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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM LA MAMA

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.

Series Director: William Electric Black

The Poetry Electric fuses music, movement, sound, and dance with the spoken word and presents artists working in a wide range of styles including beatboxing, jazz and hip-hop theatre. This series has presented over 200 emerging poets from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Poetry Electric is presented monthly at La MaMa.

This Season

Poetry Electric 2019-2020 is supported in part public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, with additional support from the Axe-Houghton Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, The John Golden Fund, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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