Stephen Cumminskey

We were proud to support the US operatic premiere of 4.48 Psychosis by British writer Sarah Kane.

About the Show

Straight from the Royal Opera House’s sold-out production, PROTOTYPE presents the US premiere of the contemporary opera that has the entire world buzzing. Composed of 24 fragmented episodes, Sarah Kane's chilling final play details the experience of clinical depression and reveals an individual’s struggle to come to terms with their own psychosis. Philip Venables’ greatly acclaimed operatic adaptation, directed by Ted Huffman and conducted by Richard Baker, explores the search for love and happiness and the struggle for identity through a fusion of opera and spoken text. As an opera, 4.48 Psychosis brings a new resonance to the last creative utterances of one of the most courageous young British writers of her generation.

Event Information

4.48 Psychosis was performed as part of the PROTOTYPE Festival at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York. The production ran from January 5-12, 2019. 

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