Christmas in Nickyland

December 16, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Just in time for the holidays, La MaMa presents Nicky Paraiso as the master of ceremonies for the ultimate holiday cabaret at La MaMa. Each night 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. With performances by: […]

Coffeehouse Chronicles #145: María Irene Fornés

December 16, 2017

Michal Gamily – Series Director Arthur Adair – Educational Outreach Coffeehouse Chronicles honors the career of María Irene Fornés with panelists, live performances and archival material from the La MaMa Archives. Moderator: Gwendolyn Alker Panelists: Gabriel Berry, Migdalia Cruz, Donald Eastman, Robert Heide, Morgan Jenness, Michelle Memran, Didi O’Connell Performers: Sheila Dabney, Rebecca Schull, Didi O’Connell Lily Lipman […]

Experiments 18: Pearl

November 13, 2017

Written by Sonhara Eastman Directed by LA Williams Set in North Carolina at the start of the twentieth century when a young bi-racial woman realizes both her sex and race are against her as she tries to save the land left to her mother by the white father she’s never met. Cast Pearl Gabrielle Archer […]

La MaMa Partners and Collaborators

Community, Educational and Presenting Partners include: Alaska Native Heritage Center Anchorage, Alaska The American Indian Community Center New York, NY Manhattan’s Community Board 3 New York, NY Fourth Arts Block (FAB) New York, NY California Institute of Technology (CalTech) Pasadena, CA Center Stage US Boston, MA Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) Amsterdam, Netherlands The Clarice […]

Poetry Electric: Women Writers/Resist

October 17, 2017

Poetry as a form of creative political intervention is now more necessary then ever. Raised so powerfully at last year’s Protest March, women’s diverse voices are united in resistance and are an important antidote to current American demagoguery.  Celebrate tonight’s call to action — the future is female. Featuring: Ashley August, Kearah-Armonie (Kearmonie), Susan Kirschbaum, Raven Necole, Stephanie […]

La MaMa Kids: Framed | The Mother Goose Chronicles

January 27, 2018

By Jane Catherine Shaw Join us for a new children’s puppet piece created by La MaMa Resident Artist Jane Catherine Shaw. Mother goose has been taken in for questioning. During her interrogation many of the characters from the popular Rhymes come to life in a wall of picture frames that form the backdrop for the piece. […]

La MaMa Kids: Winter Wonderland Presentation

December 16, 2017

La MaMa Family will weave their magic and excitement for La MaMa’s End of Year celebration event – a fun-filled immersive performance by La MaMa resident artists. Embracing puppetry, storytelling, dance, music and theatre, this is a unique holiday event for the whole family, all ages encouraged! Featuring works from: Margarita Blush Marina Celander Honey Goodenough […]

La MaMa Kids: Creativity for Kids | Connect Through Play

November 18, 2017

Art brings meaning and inspiration to the way we experience the world around us. Children are naturally predisposed to the Arts with their rich imaginations and love for storytelling. As a teaching artist, Leah Lawrence offers drama classes that enable children to strengthen their performance skills and their ability to work collaboratively in a group. […]

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 […]