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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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TAPIT/new works

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

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A Convenient Neighborhood Collaboration

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 comedy, opera and a […]

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Follow the Footsteps of an Original Hoofer!

Ralph Brown was an ace tap dancer, a virtuoso of what he called “heelology.”  Get trained in his technique in a special workshop with Katherine Kramer. Katherine Kramer is a tap dancer and multi-faceted performer whose artistic explorations have taken her from Brazil to Cuba to Prague to Anchorage, Alaska. She was the founder and […]

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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 Madison.com, 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 […]

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 collaboration with TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater, has […]

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Free Theater Workshop with the New World Performance Lab!

Hi All — Here at TAPIT/new works we’re doing a touring exchange with the New World Performance Lab, based in Akron, Ohio, and working all over the world. These awesome artists will be doing a free acting workshop on Saturday, December 7th, from 1-3 pm on the UW campus.  See below to find out more details. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Filed under Reviews · Tagged with , ,

TAPIT/new works

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

Filed under News · Tagged with ,

A Convenient Neighborhood Collaboration

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 comedy, opera and a […]

Filed under News · Tagged with ,

Follow the Footsteps of an Original Hoofer!

Ralph Brown was an ace tap dancer, a virtuoso of what he called “heelology.”  Get trained in his technique in a special workshop with Katherine Kramer. Katherine Kramer is a tap dancer and multi-faceted performer whose artistic explorations have taken her from Brazil to Cuba to Prague to Anchorage, Alaska. She was the founder and […]

Filed under News · Tagged with , ,

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 Madison.com, 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 […]

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 collaboration with TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater, has […]

Filed under Reviews · Tagged with ,

Free Theater Workshop with the New World Performance Lab!

Hi All — Here at TAPIT/new works we’re doing a touring exchange with the New World Performance Lab, based in Akron, Ohio, and working all over the world. These awesome artists will be doing a free acting workshop on Saturday, December 7th, from 1-3 pm on the UW campus.  See below to find out more details. […]