La MaMa’s First Floor Theatre is located at 74A East 4th Street.
May 24 – June 9, 2013
By Talking Band
Written and directed by Paul Zimet
Music by Ellen Maddow
What really matters to you? What would be the last thing that you would give up? In 2016, a rural community in upstate New York confronts these questions as “fracking” transforms the landscape and divides friends and families.
Inspired by interviews with people living on the Marcellus Shale and Dostoevsky’s The Demons.
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 2-3:30pm
Looking Between the Layers: A Symposium on Fracking
Dave Ramsaran, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at Susquehanna University
Dr. Seth Ronkoff, executive director of Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE)
Jake Hays, program director of the public health nexus for PSE
Wes Gillingham, program director for Catskill Mountainkeeper
Loudon Wainwright and Mx. Justin Bond
And a screening of the short film “The Sky is Pink” by Josh Fox
The symposium will be free and open to the public and will also be webcast for online viewing by CultureHub.
Tickets are limited. To reserve a Symposium ticket click here.
La MaMa, in association with Talking Band, is hosting an afternoon conference about fracking, bringing together experts on the health, environmental, and social impact of fracking, as well as artists, performers, community leaders, and people living on the Marcellus Shale, a broad geological formation rich in natural gas that stretches throughout the Eastern United States.
“…one of the boldest and most venerable politically minded companies in New York experimental theater.”
-New York Times
June 13 – June 30, 2013
Written and Directed by Oren Safdie
False Solution is the third play by Oren Safdie set in the world of architecture. It tells the story of a famous architect who’s just won a competition to design a Holocaust museum, and his encounter with a young intern that throws everything into question.
July 5 – July 7, 2013
Studying the contrast between representations and realities of contemporary romance, Drenched is an intimate duet for Luke Murphy and Carlye Eckert examining a world of contradictions, parodies, uncertainties and the fundamental search for companionship. With a multi-channel projection installation by David Fishel, Drenched is a piece of viscerally physical dance theater with a sharp edge and a sharper sense of humor.