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Older Adults and Youth Connect Through Creativity Think loneliness is only a private sorrow? Think again. Study after study has found that social isolation is linked to multiple health problems, particularly among older adults. For this population, loneliness is just as significant a health risk as smoking or obesity. St. Mary’s Care Center, working in […]

Tapit New Works 30th Anniversary

Work the Act

30 years ago, this unlikely adventure began, and we are still here. Celebrate with us! Come see Work the Act and the Theater of the Misfit Comics, May 28 – June 7, at the TAPIT/new works Studio Theater. Thursday, May 28, Friday, May 29, Saturday, May 30, 7:30 PM Friday, June 5, Saturday, June 6 (both […]

TAPIT/new works

2015 Winter-Spring Tap Class Schedule

The class schedule can be found here.

Tap Shoes at TAPIT

Return of the Zombie Apocalypse!

You know how it is with zombies – they keep coming back. True to form, the zombies featured in TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater’s one-act comedy, Now What, are hitting the comeback trail, and stopping off in coffee shops, restaurants and watering holes throughout Dane County. The next expected zombie outbreak is Saturday, April 19, at 8 […]

Zombie Apocalypse

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.

Convenience is a Schenk’s Corners love story

Fresco Opera Theatre and TAPIT/new works set an opera-filled romantic comedy in an east-side corner store By Gwen Rice in Isthmus, July 29, 2014 When Fresco Opera Theatre moved into a new office on Winnebago Street last summer, executive director Frank Cain was happy to have TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater next door. The company’s producing artistic directors, Donna Peckett […]

Convenience: Comedy, Opera and a Neighborhood Affair

77 Square on, July 2014 Summer’s here, and the time is right for singing and acting in the streets  at least on Madison’s east side.  Next-door neighbor arts organizations TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater and Fresco Opera Theatre are teaming up to celebrate their shared neighborhood in Convenience, a new production opening Friday, August 1. Combining […]

One more time! Mangia, Mangia! returns.

One more time! Catch the final Madison performance of Mangia, Mangia! Treat yourself to a heaping helping of humor, heart and Italian food, when Mangia, Mangia! returns.  This hit play from TAPIT/new works brings Madison’s legendary Greenbush neighborhood to life with comedy, drama, old family photos and more, transporting audiences to a time when less was more — […]

A Living – And Tapping – Legend Performs!

It’s not often area audiences encounter a living legend, yet from Sunday, March 2nd – Tuesday, March 4th, Madisonians had many opportunities to see Brenda Bufalino, one of the world’s leading performers of a uniquely American art form – tap dance.  After lecture-demonstrations and master classes here, Ms. Bufalino shared her insights into the artistry and […]