January is Hot at La MaMa!

Snow is falling, winds are blowing -- but January is HOT at La MaMa! 

Start out the New Year with theater that is immediate, provocative, and inspiring. La MaMa is fearless in its commitment to creative freedom and we have a line up of SIX unique performances in January to put a fire in your heart for the new year!

Browse these six upcoming productions and purchase a 3-Show Package to see your favorite experimental theater artists for the lowest prices! 

Bastard (The Painted Bird: Part 1)

January 04 - 08, 2017

Concept, Direction, Choreography: Pavel Zuštiak

The Painted Bird is a dark masterpiece that examines the proximity of terror and savagery to innocence and love. Its central scene—a man captures a bird and paints it brilliant colors then frees it to return to its flock, only to be violently killed by its own kind as a perceived interloper —anchors this poetic outcry on otherness, belonging and human nature.

AdA: Author Directing Author

Jan 19 - Feb 05, 2017

Written/Directed by Neil LaBute, Marco Calvani, & Marta Buchaca
The Spanish writer and director Marta Buchaca joins AdA for the third edition of the project. After HOME and DESIRE, this third edition of AdA revolves around one theme: POWER. Each playwright wrote a one-act play that one of the other writers directs. These three US premieres will be performed together in a single show.


January 26 - 29, 2017

Directed by Geula Jeffet-Attar

Coinciding with World Holocaust Day (January 27) Golgotha is a one man show, performed in English by Victor Attar. Albert Salvado, a Holocaust Survivor, re-lives the atrocities of the concentration camps as he prepares for his long awaited dream to come true: the honor to light the torch at the annual Holocaust commemoration ceremony at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

La MaMa’s Squirts

January 06 - 15, 2017

Curated and Hosted by Dan Fishback

For the fifth year in a row, we celebrate the legacy of community theatrics, multiple generations of queer genius, and the precocious audacity of the millennial mind. Each night of La MaMa's Squirts features a different inter-generational pairing--six nights of duets to mend the queer generation gap, or at least bedazzle it.

Sound Departures 2017

January 20 - 22, 2017

Curated by Gian Marco Lo Forte & Nicky Paraiso
Sound Departures is a new music series featuring cross-disciplinary musicians who explore new genres and known music idioms. The series features upcoming and established musicians each evening that will share new work including Darian Dauchan, Ziemba, Julia Sirna-Frest, Shane Chapman, and more!

David’s Friend

Jan 27 - Feb 05, 2017

Written and Performed by Nora Burns

David’s Friend is a fast-paced multi-media show is a celebration of friendship, fun, freaks, fag hags, youthful passion, changing times, aging, emotions, memories, music and Manhattan. David’s Friend is a coming of age story, a love story, a loss story, and a New York story, a story we all know and experience in some way, and, as David would say, “a story that just gets better with the telling.”