“La Mama is a place that gives people a chance, then goes an extra step and nurtures them. My sister and I learned so much here, like, for instance, that putting an air conditioner on a stool doesn’t really cool the room off. Were it not for La Mama, Amy and I never would have written a single play, much less five.”
- David Sedaris
In 1967, La MaMa bought its first permanent home at 74 East 4th Street. Since then, it has been a home for performing artists at all stages of their careers and community members of all backgrounds. After more than 50 years of intensive use as theatrical space, by more than 100,000 artists and audiences of all nations, cultures, races, and identities, our building must undergo urgently needed renovations and be made ADA accessible if it is to remain a viable resource for the next generations of artists and audiences.
You, our artists, audience members, and supporters, are at the heart of La MaMa. We hope you will help us to restore and remake this building as a creative home for new artists, new work, and new ideas for decades to come.
Timeline: Spring 2018 – January 2020
The renovation of this landmark 19th century building will:
- expand and update artist and audience facilities
- bring the building up to ADA compliance, including the installation of an elevator
- upgrade mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and life-safety systems
- restore the historic façade with masonry work in compliance with its landmark status
- install an insulated glass storefront and doors to make a more welcoming entrance
HELP US REACH OUR GOAL!
The landmark 19th century building renovation is projected to cost $17.5 million.
La MaMa has already raised 90% of the funds needed to complete the project!
Every. Dollar. Counts.
To get involved contact Managing Director Mary Fulham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
74 EAST 4TH STREET
RESTORE A BUILDING. REMAKE A WORLD.