March 4 – 7, 2020
The Flea Theater
20 Thomas St
Building on the success of Experiments in Opera’s first Off the Ground series of opera workshops in February 2019, we are hosting the 2020 version at The Flea Theater from March 2 – 8, 2020. These performances provide audiences with an early glimpse of a new work in development at a very low cost.
The first workshop will feature a first look at the new opera being generated by the Experiments in Opera Writers’ Room (Title TBD). The Untitled Writers’ Room Opera (Part One) includes the first three episodes of a longer ten-episode piece that will receive its full premiere in the spring of 2021 as part of EiO’s 10th Anniversary Celebration. The new opera is about an aspiring artist who grapples first with her father’s suicide and then with the unexpected fame of his paintings which become celebrated as “outsider art.” The three episodes included in Part One of this opera will be composed by Jason Cady, Pauline Kim and Phil Kline, based on librettos by Jason Cady, Jerome Parker and Lauren D’Errico.
An additional opera (TBD) will be workshopped on the final two days of this weeklong project.