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A Night at the Zombie B&B

You know how it is with zombies…     Zombies and Halloween…  What Could Be Better? Enjoy an up-close and spooky performance of A Night at the Zombie B&B, the hysterical TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater comedy about zombies and all things apocalyptic, at the historic Mendota Lake House B&B in Madison. Two performances only! Friday and […]

A Night at the Zombie B&B

TAPIT/new works

30 years ago this unlikely adventure began, and we are still here. Celebrate with us!

TAPIT/new works

2016 Fall Tap Class Schedule

The class schedule can be found here.

TAPIT/new works

Work the Act

TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater Announces 30th Anniversary Production. What do you get when you combine performance art with a Catskills attitude? You get Work the Act, a new comedy from TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater, marking the Company’s 30th year of developing and producing original theater. Work the Act follows the misadventures of the Rolling Bag […]

Work the Act - TAPIT/new works

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.

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 […]

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 […]