Coffeehouse Chronicles #136: Theodora Skipitares

October 8, 2016

Moderated by JoAnne Akalaitis  Panelists: Andrea Balis, Claudia Orenstein and Jane Catherine Shaw  Part of the 2016 La MaMa Puppet Series   About Theodora Skipitares Theodora Skipitares is an interdisciplinary artist and theater director based in NewYork. Trained as a sculptor and theater designer, she began creating personal solo performances in the late 1970’s, which revolved […]


October 13, 2016 - October 16, 2016

US PremiereBy Teatro Vascello- RezzaMastrella (Italy) In Pitecus, Rezza-Mastrella analyze the relationship between man and his perversions in demented portrayals of many different people coming to grips with the Absurd. Teatro Vascello, founded by Giancarlo Nanni and Manuela Kustermann,is Rome’s best-known venue for underground and independent groups and has presented works by Peter Brook, Robert […]

La Galleria: Same Bed, Different Dreams

October 15, 2016 - November 4, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15th, 6-8 PM. Finley is introducing 12 different food parings for each of her paintings created by chef Patricia Clark of All Five Senses who describes her inspiration as “Dream-state instincts combine with ethereal flavors and textures.” Coco Karol / C. Finley performance: Tuesday, October 18th, 7 PM. Suddenly Every Wednesday: October 26th 7 […]

Experiments 17: Omen Road to Starrville

October 17, 2016

A New Play by Erik Champney Directed by Glory Kadigan A woman relinquishes the physical world, falling prey to a war of obsession and dark sexuality with a man she has never met. OMEN ROAD TO STARRVILLE is a psychological examination of the birth of the Internet, the death of privacy, and the lies we […]

Phantasmagoria; or, Let Us Seek Death!

October 20, 2016 - November 6, 2016

World Premiere Conceived and Directed By Randolph Curtis RandWritten by Chana PorterPuppetry by Benjamin StuberAn Eric Borlaug Production Part of the 2016 La MaMa Puppet Series A rainy night in a Genevan castle. Debauched poetry and too much wine. A teenage girl writes a spooky story. On the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s creation, Frankenstein; […]

2016 La MaMa Puppet Slam

October 21, 2016 - October 22, 2016

Curated by Jane Catherine Shaw Puppeteer and theatre artist Jane Catherine Shaw curates a two-night puppet slam featuring contemporary short-form puppet and object theatre from both emerging and veteran puppet artists. This puppet cabaret, challenges artists to make their best short-form work and to bring a variety of puppet forms to audiences. Shaw is co-founder […]

Poetry Electric: 55 Poems For La MaMa’s 55th Anniversary

October 24, 2016

55 Poems for La MaMa E.T.C.’S 55 Years Party with a trippy troupe of troubadours as they read 55 poems to commemorate 55 years of La Mama Experimental Theater Club, founded in 1961 by much-loved Ellen Stewart. From an itsy basement to the international stage, La Mama, E.T.C. has presented more than 150,000 artists from […]

Muntergang and other Cheerful Downfalls!

October 28, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Created and performed by Great Small Works members: John Bell, Trudi Cohen, Stephen Kaplin, Jenny Romaine and Roberto Rossi  With puppeteers Joseph Therrien and Sam Wilson Music by Jessica Lurie and Hannah TempleScript by Jenny Romaine Great Small Works revisits the work of radical 20th-century New York City puppeteers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. In […]

Jew vs. Malta

October 28, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Jew vs. Malta World Premiere Conceived and directed by Jesse Freedman Costumes by Karen Boyer Lights by Jennifer Reiser Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta, explored through the political theatre of Bertolt Brecht and Kanye West’s album “Yeezus.” Jew Vs. Malta depicts the Passion of Barabas the Jew: his trial, revenge, suffering, revenge, death, resurrection, […]

CultureHub: 2016 ArtCade Con

October 28, 2016 - October 29, 2016

ArtCade ConHosted by This Near Future | Co-presented with CultureHub CultureHub’s arcade series returns! Curated by a collection of the best videogame tastemakers in New York City, ArtCade Con (now in its second year) upgrades the arcades of yesteryear by showcasing the latest in nontraditional and independent videogames. We’ll have guest panelists discuss current issues […]