We focus on new works that are immersive, innovative, boundary-pushing, entertaining and accessible to a large population with a focus on American personalities and American culture (sometimes pop culture).
The program began in 2012 with our first commission and fully produced opera, SMASHED: The Carrie Nation Story by composer James Barry and librettist Timothy Braun. SMASHED premiered in 2013 at HERE Arts Center and enjoyed a very successful run at the New York International Fringe Festival in August, 2014. We performed to sold-out audiences and were one of 16 productions selected to take part in the Fringe Encore Series at the Soho Playhouse's Huron Club in September 2014.
Currently, we are developing three new operas:
The Parksville Murders by Kamala Sankaram and Jerre Dye- An episodic horror opera for VR
The Inner Circle, by Daniel Felsenfeld and Kate Gale- An opera based on the life and work of Dr. Alfred Kinsey, A.K.A Dr. Sex
Murder!, by Kamala Sankaram and Rob Reese- An immersive comic murder mystery opera designed for house parties