La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

74A East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003

Office: M–F 11a–6p
Box Office: M–Su 12–6p

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Confetti Jazz Festival

May 1 – May 2, 2014

The French dubbed their colonies “Le Confetti” as if they were merely a place to party, but the rich musical heritage from Guadeloupe, Haiti, La Reunion and Martinique show deep roots and magical connection that go well beyond confetti. Le Confetti Jazz Festival is a fusion of French and Caribbean musicians, featuring Jacques Schwarz- Bart, creating unique crossover sounds destined to inspire conversations about race, politics and musical methodology.

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La MaMa Moves Dance Festival

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival 2014

May 2 – May 25, 2014

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, which takes place in our venues and features over 50 emerging and seasoned choreographers, reflects La MaMa’s longstanding mission to performance that transcends politics and unifies cultures.

La MaMa Moves Dance Festival


By Compagnie Affari-Esteri

May 2 – May 4, 2014

Two men face each other constrained in their search for different forms of identification.

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La MaMa Kids: Mindful Music Workshop

By Perry Yung

May 3, 2014

Perry Yung leads a family fun workshop on the Zen concept of mindful music. Using the Japanese shakuhachi bamboo flute, temple gongs and storytelling, kids of all ages play theatrical games and craft a take home musical instrument!

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Artist Lottery

April 2 – May 3, 2014

        *Prize is fully transferable to an artist of the winner’s choosing.

Cut + Paste: A Musical Memoir

May 4, 2014 at 5pm

Actor/ Celebrity Hairdresser Richard Stein reveals the tricks of the trade and oh so much more in Cut+ Paste. This true cabaret evening replete with refreshments and ample lunacy, heart warming tales, songs, a dance or two and some well timed improvisation, takes the audience on a journey through the mirror of life from a man who has spent his in front of the looking glass. From London’s down and out East End to New York’s swanky Upper East Side Richard Stein cuts and pastes an evening you will not soon forget.

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La MaMa Moves Dance Festival

Dancing for Japan 2014: Japan Earthquake / Tsunami Relief Benefit Concert

May 7, 2014 at 7:30pm

Dedicated to the Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake and Tsunami victims. Proceeds from this benefit go directly to municipal/local agencies helping victims and families of the disaster through NPO JaNet.

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La MaMa Moves Dance Festival

Resonance: Miki Orihara Solo Concert

May 8 – May 11, 2014

Orihara performs the work of various choreographers, both re-staged and new, including: Martha Graham, José Limón, Martha Clarke, Miki Orihara and Adam Barruch,

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La MaMa Moves Dance Festival

Shared Program: Ashley Chen & Dylan Crossman

May 9 – May 11, 2014

Every Me Sees Thou A Little Differently & Habits/Habits

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La MaMa Moves Dance Festival

Shared Program: Yoshiko Chuma & Rebecca Lazier

May 15 – May 18, 2014

How To Deliver An Afghan Hat, Π = 3.14…Endless Peripheral Border Cont… & There Might Be Others.

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La MaMa Moves Dance Festival

Les Communs

May 16 – May 18, 2014

Here they are, on an island. In fact, they have to build this island from scratch.

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La MaMa Moves Dance Festival

Shared Program: Elena Demyanenko, Dai Jian, Emmanuelle Huynh, Ellen Fisher, Kia Labeij

May 16 – May 18, 2014

Particular Mysteries: A Dance Cabaret

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La MaMa Kids: Family Play-Date

By SLANT Performance Group

May 17, 2014 at 11am

a fun-filled cabaret performed with members of the Great Jones Repertory Company. Embracing dance, music and theatre, this is a unique event for the whole family.

The Chairs

May 22 – June 8, 2014

by Skysaver Productions
Conceived and Directed by Theodora Skipitares
Loosely inspired by Ionesco’s absurdist classic, The Chairs, Theodora Skipitares creates a post-apocalyptic world in which an old woman, portrayed by a 10-foot puppet, invites guests to hear an important message about the meaning of life. One by one, a collection of 25 chairs appears, each one a unique performing object with something important to say. Judith Malina (of The Living Theatre) stars.

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La MaMa Moves Dance Festival

Shared Program: Chase Brock & Chris Masters

May 22 – May 25, 2014

The Song That I Sing; Or, Meow So Pretty & A Willful Host

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Four Clowns

May 23 – June 1, 2014

Conceived and directed by Jeremy Aluma
Four Clowns is a physical, musical and emotional journey into what it means to be human. Follow four clowns – sad, mischievous, angry and nervous – as they reminisce about their past. The old adage says ‘laughter is the best medicine,’ but laughter comes most earnestly when reflecting on past sorrows. As the clowns tell their tales of woe and elation from childhood to adulthood we discover that they are all the same…and so are we.

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By Magis Theatre Company

May 29 – June 15, 2014

The Gospel of Mark written in the First Century
Performed by George Drance
Directed by Luann Jennings
Written during Nero’s brutal persecution of the followers of “the way,” the Gospel of Mark was recited in its entirety to give courage to this community of quiet rebels, whose way of radical compassion threatened the Empire’s status quo. *mark is a solo performance by George Drance, with music by Elizabeth Swados, that seeks to reclaim the original power and urgency of this ancient message.

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June 6 – June 15, 2014

Written & Performed by Marga Gomez
Directed by David Schweizer
Acclaimed performer Marga Gomez portrays a crew of incurable romantics as they chase their hearts’ desires – into the night, through decades, and to insane lengths. Orestes, a macho maitre d’ is infatuated with a tin eared singer who is married to an academic who never sleeps and is never awake. On the other side of town Orestes’s daughter cuts off her hair, joins a coven, and starts dating the captain of a women’s football team. They are observed and documented by Polaroid Phillie, an ageless nightclub photographer and fixture at gay bars, Spanish restaurants, and wherever passion happens.

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La MaMa Kids: Firebird – A Russian Folktale

June 14, 2014 at 11am

By Julia Sterling Martin/Jane Catherine Shaw Mystery and magic unfold when three strange women arrive in search of a lost heirloom. When the lost treasure is discovered; the horse of power, the firebird and Princess Vasilissa spring to life once more, carrying everyone along on a magnificent heroic journey. Julia Sterling Martin is member of [...]

Tales of Pele: Hawai’i’s Goddess of Fire

June 19 – June 20, 2014

Tales of Pele features traditional Hawaiian culture, hula, oli and the lost art of hula ki’i, Hawaiian puppetry, blending these ancient forms with a variety of storytelling techniques and contemporary dance.

Football Head

By Chris Tanner

June 20 – June 29, 2014

by Chris Tanner

Chris Tanner returns to La MaMa with Football Head humorous tales of shame and humiliation. True and humiliating stories of the sexual awaking of a nerdy art Queen. Told and sung by Chris Tanner, accompanied by Lance Cruce on the 88′s and three gorgeous Doo Wop girls.

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La MaMa Kids: Hawaiian Storytelling

June 21, 2014 at 11am

HULA  KI’I HAWAIIAN PUPPETRY With Aunty Mauli Ola Cook June 21, 2014 Aunty Mauli will share one of Hawaiʻi childrensʻ favorite stories and hula. Come enjoy a story with us and learn a simple child friendly hula that tells of the ocean creatures who live in the sea surrounding our islands. The term Hula Ki`i [...]