Condensed versions of all 36 Shakespeare plays, with everyday objects (think pepper shakers and spray bottles) standing in for the characters.
Separation is a love story about the connection between music and dance in hip-hop culture, represented through popping (Sackett) and beatboxing (Mr MiC), and how the elements grew apart. Presented in partnership with the Lied Center of Kansas.
In Spiritrials, addiction, religion and the law intersect in a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program. A timely exploration of the American criminal justice system, this multi-dimensional play blurs the line between hip-hop and dramatic performance.
Opera is an artistic medium that articulates and confronts human passions with powerful immediacy. This conviction is what drives Heartbeat Opera’s desire to rejuvenate opera and to transform its recognized masterpieces from venerated relics into freshly challenging encounters.