Experiments 16: Felice Belle’s ‘It Is Reasonable to Expect’

February 29, 2016

Is Em on the verge of a breakdown or already broken? Eleven years into her dissertation on the infinite nature of choice, she’s out of viable options. To save herself, she’ll launch an internal investigation to pinpoint the moment her life went wrong.’ About the Playwright FELICE BELLE ​is a poet, playwright, and pop culture enthusiast. She was […]

Lemonade by Heather Litteer

April 15, 2016 - April 24, 2016

Directed by Elena Heyman Assistant Directed by Callie Jane Farnsworth Dramaturg: Lucy Sexton Script Editor: Mike Albo Heather came to the Big Apple to become an actress. Little by little, part by part, she worked her way up the ladder, playing the hookers, junkies, and strippers — you know, the parts that some actresses are too afraid to play. […]

Love’s Refrain: A Confession by Justin Sayre

April 1, 2016 - April 10, 2016

By Justin Sayre Directed by Matthew Placek Costume Design by Dusty Childers Musical Score by David John Sokolowski Producer, Madeleine Bourgeois Tracing the lives of stars from nebula to supernova, Justin Sayre extracts a fresh definition for love in his latest solo play, Love’s Refrain. Wedding personal stories with the science and poetry of astronomy, Love’s Refrain is romanticism […]

New School Showcase: Not About Nightingales

April 21, 2016 - April 24, 2016

Written by Tennessee Williams Directed by Zishan Ugurlu Not About Nightingales is Tennessee Williams’ brutal and upsetting prison drama investigates the inhumane prison conditions of the past and present. The play was originally written in the 1930s but wasn’t discovered until the late 1990s. The United States has the largest prison population in the world. […]

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival ’16

April 29, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Curated by Nicky Paraiso From the world premiere of a new work by a lesbian, queer and transgender ballet company Ballez to the La MaMa premiere of a young Korean contemporary dance group, Project S, to shared evenings of both talented emerging and mid-career choreographers, La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival reflects La MaMa’s longstanding dedication to […]

Coffeehouse Chronicles #135 — Genji Ito

May 7, 2016

Spend an intimate afternoon celebrating the life and work of composer, Genji Ito. The event, moderated by George Ferencz, features panelists George Drance, Tavia Ito, Tim Schellenbaum, Virlana Tkacz, Zishan Ugurlu, and Marybeth Ward, with live performances by Shiela Dabney, Yukio Tsuji, Perry Yung, and screenings of archival material. Moderator: George  Ferencz Panel members: Zishan  Ugurlu, Virlana Tkacz, Marybeth Ward, Tavia […]

Ballez | “Sleeping Beauty & the Beast”

April 29, 2016 - May 8, 2016

WORLD PREMIERE Choreographed by: Katy Pyle, with Jules Skloot and the Company Conceived and Directed by Katy Pyle The Ballez returns to radically, queerly re-imagine another tale from the ballet canon. Celebrating the lives of lesbian, queer, and transgender people in the L.E.S., Sleeping Beauty & the Beast is a two-act Ballez spanning two theaters at La […]

Suk Soon Jung / Project S|< For Whom >

April 29, 2016

This piece is a story about our dreams – both what we are dream about, and what we used to dream about. We remember the dreams we had as children, wearing hero masks and pretending to be Hollywood superheroes. And now, we live in the present having forgotten these dreams. Through this work, two versions of […]

Shared Evening: Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works, Amanda Loulaki, Yvonne Meier

April 30, 2016 - May 1, 2016

Mammal by Paula Josa-Jones WORLD PREMIERE Mammal is a “shape-shifting” dance, a cellular, poetic echolocation that viscerally connects male and female, human and non-human at the porous borderland where they intersect and blend.   by Paula Josa-Jones (Artistic Director of Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works) Choreography and performance:  Paula Josa-Jones Music:  Fred Firth, Dakha Brakha house of wind (a process […]

La MaMa Kids Winter Wonderland

La MaMa Kids: 2015 Winter Wonderland Presentation

December 19, 2015

La MaMa Family will weave their magic and excitement for La MaMa’s End of Year celebration event – a fun-filled immersive performance by La MaMa resident artists. Site-specific performances interweave throughout the Annex building, each piece inspired by the theme of ‘Winter Wonderland’.  Embracing puppetry, storytelling, dance, music and theatre, this is a unique holiday event for […]