La MaMa Kids: While You Are Out

March 23

By Sova Theater An interactive performance & workshop based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream While You Are Out lands audiences in the heart of Shakespeare’s imagination as woven into “Midsummer Night’s Dream” Act II where the fairies and sprites along with their king & queen play tricks on each other or anyone else who […]

Cancelled: La MaMa Kids – Workshop with Ping Chong + Company

February 03

Unfortunately due to mechanical problems with our building’s boiler, this performance has been cancelled. In this workshop, youth and teens (ages 12+) get active and build community! They learn some of the creative tools used by Ping Chong + Company to develop the show ‘Generation NYZ.’ Kirya Traber and Ryan Conarro of Ping Chong + […]

Julian Boal: Advanced Workshop

February 10

La MaMa and Theatre of Oppressed NYC present A Rare New York Event – World-renowned TO Teacher JULIAN BOAL leads an Advanced Workshop: Representing Social Contradictions Through Theatre of the Oppressed  This workshop will focus on a dramaturgy that tries to avoid moral dualism in favor of wading deeply into the contradictions that are the […]

In The Works 2019

January 06

Since 2013, In The Works has served as a forum by and for independent artists and arts workers to share work with presenters, funders and other colleagues during January conferences and festivals in a relaxed and artist-centered setting. This year, we are proud to host works by: Anna Sperber, BamBam Frost* , DELIRIOUS Dances / […]

Stonewall 50 at La MaMa

May 30 - June 30, 2019

We celebrate World Pride with exciting voices from around the globe and down the block. Join multiple generations of queer performers as they pose questions, honor legacies and ignite the present. More Info & Tickets Coming Soon! FEATURING LA MAMA’S SQUIRTS: GENERATIONS OF QUEER PERFORMANCE In partnership with the Helix Queer Performance Network GLOBAL GAY […]

The Story of Xiaoyi

February 15 - February 16, 2019

By Shanghai Huidiji Public Psychological Care Center Directed by Sun Xinlan The Story of Xiaoyi is an interactive psychodrama composed of four sections: “Dramatic Presentation,” “Interactive Experiences,” “Volunteer Interpretation,” and “Hui Diji’s Heart Forum,” all based on real stories and psycho-social counseling cases. Shanghai Huidiji Public Psychological Care Center was launched in 2011 in Shanghai, […]

Two Dogs

February 10 - February 11, 2019

By Meng Theatre Studio Directed by Meng Jinghui Two Dogs is an exceptional example of contemporary Chinese avant-garde theater. Since its premiere in 2007, it has been performed more than 2000 times, both throughout China and at international venues and festivals. Directed by Meng Jinghui, China’s most influential and celebrated theatre director, the play combines the creative […]

The Dictionary of Soul

February 08 - February 09, 2019

By The Physical Guerrillas Directed by Li Ning Created by award-winning director and choreographer Li Ning,Dictionary of the Soul depicts people’s “souls” in a physical and powerful way. The piece consists of two main parts, the first part shows a desperate working course in an abstract factory with only stones, the second part is a […]

China Fringe Theater Festival

February 08 - February 16, 2019

Part of the Creative China Festival 2019 In Partnership with the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation, Beijing Fringe Festival, Shanghai Huidiji Public Psychological Care Center, and The Physical Guerrillas Creative China Festival is committed to becoming a platform to nurture innovative creators and foster in-depth collaborations between China and the US in the fields of contemporary arts and culture. CCF shares […]


May 23 - June 02, 2019

Written by Nia O. Witherspoon Choreographed by Ni’Ja Whitson Messiah is a love story. Or many.  Featuring a predominately Black, queer and trans cast and creative team, Messiah is a play about the legacy of the Panthers in the age of crack, where a scratch at a DJ booth incites a replay of the past, an […]