The Parksville Murders, Episode 1
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In the world's first opera written specifically for virtual reality, two young women, Sarah and Corrine, wake in a dark, surreal, music-filled world of incongruities and evil intentions. Grotesque, masked figures slowly gather around the two from the corners of the darkened room, ceremoniously awaiting the women’s fate. One woman fights her way out, only to find that “out” might be yet another illusion in this horrific, virtual universe. Will you help Sarah? Curated by Women in VR New York
Opera on Tap
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Opera on Tap has always been dedicated to making opera more accessible to a broader audience through intimate, immersive performances. Born in 2005 at Freddy’s Bar and Backroom in Brooklyn, what began as a small monthly gathering of ambitious, classically trained singers looking for more performance opportunities has grown into a vibrant producing organization with 19 national (and international) chapters. An early leader in the movement towards bringing opera directly to new audiences in alternative venues, Opera on Tap has proven over and over that opera can be a transformational and meaningful experience for audiences, regardless of venue.

The Parksville Murders
Directed by Cari Ann Shim Sham
Co-Created by Kamala Sankaram and Jerre Dye
Starring: Kacey Cardin and Mikki Sodergren
Featuring: Anne Hiatt, Cameron Russell, Kamala Sankaram, Krista Wozniak, Michael Protacio, and Seth Gilman
Lighting Design: Christopher Weston
Costume Design: Ramona Ponce
Produced by Anne Hiatt, Todd Perlmutter, Cari Ann Shim Sham