co-founder and artistic director

With his work described as “pure poetry” (Boston Globe), stage director, choreographer, and dancer Zack Winokur is recognized as one of the most innovative and exciting talents working in opera today. Recent highlights include: Only an Octave Apart (“a glittering, disarming, poignant reminder of why theater exists”— W Magazine) featuring Anthony Roth Costanzo and Justin Vivian Bond with new arrangements by Nico Muhly at St. Ann’s Warehouse, the NY Philharmonic, and Opera Philadelphia; EASTMAN, a commission from Little Island’s inaugural festival centering the work and life of composer Julius Eastman; his “rich, seamless” (NY Times) production of The Black Clown, at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center and the American Repertory Theater; his “darkly captivating” (NY Times) production of Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine, by Tyshawn Sorey and Claudia Rankine, starring Julia Bullock on the grand staircase of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and other productions at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Santa Fe Opera, Dutch National Opera, Stanford Live. Winokur served as Artistic Director of NYPopsUp, a sprawling state Governor’s initiative to reopen the performing arts across NY State with over 300 free and public performances featuring hundred of artists from February to July 2021; and co-teaches, with Davóne Tines, a transdisciplinary storytelling class at Harvard.