p r i s m PROTOTYPE

This week: concerts in New York (December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019)

The Infinite Hotel | PROTOTYPE Festival

The Infinite Hotel invites live audiences to become ‘extras’ and step inside an elaborate movie-making machine, producing a one-take feature film together every night. The film’s narrative follows five strangers unknowingly writing music together across space and time, and questions the nature of human interrelatedness, our appetite for visibility, and the creative ideas we accidentally share.
Saturday, January 5 at 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Tickets $30-$75, $25 with PROTO Pack, $60 with Premium PROTO Pack
Irondale, 85 South Oxford Street Brooklyn, NY
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Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance | PROTOTYPE Festival

Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance is a bilingual cross-border opera about the enigmatic general, legendary bandit, and hero of the Mexican Revolution. Through a non-linear collage of scenes from or inspired by the life of the complex, contradictory, and controversial leader, the piece provides a timely lens into the relationships and overlaps between the communities of Mexico, the United States, and the borderlands.
Saturday, January 5 at 7:30 PM & Sunday, January 6 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Tickets $30-$75, $25 with PROTO Pack, $70 with Premium PROTO Pack
BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY
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4.48 Psychosis | PROTOTYPE Festival

4.48 Psychosis

4.48 Psychosis

Composed of 24 fragmented episodes, Sarah Kane’s final play details the experience of clinical depression and reveals an individual’s struggle to come to terms with their own psychosis. Philip Venables’s operatic adaptation, directed by Ted Huffman and conducted by Richard Baker, explores the search for love and happiness and the struggle for identity through a fusion of opera and spoken text.
Saturday, January 5 at 8:00 PM & Sunday, January 6 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $30-$75, $25 with PROTO Pack, $60 with PREMIUM Proto Pack
Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
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Train With No Midnight | PROTOTYPE Festival

Singer and writer Joseph Keckler and an intimate musical ensemble lead the audience through a series of vignettes, each like a stop on a late-night train—from Paris to Hamburg, Michigan to Times Square and the symbolic space of The Crossroads, a place of danger and possibility.
Saturday, January 5 at 9:30 PM & Sunday, January 6 at 6:00 PM
Tickets $30–$75, $25 with PROTO pack, $60 with Premium PROTO pack
HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY
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Caleb Teicher & Co. with Conrad Tao: More Forever

Conrad Tao

Conrad Tao–Photo by Brantley Gutierrez

Caleb Teicher and Conrad Tao collaborate in More Forever, a new evening-length work commissioned by Works & Process. On a stage covered by a thin layer of sand, dancers explore American dance traditions such as vernacular jazz, tap, and Lindy Hop, set to Tao’s new contemporary score for piano and electronics.
Sunday, January 6 at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Tickets $45, $40 members
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY
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ThisTree | PROTOTYPE Festival

Dappled late-afternoon light bathes a clearing in the hand-crafted forest. Cellist/singer Leah Coloff emerges, trailing a 25-foot cape of tattered denim. Tracing the secrets of her family history, Coloff glides between idyllic childhood memories, unanswered questions and her roller coaster ride of fertility treatments. ThisTree weaves autobiographical storytelling, 8 mm home movies, and Coloff’s blend of blues, rock and non- traditional cello playing, supported by an all- female band, to investigate the vantage point of being the last branch on the family tree.
Sunday, January 6 at 4:00 PM
Tickets $30-$75, $25 with PROTO Pack, $60 with Premium PROTO Pack
HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY
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Philip Glass Institute Launch Event

Lisa Bielawa

Photo by Phil Mansfield

The Philip Glass Institute at The New School’s College of Performing Arts will launch with a performance by the Philip Glass Ensemble and a panel discussion with Philip Glass; Lisa Bielawa, Composer-in-Residence and Chief Curator of the Philip Glass Institute; and Richard Kessler, Executive Dean of The New School’s College of Performing Arts. The event will also include a performance of an excerpt from Bielawa’s made-for-TV opera, Vireo, which will be workshopped for live performance at the institute in spring 2020.
Sunday, January 6 at 4:30 PM
The New School, John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 5th Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY
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p r i s m | PROTOTYPE Festival

Locked away in a sterile room, a sickly child, Bibi, and her doting mother, Lumee, are each other’s sole protectors from the unknown. When a mysterious illness lurking outside their door leaves Bibi unable to walk, her youthful curiosity begins to simmer and a seductive external existence can no longer be ignored. Written by Ellen Reid and Roxie Perkins.
Sunday, January 6 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $10-$75, $25 with PROTO Pack, $60 with Premium PROTO Pack
La MaMa, Ellen Strwart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street, New York, NY
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