Kamala Sankaram
Composer

Biography
Praised as “strikingly original” (NY Times), Kamala Sankaram has received commissions from Beth Morrison Projects, HERE Arts Center, Opera on Tap, and Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra, among others. She is the recipient of a Jonathan Larson Award from the American Theater Wing, and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, MAP Fund, Opera America, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Meet the Composer, the Augustine Foundation, the Anna Sosenko Trust, and the Asian Women’s Giving Circle. Residencies and fellowships include the MacDowell Colony, the Watermill Center, the Citizens, HERE Arts Center, CAP21, Con Edison/Exploring the Metropolis, the Hermitage, and American Lyric Theater. As a resident artist at HERE Arts Center, Kamala created “Miranda,” a steampunk murder mystery, which was the winner of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical. “Thumbprint,” her second opera, premiered at the 2014 PROTOTYPE Festival.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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Building Opera Audiences2016


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Glimmerglass FestivalThe Jungle Book8/3/2020 - 8/18/2020
HERELooking At You9/6/2019 - 9/21/2019
Experiments in OperaThe Wife11/2/2018 - 11/3/2018
Los Angeles OperaThumbprint6/15/2017 - 6/18/2017
Beth Morrison ProjectsThumbprint6/15/2017 - 6/18/2017
Opera IthacaThumbprint12/2/2016 - 12/2/2016


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