Programs

LA MAMA ARCHIVES

A nonprofit organization sustained by La MaMa E.T.C. The Archives are made available to the public as an educational service to the performing arts community, the press, scholars, and students of theatre the world over.

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LA MAMA UMBRIA INTERNATIONAL

A non-profit cultural center and artists’ residence in Spoleto, Italy founded by Ellen Stewart in 1990. La MaMa Umbria hosts the Spoleto Open Festival and is home to annual retreats for playwrights, actors and directors.

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CULTUREHUB

A non-profit organization founded in 2009 by La MaMa and the Seoul Institute of the Arts. CultureHub utilizes telepresence and other technologies to connect artists from diverse disciplines and cultures, encouraging them to collaborate, experiment and explore.

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LA MAMA KIDS

An ongoing series of creative workshops and performances for the young and young at heart. Master artists from La MaMa teach theatre crafts in workshops that encourage imaginative play and hands-on learning.

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COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES

A monthly panel and performance series presenting personal accounts of the history and development of the Experimental, International and Off-Off Broadway Theatre scene in NYC and at La MaMa. Each coffeehouse explores the life and work of a specific artist.

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LA MAMA MOVES! DANCE FESTIVAL

An annual dance festival in all three La MaMa venues. The Festival is devoted to presenting the full-range of contemporary dance forms and genres, reflecting La MaMa’s longstanding commitment to performance that transcends politics and unifies cultures.

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SQUIRTS

An annual performance festival, curated and hosted by Dan Fishback. The brashest new voices of the queer stage rally together to give audiences a peek into the future of underground, revolutionary queer art-making. Ranging from drag and cabaret to spoken word and theater.

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PUPPET SERIES

A bi-annual festival showcasing new, contemporary puppet-theatre by American and International artists, in all three of La MaMa's theatres.

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STUDENT PROGRAMS

Ongoing educational programs created in collaboration with local colleges including; Trinity College, Sarah-Lawrence College and Hunter College.

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LA MAMA MEET-UPS

Talk one-on-one with a La MaMa program curator at one of our next Meet-Up events. Artists are given the opportunity to speak with the La MaMa staffer in charge of programming their area of interest: Theater & Dance; Puppetry; Play-writing, Poetry, Visual Arts; Graphic Design. We ask that artists come ready to discuss their work, with a portfolio and/or resume plus supporting materials.

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THE AMERICAN HUMAN BEATBOX FESTIVAL

An annual festival celebrating the uniquely American art of beatboxing, showcasing the full range of beatbox performance styles. The festival provides a platform for both new and established beatbox artists to share their art with each other and the New York community at large.

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EXPERIMENTS PLAY READING SERIES

A monthly reading series designed to provide emerging and established playwrights with the opportunity to test their work in front of audiences and receive constructive feedback. All readings are free and open to the public.

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POETRY ELECTRIC

A monthly poetry reading series which fuses music, movement, sound, and dance with the spoken word. Poetry Electric features artists working in a wide range of styles including; beatboxing, jazz and hip-hop theatre. The series has presented over 200 emerging poets from diverse cultural backgrounds.

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LA GALLERIA

A non-profit art gallery, founded in 1984, committed to nurturing artistic experimentation. Housed at 47 Great Jones Street, La Galleria encourages an active dialogue between the visual arts, new media, performance, curatorial and educational projects.

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