The Franca Rame Project

April 26 - May 04, 2019

Pieces by Franca Rame & Dario Fo Translated by Gillian Hanna Conceived by Zishan Ugurlu & Laura Lassy Townsend Direction & Design by Zishan Ugurlu Locked up in a flat, an exuberant housewife makes her confession amid domestic chores, dodgy phone calls, a sex-mad brother-in-law and a forever screaming baby; a woman denied abortion teaches […]

Poetry Electric: Betty & Belrays (Voices for Civil Rights)

May 13

Book and Lyrics by William Electric Black Director is William Electric Black The reworked piece for a smaller ensemble tells the story of three white female singers from Detroit, circa 1963, who struggle to change a racially divided society by singing for a Black record label. Music is by William Electric Black, Valerie Ghent (arranger/keyboards for Ashford & […]

La MaMa Café / Palenque

La MaMa is excited to announce La MaMa Café new partnership with Palenque Homemade Colombian Food! After a successful test run in April, this new partnership will continue starting May 3rd. Palenque will serve delicious gourmet Colombian fusions, ‘home­style’ cooking to our audiences in both of our theaters. Concessions will be open one hour before […]

Contradict This! A Birthday Funeral for Heroes

June 20 - June 29, 2019

By The Bearded Ladies Cabaret Cake, coffin, gavel, choir, composers, live musical trolling! On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the much lauded homo poet Walt Whitman’s birth and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is throwing a pageant for the ancestors.  Part trial, part birthday, part funeral, this spectacle will feature […]

13 Fruitcakes

June 13 - June 16, 2019

Written & Directed by Byungkoo Ahn Song Cycle by Gihieh Lee Lyrics by Lorca, Wilde and Other Queer Poets Electronic Music by Los Angeles Laptop Collective Filled with movement and music, 13 Fruitcakes is a series of 13 staged musical vignettes about 13 significant LGBTQ figures in the human history that affect the humanity through their […]

Global Gay

June 06 - June 09, 2019

Directed by Salvino Raco Designed by Salvino Raco Dramaturgy by Micol Bez and Angelo Vannini Freely Inspired by the book Global Gay by Frédéric Martel Based on a book by French author/journalist Frédéric Martel, Global Gay is a compelling dramatization of the cruelty facing queer people around the world by state-sanctioned methods as well as deeply […]

Experiments 19: Trivial Pursuit

April 08

Written by Yael Haskal Directed by Irene Lazaridis Trivial Pursuit is a love story set in the throes of the current opioid epidemic, where life and death are a numbers game. Cast: Samantha Rago Noah Anderson Scott Gordon Yvette Segan Norah Elise Johnson Tia McDonald Jack Eubanks Yael Haskal is a playwright and performer based in […]

The La MaMa Archive Presents: Digitized Half Inch Open Reel Video of 1970s Performances

May 07

Join the La MaMa Archive at Pratt Institute for a screening and discussion of excerpts from La MaMa performances from the 1970s, now viewable after a 2-year long digitization project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Archive Director Ozzie Rodriguez, Project Manager Sophie Glidden-Lyon, and Archive Intern Kate Philipson will speak […]

We Are Celebrating Hattie (aka Brian Butterick)

April 01

Walk with friends, family and others touched by HATTIE HATHAWAY aka Brian Butterick, who died in the early hours of January 30 2019. This public funeral of our beloved friend and NYC icon begins in Tompkins Square Park, continues down Avenue A past the Pyramid Club, west on 4th St. to La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart […]

Coffeehouse Chronicles #153: Witkacy

April 27

Curated by Michal Gamily and Tomek Smolarski Moderated by Frank Hentschker Panelists: Krystyna Lipinska-Illakowicz, Daniel Pinchbeck, Jadwiga Kosicka-Gerould, Natalia Korczakowska, Eri Nox and more TBA. Live Performances Directed by: Natalia Korczakowska (Narcotics: Peyote) with composer Chris Kallmyer, Zenon Kruszelnicki (The Shoemakers), Daniel Irizarry (The Madman and the Nun), Eri Nox with performances by George Olesky […]