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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 […]

2019 Summer Tap Class Schedule

The class schedule can be found here.

Fish Fry – Comedy, Opera, & a Secret Recipe – Premieres May 23

The fish fry may not have been invented in Wisconsin, but this is where we turned it into an art form. TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater and Fresco Opera Theatre join forces to celebrate this beloved tradition in a new production, Fish Fry – Comedy, Opera, & a Secret Recipe, running for 10 performances, May 23 – […]

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 Saturday, February 16, at 7:30 pm at the Café Carpe, 18 South Water Street, Fort Atkinson TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater is bringing its production of Wit & Wisdom: Monologues of Ruth Draper to the Café Carpe following […]

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

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.

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 […]

A democracy lesson — in drag

TAPIT/new works tackles school censorship By Chelsey Dequaine in Isthmus, April 28, 2016 Baron von Steuben, the Revolutionary War hero credited with transforming the Continental Army into a force capable of beating the British, was never asked and didn’t tell: By many accounts, von Steuben was a gay man. In Ben Franklin & Baron von Steuben […]