La MaMa Indigenous Initiative


In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, all public events and performances of shows at La MaMa are suspended as of Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice. Ticket buyers will be contacted as soon as possible with more information.

 La MaMa is exploring ways to respond creatively to a situation that is potentially changing how we gather as a community in our theatres. La MaMa is working with CultureHub to provide online streaming of  select productions and events on Howlround Theatre Commons.
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This is an incredibly challenging time for all of us, including arts organizations and the artists and employees who are now impacted by this suspension.  If you are able, please consider making a donation and showing your support.  Thank you.

The La MaMa Indigenous Initiative aims to provide a platform for Indigenous arts and culture, both nationally and worldwide. La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club is committed to supporting ethnic diversity, cultural pluralism, and marginalized identities in the arts. The Initiative curates original Indigenous programming, including workshops, markets, and theatrical productions, to elevate the voices and artistic works of Native communities both nationally and internationally.
 Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective Founder Murielle Borst-Tarrant and La MaMa Artistic Director Mia Yoo initially established the Safe Habors Indigenous Collective to spear head original Indigenous programming. Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective and the La MaMa Indigenous Initiative remain a collaborative in that vision and legacy. 

The La MaMa Indigenous Initiative also regularly collaborates with several partners across the country including:
CultureHub (telepresence partner); Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima (Hawaiian hula school); Kinding Sindaw; International Sonoran Desert Alliance, AZ; The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to the United Nations; AILA; Red Cloud Indian School, SD; Alaska Native Heritage Center; Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, WA; Institute of American Indian Art, NM; Haskell Indian School, NE and the Shinnecock Nation Culture Center and Museum, NY.

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