September 26 – October 12, 2014
In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Selma Voting March, award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux brings to life the often forgotten stories of Viola Liuzzo, white civil rights activist, and Tommy Rowe, FBI informant, undercover with the Ku Klux Klan. Ms. Hedges plays both roles.
September 26 – September 28, 2014
Queer New York International Arts Festival is a festival of contemporary performance and visual art that explores and broadens the traditional iconic concept of “queer” (in) art. The festival commissions and presents the works by renowned but also emerging and upcoming U.S. and international artists who are questioning stereotyped views or ideas of “queer”. These artists are developing and experimenting with aesthetics, presenting formats and their own artistic form.
October 2 – December 21, 2014
The centerpiece of the LA MAMA EARTH SEASON is TEMPEST 3: The Tide Is Rising: three diverse, international productions of William Shakepeare’s THE TEMPEST – productions of the play from the U.S., Korea and Italy.
October 2 – November 2, 2014
In September and October 2014, internationally renowned director Karin Coonrod and Obie-award winning composer Elizabeth Swados will bring their unique and significant craft, imagination, and daring to create Shakespeare’s The Tempest in a world-premiere music-theatre production at La MaMa. The production will feature an intergenerational and diverse cast with veteran film and television actor Reg E. Cathey starring as Prospero. Joseph Harrington, the 14-year-old star of Broadway’s Billy Elliot, will star as Ariel.
October 3 – October 19, 2014
The world premiere of a new solo performance by Gardiner Comfort about his personal experiences with Tourette Syndrome.
November 20 – November 23, 2014
Inspired by a true story from the Korean Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms, Mokwha Repertory Company’s The Tempest is set in 5th century Korea, infusing Shakespeare’s text with elements of traditional Korean folklore. With music played on Korean instruments and richly layered costumes, this fantastical production will explore the limitations and possibilities of nature through the acts of betrayal, love, forgiveness, and eventual reconciliation. Traditional Korean aesthetics, language, and expressions inspire Director Oh’s unique theatre methodology: his work is rooted in Korea’s cultural past and present. The Tempest will introduce various aspects of Korean history, tradition, and culture to La MaMa’s stage.
December 11 – December 21, 2014
the U.S. premiere of NELLA TEMPESTA by Motus Theatre. Italy’s provocative and dynamic MOTUS Theatre Company explores questions of freedom, control and power in Nella Tempesta. Reflecting on the turmoil in our society – the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the consequences of the economic crisis and questioning of future landscapes — Nella Tempesta is created from fragments of novels by authors including: Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Aldous Huxley as well as Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Une Tempête by Aimé Césaire. This version of THE TEMPEST imagines the play about a world not as it appears to be ending, but a world on the verge of a new beginning.
August 21 – August 23, 2014
I AM A BOYS CHOIR glimpses into a future in which intimacy is increasingly difficult, but, with a little bit of help from Britney and Celine Dion, this dance theater piece will try to find it anyway.
August 25, 2014 at 8pm
by Jean Genet Directed and translated by Nancy Jones With Erica Chappell, Peter LaPrade, Les Gibbs First Floor Theatre Genet’s 1947 drama centers on two maids, Claire and Solange, who engage in ritualistic, sadomasochistic “games” while their employer, known only as Madame, is away. In this intimate three-person piece, with repetitive action and dialogue that ranges [...]
August 29 – August 30, 2014 at 8pm
First Floor Theatre “MAKE HERstory”, a one woman show written and performed by Alisa Brock, is a tale wrapped up in many tales of imagination used to survive abandonment and abuse. It is reality’s laughter and a gumbo of true stories that never had the chance to be told – until now.