New Worlds Theatre Project
Mir’l is a provincial girl raised in a small river town by her devout grandparents. She is on the cusp of womanhood, ready to declare her independence, when she finds herself on her own. She doesn’t know which way to turn -- until she meets a luminous, mysterious stranger who lives on the other side of the river.
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The video works by Jessica Hankey and Erin Colleen Johnson presented in Set Pieces explore the unstable relationship between location, image, and perception.
Inspired by the 1960 short story by James Hurst, The Scarlet Ibis is a new American opera that explores the pain and wonder of childhood. The piece fuses singers, puppets, and nimble, multimedia stagecraft to evoke a primal, dreamlike landscape where two brothers struggle over the meaning of normal.
A musical and archetypal journey through the subconscious, Sunken Cathedral is a multimedia performance by Korean-American composer, sonic surrealist and TED fellow Bora Yoon, fusing voice, electronics, and instruments from various cultures and centuries with evocative video design.
In Toxic Psalms, Carmina Slovenica, creates a highly theatrical and visceral experience through vocal music that is both unexpected and provocative.
Co-produced with Beth Morrison Projects, PROTOTYPE is the annual celebration of daring opera-theatre and music-theatre from around the world in NYC.
The third edition of PROTOTYPE, running from January 8–17, will feature two world premiere co-productions—composer Stefan Weisman and librettist David Cote’s The Scarlet Ibis, and Korean-American artist Bora Yoon’s multimedia music-theatre work, Sunken Cathedral. The festival also includes Toxic Psalms, an international co-presentation with Slovenian vocal theatre company Carmina Slovenica and St. Ann’s Warehouse; Kansas City Choir Boy, a theatricalized concept album by Todd Almond featuring Courtney Love, at HERE; two work-in-progress presentations of Beth Morrison Projects operas in development: Winter’s Child, by Ellen Reid and Amanda Jane Shank, co-presented with Trinity Wall Street, and Aging Magician, by Paola Prestini, Rinde Eckert, and Julian Crouch, co-presented with Park Avenue Armory and Opera America’s New Works Forum; and a one-night-only performance by Timur and the Dime Museum at Joe’s Pub. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets to PROTOTYPE 2015!
Through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), HERE commissions, develops, and produces new hybrid works over a 1- to 3-year period. Our artists work across disciplines, disrupting conventional expectations as they cast new molds of collaborative works. HERE Residents show works-in-progress, develop workshop productions, and mount full-scale productions.
We are currently accepting submissions for HARP. The deadline is February 3, 2015.
CLICK HERE for the application.