Poetry Electric: Women Writers/Resist

October 17, 2017

Poetry as a form of creative political intervention is now more necessary then ever. Raised so powerfully at last year’s Protest March, women’s diverse voices are united in resistance and are an important antidote to current American demagoguery.  Celebrate tonight’s call to action — the future is female. Featuring: Ashley August, Kearah-Armonie (Kearmonie), Susan Kirschbaum, Raven Necole, Stephanie […]

La MaMa Kids: Framed | The Mother Goose Chronicles

January 27, 2018

By Jane Catherine Shaw Join us for a new children’s puppet piece created by La MaMa Resident Artist Jane Catherine Shaw. Mother goose has been taken in for questioning. During her interrogation many of the characters from the popular Rhymes come to life in a wall of picture frames that form the backdrop for the piece. […]

La MaMa Kids: Winter Wonderland Presentation

December 16, 2017

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. Embracing puppetry, storytelling, dance, music and theatre, this is a unique holiday event for the whole family, all ages encouraged! Featuring works from: Margarita Blush Marina Celander Honey Goodenough […]

La MaMa Kids: Creativity for Kids | Connect Through Play

November 18, 2017

Art brings meaning and inspiration to the way we experience the world around us. Children are naturally predisposed to the Arts with their rich imaginations and love for storytelling. As a teaching artist, Leah Lawrence offers drama classes that enable children to strengthen their performance skills and their ability to work collaboratively in a group. […]

La MaMa Kids: Akmani | Meeting Through Story, Puppetry, & Dance

October 14, 2017

Distance Workshop with Ping Chong + Company, CultureHub & Alaska Native Heritage Center With Gary Upay’aq Beaver (Central Yup’ik), Ryan Conarro, Justin Perkins This special distance connection gives young people an experience of storytelling forms fromthe wider world beyond New York City! NYC youth meet Ping Chong + Company artists from the La MaMa production […]

Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

January 4, 2018 - January 21, 2018

US PremiereBy Split Britches [Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver] Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) by Split Britches is a new exploration of ageing, anxiety and ‘doomsday’ created through conversation and collaboration with an array of elders and artists. Developed between the UK and US, Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw have created a unique production, combining darkly playful Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring new protocol for public […]


December 29, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Panorama, “the heart-and-mind-expanding new performance piece from the Italian troupe Motus at La MaMa!” World Premiere Devised and Directed by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò Dramaturgy by Erik Ehn and Daniela Nicolò With the actors of the Great Jones Repertory Company Part of The Public’s Under The Radar Festival, NYC. La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club co-production with […]

Summer Rental: CHANGERS, A Dance Story

September 11, 2017 - September 15, 2017

All performances are SOLD OUT! Please contact Opening Ceremony with questions at online@openingceremony.com with questions La MaMa does not handle ticketing for this event Written and Directed by Spike Jonze Starring Mia Wasikowska & Lakeith Stanfield Opening Ceremony and American Express Platinum are pleased to announce “Changers”, A Dance Story, an innovative and intimate performance written and directed by Spike Jonze. The performance explores […]

Summer Rental: Ursula Rucker’s ‘My Father’s Daughter’

October 10, 2017 - October 15, 2017

Directed by Ozzie Jones Written & Performed by Ursula Rucker Music by Tim Motzer My Father’s Daughter is written and performed by the dynamic truth-telling spoken word poet and recording artist Ursula Rucker. Inspired by her mother’s life, My Father’s Daughter tells the dramatic and powerful story of mom and daughter, as Ursula states “Her life informs mine and still does. Her […]