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Kaleidoscope 2017

A summer arts & nature adventure.  Through experiential education in music, visual arts, movement, drama, and nature studies, Kaleidoscope provides children ages 6 – 10 with new and creative ways to understand the world and express themselves. Fusing learning and fun, this 2-week program educates as it inspires, with a dynamic team of professional teaching artists […]

2017 Summer Tap Class Schedule

The class schedule can be found here.

Founding Fathers Hold Forth – in Drag!

Interested in finding out how the Founding Fathers might react to contemporary controversies? Head out to Fort Atkinson for a special performance of Ben Franklin & Baron von Steuben vs. the Paine County School Board on Saturday, February 25, at 7:30 pm at the Café Carpe, 18 South Water Street West. In this original play […]

Ben Franklin & Baron von Steuben vs. the Paine County School Board

What would the Founding Fathers think? Democracy is a messy business, and no one knows that better than Ben Franklin and Baron von Steuben. Find out just what these two Revolutionary War heroes have to say about contemporary controversies in Ben Franklin & Baron von Steuben vs. the Paine County School Board, the latest play […]

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.

Comedy, Controversy, and History Featured in New Play

Individuals of all political persuasions invoke the “Founding Fathers” to justify their positions – but have you ever wondered what the Founding Fathers themselves would think? That’s the question at the heart of Ben Franklin & Baron von Steuben vs. the Paine County School Board, the latest play from TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater opening Friday, […]

Meet Max Pollak

Max Pollak, a prestigious name on the international tap and world music scene, is the only non-Cuban member of Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, Cuba’s famous Rumba ambassadors. Critics and peers worldwide acknowledge his superior musicianship and his highly individual style called “RumbaTap” – a pioneering blend of Afro-Cuban song and dance with American tap and body music. His […]

The Wisconsin Humanities Council Interviews Danielle!

Wisconsin Humanities Council – Featured: On Art, summer 2015. Danielle Dresden, playwright, actor and residency artist, is producing artistic director of TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater in Madison. Dresden is the author of 35 plays performed across the United States and abroad. TAPIT/new works has received multiple WHC grants for projects that make innovative use of humanities expertise […]

Making a Living

TAPIT celebrates a 30th anniversary with a show about working artists by Laura Jones in Isthmus, May 21, 2015 Can artists make a living creating art? Why is the idea of the starving artist so ingrained in our culture? Are artists who succeed financially selling out? These types of questions are explored in TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater’s production of Work […]