We have lots of exciting work in development here at Tapestry. Commissioning and developing new Canadian opera is at the heart of what we do, with a process refined over 40 years of experience in world premieres of all sizes.
Our artistic development focuses on investments in workshopping, dramaturgy, innovation and a commitment to artists. Each particular work’s needs shape the process grounded in collaboration, openness, and a drive for artistic excellence. There’s no telling what magic can arise out of such vast possibility.
With a number of major works in development, including site-specific productions and new investments in integrated technologies, there’s a wealth of artistic exploration and development going on behind the scenes!
Ten Days in a Madhouse
In 19th Century New York, daring reporter Nellie Bly took on an undercover assignment like no other: feign insanity and commit herself to a women’s asylum.
Working for the New York Reporter, Nellie’s mission was to spend 10 days as a patient at the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell’s Island. Certain that women were being mistreated but unable to prove it, she exposed the inhumane conditions by experiencing them first-hand, causing a shockwave of sensation.
10 Days in a Madhouse dramatizes Nellie’s extraordinary, operative story as a partnership with Opera Philadelphia.