December 7, 2013 at 11am
Make a Glove/Hand Puppet that will be yours to play with for years to come. Assemble your puppet using prepared parts, and decorate it with buttosn, beads, and bangles to make it uniquely yours! Then, take it hand-dancing on our special Hand Puppet Stage. A great workshop for the whole family.
December 9 – December 10, 2013 at 8pm
Political Snorts is a revue filled with characters songs and sketches that examine,rip apart,and destroy events taking place in our world.The comedy is dangerous so come wearing a vest.
December 16, 2013 at 8pm
Poets push for urban peace. Inter-borough, multi-generational writers present a lyrical protest against violence. Writers represent for real to protect and celebrate our endangered sons and daughters. Join us in flying the flag for safety in the streets.
Featuring: Caits Meissner, Saeida Hall, Ilka Scobie, Dave Johnson, Stefan Bondell, David Mills, Layding Kaliba
December 18, 2013 at 7:30pm
La MaMa ETC / Kinding Sindaw / NAFCON present Artist Collective for #HAYIANRELIEF. Featuring performances and artwork auction to benefit the victims of typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda. All proceeds will go to NACFON USA’s Haiyan Relief fund. NACFON’s fundraising efforts has been lauded by community leaders as the organization where “100% of the funds go directly to grassroots relief [...]
December 19 – December 22, 2013
Written by Aimé Césaire
Directed by Rico Speight
A Season in the Congo is Rico Speight’s homage to Aimé Césaire in celebration of his 100th anniversary. Caesaire known as the “poet leader that lights the fire of Africa” chronicles the rise and fall of the first Prime Minister (Lumumba) of the newly independent Republic of Congo in 1960.
December 21 – December 22, 2013
Just in time for the holidays, Saint Nicky Paraiso is Master of Ceremonies for the ultimate holiday cabaret. The Club at La MaMa is decked out in all its seasonal glory and each night a holy host of characters will be singing, dancing, gender-blending and all out merry-making in outrageous East Village Spirit. Keep checking for St Nicky’s Secret Guest List!
December 21, 2013 at 11am
Follow the wind across the continent, from sea to sea, to meet distinctive characters from America’s treasure trove of multicultural folk traditions. Humorous, beautiful and moving – told with puppetry, live actors, and music, Shaw interweaves stories to make exciting theatre for young audiences.
January 3 – January 5, 2014
The premiere is very loosely based on E.T. Hoffman’s Nutcracker, set in the East Village, with the urban theme of Post traumatic stress and the joy of being alive. Two main characters: — A War Vet and an elementary school student –travel the familiar streets and locations in the Tompkins Square Park area and meet characters of all sorts.
January 3 – January 12, 2014
For two weeks, curator and host Dan Fishback rallies the brashest new voices of the queer stage for a peak into the future of underground, revolutionary queer art-making. Ranging from drag and cabaret to spoken word and theater, each of these young artists take cues from their predecessors while reinventing their forms through the singular weirdness of their own individual visions. Each night of SQUIRTS will also feature a guest legend – an established icon of the queer performance world. Join multiple generations of queer performers as we celebrate the legacy of downtown theatrics and the precocious audacity of the millennial mind.
January 8 – January 13, 2014
Co-presented by The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and La MaMa, by Lola Arias (Argentina/Chile)
With the youthful energy of a new generation, and bolstered by original live music, eleven Chileans born under Pinochet’s dictatorship take to the stage to reconcile a collective history. Somewhere between stunt doubles and historians, they don their parents’ clothes and reconstruct their past from photos, letters, and recordings in this raw and honest act of storytelling.
January 9 – January 12, 2014
Presented by La MaMa as part of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival
Company Philippe Saire (Switzerland)
Evoking a strong sense of unexpected loss, Black Out examines the fragility of existence as well as the serendipity of life. We watch, from above, as thousands of black granulated fragments transform the dancers’ world into a moving, pictorial composition, that jars as it shifts in response to the light, sound, and movement. A work that contemplates the randomness of mortality in a world of genocide, disease, epidemics, and senseless violence.
January 9 – January 26, 2014
Co-written and performed by Peggy Shaw
Co-written and directed by Lois Weaver
Peggy Shaw had a stroke in 2011 and in her latest solo, Ruff, guided by longtime collaborator Lois Weaver, Shaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the joy—and necessity—of creating new work.
January 17 – January 19, 2014
Shane Shane, the most radical queer performer you’d ever want to introduce to your Grandma, brings his body-positive, confrontational mania to the La MaMa Stage. An evening of original songs, video art, cabaret, and comedy featuring some of New York’s most eclectic performers as special guests.
January 3, 2014
Deposited somewhere between land and sea, between proliferation and devastation Opening January 3 6-9pm then Wednesday - Sunday 1pm -7:30 pm with special pre-show appearances by Peggy Shaw and Man Meat In this exhibition, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches re-purpose their own archival material from the last 20 years of work together in order to explore [...]