Umbria 2016: International Playwright Retreat

Teaching Artist: Mac Wellman (USA) August 12 – 22, 2016 Mac Wellman is best known for his experimental work in the theater which rebels against theatrical conventions, often abandoning such traditional elements as plot and character altogether. His plays frequently resemble a moving collage of events which has more in common with an avant-garde dance production […]

Umbria ’16: Site-Specific Creative Residency

  La MaMa Umbria International is seeking applications for a two-week creative residency   Residency Dates: TBA   Application Deadline: May 1st, 2016 Workshop on the outdoor stage. Excursion to Lake Trasimeno Puppet Workshop Mary Overlie leads a workshop Artistic Director Mia Yoo with David Diamond and Billy Clark The outdoor stage photo by Nicolai […]

Trash Cuisine

April 25, 2015 - May 17, 2015

Trash Cuisine is a play about violence and, in particular, about the ability of society, a group or an individual to take the life of another. Belarus Free Theatre was founded in 2005 under Europe’s last surviving dictatorship; the company is one of the most outspoken critics of Belarus’s repressive regime.

The Floatones

May 1, 2015 - May 10, 2015

An experimental theater work in which four people form an “encounter support group” that sings about “post meaning” and living “content free.” On the cutting edge between entertainment and self-help, they inspire each other with idiosyncratic gestures and atonal harmonies. Written by the late downtown theater legend Jim Neu, The Floatones return to The Club at La MaMa after 25 years with a new generation of downtown performers.

La MaMa Cantata: Japan Tour 2015

20150616 - 20150620

The La MaMa Cantata: Japan Tour went to the Tamagawa University in Tokyo this week. The tour kicks off 4 days of lectures and workshops (June 16th – 19th) , followed by one performance of La MaMa Cantata on June 20th. Over 150 students and artists are participating! Lectures by Ozzie Rodriguez, Mia Yoo, Kaori Fujiyabu, and […]

Summer Shares: Forbidden Colors

20160804 - 20160807

  Associate Producer:  Fumiko Tanaka Assistant Director:  Jan Mizushima Stage Manager:  GotchaBack Prod, LLC & Bruce Hawkins Concept & Artistic Direction: Takashi Izutsu Scenic Designer:  Patrice Davidson Lighting Designer:  Alex Moore Sound Designer:  Jim Petty Projection Designer:  Takaaki Ando Choreography:  Greer Gisy Prop/Costume:  Tomoko Inoue Hair/Makeup: Kana Oguchi & Shogo Haenuki Dance Instruction: Kiyotaka Kogure Photography:  Hironori […]

My Heart is in the East

May 16, 2015 - May 17, 2015

My Heart is in the East is a theatre piece that uses history as a model for present tense conflict transformation. The play is a duet performed by two actors who play many roles, with puppets, in present day conflict zones and 11th Century Cordoba.

The Mirror up to Nature: Reflecting the Environment in Designs, Maps, and Theater

October 26, 2014

How do different creative disciplines construct a narrative around ecology and environmentalism? This Long Table discussion will include theater director Karin Coonrod, composer Liz Swados, experts in data visualization from Vizzuality, and faculty from the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping. We invite you to join the discourse surrounding the role of art and design in […]

La MaMa Umbria Applications are Open!

Spend Your Summer with La MaMa! La Mama Umbria International is a non-profit cultural center and artist residence where artists from around the world meet to create, sharing work and ideas. Housed in a 700 year old monastery just outside Spoleto, Italy, the center hosts artist residencies and workshops led by internationally renowned art professionals every summer.

La MaMa Moves! 10th Anniversary Benefit

May 21, 2015

Honoring Ellen Robbins for her creative achievements in teaching dance. With tributes to The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Mertz Gilmore Foundation and The Jerome Robbins Foundation for supporting La MaMa Moves! since its inception. Proceeds from the benefit will greatly assist La MaMa in producing the 10th La MaMa Moves! dance festival this May 21 – June 21, 2015. The festival has showcased the work of approximately 400 emerging and seasoned choreographers since its beginnings.