Prototype Festival/Beth Morrison Projects
666 Ocean Avenue, #D1, Brooklyn, NY 11226
Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) identifies and supports the work of emerging and established composers and their multi-media collaborators through the commission, development, production and touring of their works, which take the form of music-theatre, opera-theatre, multi-media concert works and new forms waiting to be discovered. Founded in 2006, Beth Morrison Projects encourages risk-taking, creating a structure for developing new work that is unique to each artist, which gives them the time and space to experiment and push boundaries. Noted as a composers producer, "Beth Morrison, of Beth Morrison Projects, has been gathering strength for several years, producing some of the most exciting music-theatre projects in the city (The New Yorker)." To date, the company has commissioned, developed, and produced more than thirty premiere opera and music-theatre works that have been performed around the globe. The New York Times recently said, The production of new [opera] works in the city still falls mostly to the tireless Beth Morrison and her Beth Morrison Projects
" The Wall Street Journal wrote, Ms. Morrison may be immortalized one day as a 21st-century Diaghilev, known for her ability to assemble memorable collaborations among artists." Current and upcoming projects include works by composers Darcy James Argue, Mohammed Fairouz, Du Yun, Ted Hearne, David Lang, David T. Little, Zhou Long, Keeril Makan, Missy Mazzoli, Paola Prestini, Kamala Sankaram, Scott Wheeler and more, with directors Julian Crouch, James Darrah, Rachel Dickstein, Daniel Fish, Yuval Sharon and Robert Woodruff. Projects have been performed in American and international venues, including Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Kitchen, Performance Space 122, Lincoln Center, The Walker Art Center, The Barbican, The Holland Festival, The Operadagen Festival, The Beijing Music Festival, The New York Musical Theater Festival, and more.