Festival Program


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Prototype Vision

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now burst onto the opera scene in 2013, unleashing a powerful wave of opera-theatre and music-theatre from a new generation of classical and post-classical composers and librettists. Focusing on innovative chamber-scale works, PROTOTYPE shows opera like it’s never been seen before: high-tech, edgy, and up-close. Following the smashing success of its first two seasons, PROTOTYPE’s visionary line-up is quickly becoming a can’t-miss annual tradition.

Join us January 6-17, 2016 as Beth Morrison Projects and HERE bring you another dazzling showcase of daring opera-theatre and music-theatre works from the most exciting 21st-century artists: the world premiere of Angel’s Bone by Du Yun & Royce Vavrek; the New York premiere of Dog Days by David T. Little & Royce Vavrek; a first-look presentation of The Good Swimmer by Heidi Rodewald & Donna Di Novelli; the American premiere of The Last Hotel by Irish artists Donnacha Dennehy & Enda Walsh; the U.S. premiere/Multi-media concert of Sága by Flemish artists Dez Mona & B.O.X.; a concert reading of La Reina by Mexican artists Jorge Sosa & Laura Sosa Pedroza; and an opera-cabaret presentation by Bombay Rickey.

PROTOTYPE is proud to be a part of January in NYC, where more than 45,000 people converge at performing arts festivals and industry gatherings as a dozen leading U.S. and global performing arts organizations present a concurrence of events. Learn more by clicking here.

January in NYC

“Timidity is not a problem for Prototype’s trio of founding producers, Kristin Marting, Beth Morrison, and Kim Whitener. In its second season, the twelve-day festival found the crevices in New York’s underground opera life and filled them with inventive shows and intrepid audiences.”
Justin Davidson, New York magazine

Festival Slideshow

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Curatorial Policy

PROTOTYPE is a curated festival and applications are not accepted.