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2020 Winter-Spring Tap Class Schedule

The class schedule can be found here.

Wit & Wisdom…Monologues of Ruth Draper

She’s Back! The monologues of Ruth Draper (1884-1956), the most famous actress you never heard of, will be brought to life again on Sunday, October 20, at 5 pm at The Winnebago Cafe, 2262 Winnebago Street, Madison. Door opens at 4:00 PM for cash bar and for hors d’oeuvres. Show at 5:00 PM. Show tickets: $20. Please contact […]

Wisc-opera

“Fish Fry” captures the recipe for a cultural touchstone BY JAY RATH MAY 16, 2019 in Isthmus Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” — the opera cycle with the Viking helmet woman — features gods, golden apples, a dwarf and a giant who (spoiler alert) is turned into a dragon. So who’s to say a new opera […]

Fish Fry – On the Road!

Fish Fry – Comedy, Opera, & a Secret Recipe, a TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater and Fresco Opera Theatre collaboration, is coming to the Café Carpe for a free performance at 6:30 pm Friday, July 12. In this production, Sal, the long-time proprietor of the nearly-legendary Sal’s Place, home of the best fish fry on Lake Cattywompus, plans to join the […]

How to Contact Us

Producing Artistic Directors
Danielle Dresden
Donna Peckett
TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater
1957 Winnebago Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Phone: 608.244.2938
e-mail: info@tapitnewworks.org

Mission Statement

TAPIT/new works creates, produces and performs original works, collaborating with theater, dance, music and visual artists; brings the arts to audiences of varied ages and backgrounds; encourages participation in the arts through outreach; and strives to enrich the lives of individuals and communities.

Wisc-opera

“Fish Fry” captures the recipe for a cultural touchstone BY JAY RATH MAY 16, 2019 in Isthmus Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” — the opera cycle with the Viking helmet woman — features gods, golden apples, a dwarf and a giant who (spoiler alert) is turned into a dragon. So who’s to say a new opera […]

Blaming and shaming

A new play looks at public health pariahs By Holly Henschen in Isthmus, October 25, 2017 In a very Madison course of events, playwright Danielle Dresden found an authority on the subject of her latest work within city limits. “I happened to be writing this play that involved Typhoid Mary, and a world-renowned expert on […]

Typhoid Mary, Patient Zero… and the M Factor Premieres

What do an Irish immigrant cook in the early 1900s, a French-Canadian flight attendant in the 1980s, and a mysterious 21st century outbreak striking foreign students and mosque attendees have in common? Find out in Typhoid Mary, Patient Zero… and the M Factor, the latest play from TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater, opening Thursday, October 5, […]

Building Social Connection Through the Arts

St. Mary’s Care Center and the Verona School District’s Functional Vocational Program (VSDFVP) are joining together with TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater to address a major public health hazard, striking as many as one in five people and linked to early death in older adults. The health problem is loneliness, and the three partners are showing […]