Experiments 17: I’d Do Anything For You In The Dark

December 19, 2016

Written by Ryan Trout Francis is wearing sweatpants and lives with his parents now. After exhausting all his energy and money working on the next Great American Play (he’s thinking part-Albee, part-Baker, half-Tennessee), he’s broke, broken, and living in Iowa. Recently diagnosed with Bipolar II – a diagnosis he gave himself after his therapist said […]

La Galleria: Lost Merchandise of the Dreamlanders

May 25, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 25th; 6pm-9pm Curated by Tyson Tabbert Do you remember eating Divine breakfast cereal or sleeping on Pink Flamingos bed sheets when you were a kid? Neither do we, but you just might upon viewing this oddball array of rare collectibles. Lost Merchandise of the Dreamlanders is a showcase of kitschy and […]

Poetry Electric: Americana Psychobabble

December 19, 2016

Created and Performed by Alexandra Tatarsky Directed by Meryl Sands It’s December. 2016 was rough. Please join acclaimed solo performer Alexandra Tatarsky in a post-election exorcism, an irrational rejuvenation ceremony, an attempt at doomsday discoveries. Plastic bag sadness + Styrofoam wings, American flag fingernails + daddy songs, late capitalist loneliness in a tv graveyard covered […]

La Galleria: La MaMa Family Show

December 20, 2016 - December 30, 2016

Opening reception: Tuesday, December 20 | 7PM-9PM  Artists and staff from throughout the institution’s 55 year-history show their work in the annual La MaMa Family Show. With Artists from across generations, and art in every medium, the exhibition is a vibrant celebration of La MaMa’s spirit and community. About La MaMa Galleria Founded in 1984, La MaMa La […]

COIL 2017: Meeting

January 4, 2017 - January 8, 2017

Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe (Australia) Dance | US Premiere Co-presented with Performance Space 122 “MEETING is a quietly rich encounter between man, machine, motion and sound that rewards your attention with mesmeric human feats and meditative sonic patterns.” – Ian Abbott, Writing about Dance Two performers share space with 64 robotic instruments. A relentless stream […]

Bastard (The Painted Bird: Part 1)

January 4, 2017 - January 8, 2017

A Bosch-like harrowing story of the wandering boy abandoned by his parents during World War II, The Painted Bird is a dark masterpiece that examines the proximity of terror and savagery to innocence and love. Its central scene—a man captures a bird and paints it brilliant colors then frees it to return to its flock, […]

COIL 2017: Real Magic

January 5, 2017 - January 8, 2017

Forced Entertainment (UK)Theater | US PremiereCo-presented with Performance Space 122 “Beckett meets trash TV” – Sascha Westphal, Nachtkritik (DE) Caught in a world of second-chances and second-guesses, variations and changes, distortions and transformations, Real Magic takes you on a hallucinatory journey, creating a compelling performance about optimism, individual agency and the desire for change. In Real […]

Coil 2017: Custodians of Beauty

January 5, 2017 - January 8, 2017

Custodians of BeautyPavel Zuštiak / Palissimo (NYC)Dance, PerformanceCo-presented with Performance Space 122 “Plunges headlong into questions about what is ‘beautiful’ by interrogating sources like Plato, Pope Benedict XVI, and of course, the dancing body.” – Time Out New York For decades in the humanities, various arguments have been put forward against beauty. Where do we find […]

La MaMa’s Squirts: Generations of Queer Performance

January 6, 2017 - January 15, 2017

Curated and Hosted by Dan Fishback Graphic Design by Lauren Denitzio The Helix Queer Performance Network gathers some of the most exciting voices from NYC’s queer performance world for two weeks of theater, comedy, music, dance and conversation. For the fifth year in a row, we celebrate the legacy of community theatrics, multiple generations of […]

Album Release Concert — The Painted Bird: Amidst

January 6, 2017

Co-presented with Palissimo and La MaMa Music|Performance This special concert presentation of the musical score from Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo Company’s The Painted Bird: Amidst is a celebration of the official release of the recording by Christian Frederickson, Ryan Rumery, and Jason Noble. These performer/composers accompanied the world premiere of the dance work at the Baryshnikov Arts […]