La MaMa Kids: Akmani | Meeting Through Story, Puppetry, & Dance

October 14, 2017

Distance Workshop with Ping Chong + Company, CultureHub & Alaska Native Heritage Center With Gary Upay’aq Beaver (Central Yup’ik), Ryan Conarro, Justin Perkins This special distance connection gives young people an experience of storytelling forms fromthe wider world beyond New York City! NYC youth meet Ping Chong + Company artists from the La MaMa production […]

Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

January 4, 2018 - January 21, 2018

US PremiereBy Split Britches [Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver] Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) by Split Britches is a new exploration of ageing, anxiety and ‘doomsday’ created through conversation and collaboration with an array of elders and artists. Developed between the UK and US, Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw have created a unique production, combining darkly playful Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring new protocol for public […]


December 29, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Panorama, “the heart-and-mind-expanding new performance piece from the Italian troupe Motus at La MaMa!” World Premiere Devised and Directed by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò Dramaturgy by Erik Ehn and Daniela Nicolò With the actors of the Great Jones Repertory Company Part of The Public’s Under The Radar Festival, NYC. La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club co-production with […]

Summer Rental: CHANGERS, A Dance Story

September 11, 2017 - September 15, 2017

All performances are SOLD OUT! Please contact Opening Ceremony with questions at with questions La MaMa does not handle ticketing for this event Written and Directed by Spike Jonze Starring Mia Wasikowska & Lakeith Stanfield Opening Ceremony and American Express Platinum are pleased to announce “Changers”, A Dance Story, an innovative and intimate performance written and directed by Spike Jonze. The performance explores […]

Summer Rental: Ursula Rucker’s ‘My Father’s Daughter’

October 10, 2017 - October 15, 2017

Directed by Ozzie Jones Written & Performed by Ursula Rucker Music by Tim Motzer My Father’s Daughter is written and performed by the dynamic truth-telling spoken word poet and recording artist Ursula Rucker. Inspired by her mother’s life, My Father’s Daughter tells the dramatic and powerful story of mom and daughter, as Ursula states “Her life informs mine and still does. Her […]

Gemini Stars/Scorpio Stars

December 7, 2017 - December 17, 2017

World Premiere Written and Directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte A Pioneers Go East Collective Project Set during a holiday party in a Brooklyn apartment, GEMINI STARS / SCORPIO STARS is a music-theatre work inspired by stories of LGBTQ vloggers coming out and self-identifying to the world on YouTube, juxtaposed with stories of exclusion and violence […]

Sam Shepard | Nov 5, 1943 – July 27, 2017

It is with great sadness today that we learned of the passing of the great American playwright, Sam Shepard.  Sam did much of his early work at La MaMa.  In 1965 Sam’s early plays, premiered and performed by the La Mama Troupe under the direction of Tom O’Horgan, toured Europe for the first time.  Ellen […]

Summer Rental: Untamed Opera Festival

August 12, 2017 - August 27, 2017

dell’Arte Opera Ensemble’s Untamed Opera Festival Spotlighting the unpredictable, wild characters of opera, this year’s Festival explores parallels between human, animal and supernatural realms. dell’Arte opens the Festival with two fully-staged rarities: Francesco Cavalli’s La Calisto that combines the two Greek myths of Jove’s seduction of Calisto and Diana’s affair with Endymion; and Leoš Janáček’s Příhody […]