The Pessoptimist

Unfortunately, this production of Pessoptimist has been cancelled. Please browse our season for upcoming performances in 2019! No Visa Productions (Michal Gamily) Based on Emile Habibi’s novel ‘The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist’ Adapted, Conceived, & Performed by Mohammad Bakri Translated by Katharine Hall Based on Emile Habibi’s novel The Secret Life of Saeed […]

CultureHub: Serenade for the Moonstruck Boy

December 14 - December 15, 2018

Co-Directed by Kim Ima and Jason Trucco Live performances by Maura Nguyen Donohue, Sara Galassini, Jesse Hur, Agosto Machado, Mattie McMaster, Valois Mickens Recorded voiceover by Billy Clark, Yuna Clark, Sara Galassini, Kim Ima, Valois Mickens, Matt Nasser, Mia Yoo Music by Heather Paauwe and John King CultureHub and La MaMa’s Great Jones Repertory Company […]

Generation NYZ

January 24 - February 03, 2019

Conceived by Ping Chong Directed by Sara Zatz and Kirya Traber Written by Sara Zatz and Kirya Traber, in collaboration with the performers A “gentle, humane, powerfully moving work of documentary theater” – New York Times With affecting vulnerability, bold honesty and enduring spirit, Syl, Porscha, Edwin, Mohammad, Monica, De-Andra and Rafael bravely speak their […]

Reflections of Native Voices

January 08 - January 09, 2019

Presented by La MaMa’s Indigenous Initiative, Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective, in Partnership with First Nations Dialogues, and Global First Nations Performance Network Curated by Murielle Borst-Tarrant (Kuna, Rappahanock) An informal reading of plays by First Nations artists, including the legendary Spiderwoman Theater, led by Muriel Miguel and Gloria Miguel of the Kuna and Rappahannock Nations; […]


January 09 - January 11, 2019

U.S. Premiere By Daina Ashbee Presented by La MaMa and American Realness In Partnership with First Nations Dialogues, Global First Nations Performance Network and Consulate General Of Canada in New York Serpentine vibrates the essence of Daina Ashbee’s dark and feminine choreographic practice. Exploring the occupation of space, time and attention, the cathartic work is based […]

Christmas in Nickyland

December 21

Just in time for the holidays, La MaMa presents Nicky Paraiso as the master of ceremonies for the ultimate holiday cabaret at La MaMa. There will be a holy host of characters singing, dancing, gender-bending, and merry making, all to get you into the East Village spirit of the season. Cover Photo by James Gavin With […]

Experiments 19: Voyages

December 17

Written by Lonely Christopher Directed by Alexandra Zelman-Doring Voyages, the new play by Lonely Christopher, is about the short life of Modernist poet Hart Crane as he attempts to create a “mystic synthesis” of American culture in his writing while dealing with debilitating familial psychodrama and the dangers of loving men in a homophobic society. […]

Pedestrian: Trinity/La MaMa Showcase 2018

December 17

This showcase features original work by the students of the Trinity/La MaMa performing arts program, developed throughout the Fall semester. These works-in-process are an opportunity to experiment with the wide range of approaches to the creative process in the performing arts that students encounter in classes and workshops throughout their three months in New York […]

La Galleria | Bilennials: Coletti and Quint

November 13

A Free Reading Event Bilennials grew up in the pre-digital world and adapted to 21st century technology as adults. Their art is the offspring of the cultural identities of both millennia. The Bilennials play reading event presented by La Mama Galleria features a pair of writers selected to compliment the current art exhibition which serves […]

Poetry Electric: Lower East Side Girls Club

December 10

THIS IS AN EVENING YOU CAN’T MISS. THE YOUTH HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY SO COME OUT AND HEAR IT.  The Lower Eastside Girls Club brings an evening of poems, spoken word, and stories written and presented by the amazing members of the LES Girls Club. Let them take you on a journey of the issues they face and embrace. Gun […]