BMP is an organization that seeks to tell the stories of our time. With each new work we commission, we ask the key question "why this story, why now?" We process and digest hard truths about ourselves and the world through the works we bring to the stage. The nation is grappling with questions of how to rise up against systemic racism, brutality, and oppression.
We stand with our Black colleagues, friends, audiences, artists, and all those who have experienced the vicious history of racism in this country. We stand with those who give voice to the many whose voices have been taken far too soon. And we are looking inwards, asking how we can support those voices in the best way we know -- by giving them a platform through the art we create. While our stages are dark, we must use this moment to ensure that once they reopen, the answer to the question "why this story, why now" is made clear.
BMP: PRODUCER ACADEMY
Have you ever wondered what goes into producing new works? Learn the tricks of the trade from the experts at BMP: Producer Academy.
BMP’s Producer Academy will demystify the production process. From having a great idea to opening night to touring and more, we’ll help you form concrete skills to develop and produce new performance works.
BMP: NEXT GENERATION
We are seeking submissions from early career composers currently attending or within four years of completing a degree program for the second cycle of BMP: Next Generation.
Ten composers will be selected to present their work in New York City in Spring 2021. From those composers, two will be chosen to write 30-minute works for presentation during the 2021-2022 season. One of the two finalists will receive a full commission for an evening-length opera, including a world premiere production.