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Announcing Ticket Sales for Monkey

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: Tickets are on sale TODAY for Monkey, A Kung Fu Puppet Parable. YAY!!! It’s an amazing show so be… Read More

Announcing White Snake Project’s 2023/24 Season

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: We are so proud to announce our second full season. YAY! And a special thank you to all who… Read More

Major Funding from Creative Capital

So happy and proud that Brent Michael Davids, with the support and help from White Snake Projects, has won a major Creative Capital grant. We… Read More

Show Out Boston!

WOW! What a night! Boston showed up, showed out and showed off! We are so grateful to all our partners, audience members, and supporters who… Read More

Thanks for Celebrating with us 🥰

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: We are still heady from the gorgeous performances of Let’s Celebrate!, at WGBH’s Calderwood Studio. What a show! It… Read More

Cerise Jacobs on All Things Considered

Founding artist director of White Snake Projects and opera-maker Cerise Jacobs was featured on GBH’s All Things Considered this week with host Arun Rath. Read More

We Did It!

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: We did it! We completed our three performance run of Cosmic Cowboy with no casualties to Covid-19 (thank you… Read More

PROGRAM BOOK: A Survivor’s Odyssey

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: It’s been an amazing week! We just completed our three part activist forums created with our partners as part of… Read More

Program Book: A Survivor’s Odyssey Online Forums

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful summer! Hopefully September will bring some spectacular sunny days. It will… Read More

Tickets On Sale Now for “A Survivor’s Odyssey”

https://youtu.be/eTcpL__f1DE We’re excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the third and final opera in White Snake Projects’ Pandemic Trilogy: A… Read More

PermaDeath: What Does it Mean to Die Permanently?

It troubled me that my son came to White Snake Projects’ productions reluctantly from obligation. I asked him one day, “What would it take… Read More

Naga is an Opera News Critics’ Choice!

I remember back in 2014 when I first met Scott Wheeler. We had lunch together to talk about a… Read More

REV. 23, Following Charles Through Heaven and Hell

I have Charles to thank (yet again) for REV. 23, an opera which explores heaven, hell and everything in between. I was wondering one… Read More

Ouroboros Trilogy: Following the Ancient Snake Who Eats Its Tail

What’s crazier than two neophytes making a new opera? Making three of course, all connected by the ouroboros snake in an endless cycle of birth,… Read More

White Snake Projects Awarded Civic Practice Grant from Opera America

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: “A healing moment occurs for the person who has told you their story, but also for you as the one… Read More

Madame White Snake, a Transformative Role Model

In 2005, I started to think about what I would give Charles for his 75th birthday. Charles never wanted “things;” but he was passionate about opera,… Read More

White Snake Projects at Five Years

A Loving Retrospective on Charles, the Visionary Who Made This Happen It’s coming up soon — White Snake Projects will be five… Read More

Just Announced: A Survivor’s Odyssey Premieres September 24, 2021

Following the resounding success of the virtual opera Death by Life, treating the subjects of long-term incarceration and systemic racism, Cerise Jacobs and her… Read More

Program Book: “Death By Life”

“To Breathe” — A Virtual Exhibition Exploring Art & Imagination Inside Prisons

Featuring visual artworks by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated artists, this virtual gallery, To Breathe, is part of White Snake Project’s Death By Life series on “Understanding… Read More

Program Book: Understanding and Responding to Mass Incarceration

Three Online Events Exploring Systemic Racism and Long-Term Incarceration (March 30, April 6 & 13)

Cerise Jacobs and her activist opera company, White Snake Projects, are pleased to announce three online events leading up to the premiere of their… Read More

Explore with us the intersection of mass incarceration & systemic racism

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: We are thrilled to announce three upcoming forums presented in partnership with the University of Chicago Human Rights Lab as… Read More

On Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: I’ll never forget my visit to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN, a… Read More

Q&A with Tian Hui Ng

For Tian Hui Ng, going digital has meant rethinking everything he knows about conducting. Find out how the Music Director of… Read More

Q&A with Andy Carluccio

Meet Andy Carluccio, the video engineer for Alice in the Pandemic. Andy is the president of Liminal Entertainment Technologies, a company focused on providing industry-leading… Read More

It’s Time to Get Your Tickets!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgqN2-NzJYY Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: Today’s the day! Tickets for Alice in the Pandemic are on sale NOW!  The premiere is October… Read More

Activist Blog: “We All Have Learning to Do”

I can’t think of any recent moment in which I have been more moved than I was while watching the premiere of I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams. It was truly a masterpiece; a work that was eye-opening and intimate in addition to its unquestionable beauty. Upon leaving, I felt shaken by its tragedy, but also empowered by its delivery, especially since it was done with a brilliant all-female cast. Read More

Activist Blog: Thoughts on Sing Out Strong Immigrant Voices

Recently, immigration has been a recurring topic in the media. We hear about refugee crises in foreign countries daily. Read More

Activist Blog: Thoughts About Dreamer

Stories about Dreamers have dominated headlines in recent months due to the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration. We are bombarded with statistics and it becomes nearly impossible to pick out the truth from the mess of “alternative facts”. One day, the public will be uplifted by the stories of undocumented immigrants who have met great success, and the next, there will be heart-wrenching videos of traumatized children sitting alone in cages. Read More

Activist Blog: “I Am Not Your Typical Opera Patron”

I am not your typical opera patron. I’m a sophomore in high school, and although I often profess my love for musical theatre, it is in reference to the works of Lin-Manuel Miranda as opposed those of Verdi and Puccini. Read More

Activist Blog: “A New Door Into the World of Opera”

When I imagined opera I had the image of a lady in a Viking helmet trying to break glass with her high notes. But I could not have been farther from the truth. PermaDeath was nothing I would have expected. Read More