A series of creative workshops and performances for the young and the young at heart. Master artists from La MaMa teach theatre crafts in workshops that encourage imaginative play and hands-on learning. Children and adults learn the basics of storytelling, dance, mask and puppet-making, and more!
Ellen Stewart Theatre Lobby
66 East 4th Street (bet. Bowery & 2nd Ave)
Box Office: 212-475-7710
Fun for the whole family! (ages 4 – 104!)
Tickets: $5 per person for performance, $5 per kid for workshop.
Saturday mornings at 11 o’clock
(unless otherwise specified)
1st and 3rd Saturday of every month.
Workshops last 45 minutes and are limited to 25 children.
Performances last 45 minutes and are limited to 75 audience members.
Vít Horejš, Chad Williams, Cathy Shaw, Julia Martin, Meredith Wright, Federico Restrepo, Perry Jung, Bonnie Duncan and more!
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & PERFORMANCES
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!
Perry Yung is a founding member of the SLANT Performance group, a shakuhachi maker and a member of La MaMa’s Great Jones Repertory Company since 1994.
By SLANT Performance Group
May 17, 2014 at 11am
A fun-filled Cabaret for the Family | Hosted by Richard Ebihara & Perry Yung
Join the SLANT Performance Group as they weave their magical humor through La MaMa’s Family Playdate – 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.
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 the Great Jones Company of La MaMa since 1996. Jane Catherine Shaw creates work for puppet theatre.
June 21, 2014 at 11am
HULA KI’I HAWAIIAN PUPPETRY
With Aunty Mauli Ola Cook
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 covers a wide variety of dramatic techniques, ranging from dancers portraying images (ki`i) of gods, to puppets being manipulated as if they were dancing.
Assisted by Kiku Sakai