The Rally Cat is an energized, multidisciplinary performing arts organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering artists and communities through opera, theatre, and musical theatre.

Founded in 2017 by librettist and director Marella Martin Koch, The Rally Cat facilitates creative educational opportunities for students of all ages and generates high-quality digital and live performances of new and classic work.


We recognize that the performing arts have long been plagued and limited by systemic inequality. The Rally Cat honors the truth that collaboration builds community and great stories change the world. We prioritize affordable programming, clear and respectful boundaries, and the simple rule that if tickets are sold, the artists are paid.

Access to art-making is often tempered by under-representation in creative leadership positions. Across the country, opera companies in particular have struggled for years to balance their budgets and attract and maintain audiences. 

Since our founding in 2017, 50% of our publicly-presented projects have been written by writers of color, 60% have been written by women, and 100% have been artist-initiated.


Let us be your Rally Cat.