NEW YORK CITY: HERE has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring multiple works developed within the company.
“Inspired by the strength of our artists’ visions, HERE’s 2019-2020 season features a dynamic mix of HERE-produced works including a techno-noir opera and a disturbing and funny immersive experience, groundbreaking presentations from around the world, and new productions by our trusted friends,” said founding artistic director Kristin Marting in a statement.
The season will begin with the world premiere of Looking at You (Sept. 6-21) by composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist Rob Handel, co-produced with Opera on Tap and Experiments in Opera. The techno-noir opera explores issues of privacy in a digital society. Kristin Marting will direct.
Following will be Zoey Martinson’s The Black History Museum…According to the United States of America (Nov. 1-24), co-produced with Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative. The dark comedy installation performance confronts different narratives surrounding blackness in the U.S.
Continuing the season will be Winter Puppet Parlor (Dec. 2-3), HERE’s annual puppetry celebration, featuring works by Ty Defoe and Admiral Grey, as well as burlesque performer Peekaboo Pointe.
Next up will be PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now (Jan. 9-18, 2020). The company’s yearly festival, co-produced with Beth Morrison Projects, will feature 23 different musical theatre and opera performances in various venues throughout NYC.
Rounding out the season will be HERE’s CULTUREMART series (Feb. 24-March 1), which showcases resident artists’ works-in-development.
Founded in 1993, HERE is a New York-based theatre dedicated to multi-disciplinary performances and exhibits.