PROTOTYPE Unveils Programming 2024 Edition

By David Salazar

The PROTOTYPE Festival has announced its 2024 season, the 11th in the company’s history.

Kicking things off will be the world premiere of Heather Christian’s “Terce.” The “radical rethinking of a monastic 9 am mass and an adaptation that reimagines the face of the ‘Holy Spirit’ through the lens of the Divine Feminine” features a 30-person choir, among others. Kennan Tyler Oliphant directs and Mona Seyed-Bolorforosh conducts.

Performance Dates: Jan. 10 – 20, 2024

Huang Ruo and Matthew Ozawa’s “Angel Island” will get its New York premiere. The work explores the journeys of Chinese immigrants to San Francisco and the repercussions of the ensuing Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.

Performance Dates: Jan. 11-13, 2024

Audiences will also get to see the world premiere of Mary Kouyoumdjian and Royce Vavrek’s “Adoration.” The work is based on Atom Egoyan’s film and focuses on a high school student who “reimagines a historical terrorist attack as a tragic event involving his parents.” Laine Rettmer directs and Allan Pierson conducts.

Performance Dates: Jan. 12 – 20, 2024

Net up is Roman Grygoriv, Ilia Razumeiko, Yurii Izdryk, Publii Ovidii Nazon, Ivan Kotlyarevskyy, and Ilia Razumeiko’s “Chornobyldorf,” an experimental opera that explores humanity in a post-societal world following the deaths of opera, capitalism, and philosophy. Roman Grygoriv and Ilia Razumeiko direct.

Performance Dates: Jan. 12-20, 2024

The final new work on offer will be Autumn Chacon and Laura Ortman’s “Malinché,” a modern retelling of the La Llorona myth.

Performance Dates: Jan. 20, 2024