September 24, 2016 - November 6, 2016
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La MaMa Kids: The Adventures of Seucy and Boto – In Repertory
Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company
September 24 - October 2 | in The Club
The Adventures of Seucy and Boto uses dance, puppetry and music to tell mythological stories from the Amazon Jungle. Created and performed by Loco 7, this popular family-friendly series will play all of The Adventures in repertory, including the world premiere of a new episode.
La MaMa Kids: Heather Henson’s Craft & Storytelling Workshop
With IBEX Puppetry
October 8 | at 66 E 4th Street
Join Heather Henson and Ibex Puppetry in a playful exploration of the endangered Whooping Cranes of North America. This workshop illustrates the way Indigenous people participate in the dance of the crane and reveal the interconnection of the ecosystem shared by cranes and humans.
The God Projekt
Lone Wolf Tribe
September 30 - October 16 | in The Ellen Stewart Theatre
Alone in a barren paradise, God the Father struggles with dementia as he tries to manage his divine office. While juggling an unending flow of prayer requests, he uncovers an ancient secret he'd rather remain forgotten: what happened to the Mother Goddess who once shared his heavenly throne?
Coffeehouse Chronicles #136: Theodora Skipitares
Moderated by JoAnne Akalaitis
Phantasmagoria; or, Let Us Seek Death!
Conceived and Directed By Randolph Curtis Rand
October 8 | in 74A E 4th Street
Coffeehouse Chronicles follows the incredible career of Theodora Skipitares, an interdisciplinary artist and theater director based in New York. A live panel will be present with archival footage and photographs from Theodora's time at La MaMa.
October 20 - November 6 | in The Ellen Stewart Theatre
A rainy night in a Genevan castle. Debauched poetry and too much wine. A teenage girl writes a spooky story. On the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s creation,Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus, Phantasmagoria assembles a swirl of puppetry, biography, and storytelling into a market of ghosts…The dead walk among us.
2016 La MaMa Puppet Slam
Now Accepting Applications
Muntergang and other Cheerful Downfalls!
Great Small Works
October 21 - 22 | in The First Floor Theatre
Puppeteer and theatre artist Jane Catherine Shaw curates a two-night puppet slam featuring contemporary short-form puppet and object theatre from both emerging and veteran puppet artists. This puppet cabaret, challenges artists to make their best short-form work and to bring a variety of puppet forms to audiences. Shaw is co-founder of the Voice 4 Vision Puppet Festival.
October 28 - November 6 | in The First Floor Theatre
Great Small Works revisits the work of radical 20th-century New York City puppeteers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. In a bilingual Yiddish-English play that uses Maud and Cutler’s satirical puppet scripts and original graphics, together with Great Small Works’ own puppets and projections, as well as The Dybbuk and Mae West, Muntergang is a meditation on historical models for changing power relationships.
La MaMa Puppet Series 2016 is supported by The Jim Henson Foundation, H.B. Henson Fund, Ford Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and public support by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Cultural on the Arts.