Summer Shares: 2016 Drive East Festival

August 22 - August 28, 2016

+20 Concerts | 7 day | 1 theater From August 22–28, join Navatman as we bring together artists from all over the globe for one of the most ambitious—and lauded—congregations of Indian classical music and dance. Whether you are a seasoned patron or interested in learning more, there is an experience for everyone in this extraordinary festival. […]

La MaMa Umbria: Acting for the Camera Workshop

August 24 - August 28, 2015

Teaching Artist: John Strasberg What makes an artist? What makes him or her creative, going beyond technique? The answer is profoundly simple, the ability to be inspired, able to live spontaneously in the context of the character and the play or film. Real thoughts are simple, personal, profound, they come from what you sense and feel. […]

Umbria ’16: Acting Workshop

Workshop Dates TBA Teaching Artists TBA  Now Accepting Applications Application FormFEE: $2,400. Fee includes workshop, housing and meals for the duration of the program, ground transportation from the Rome airport to and from La MaMa Umbria, and excursions by bus, van or car. APPLICATION PROCESS: Actors who wish to participate in the retreat will fill out the Application Form and […]

Umbria 2016: International Symposium for Directors

Symposium Session One July 11 – July 25 Mabou Mines: From Idea to Execution Lee Breuer/Maude Mitchell (USA) Legendary experimental theatre company Mabou Mines’ founder Lee Breuer and Maude Mitchell lead participants through the company’s process of creation used in their iconic productions. Participants develop projects under Lee and Maude’s mentorship. Lee Breuer is the […]

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 - 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 01 - 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.