Restore a Building. Remake a World.
The Campaign for 74 East 4th Street

Timeline: Spring 2018 – January 2020

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL!

REDEFINING THE POSSIBLE | For over five decades, our artists’ restless, relentless creativity has taken La MaMa to the brink of what is possible in the theater. This Campaign re-defines “possible” for the 21st Century. Through LEED Silver-certified renovations, expansive tech upgrades, new meeting and rehearsal space, a café, and flex-space, we are re-imagining what can happen at 74 East 4th Street.

“La MaMa is a place that gives people a chance, then goes an extra step and nurtures them.
Were it not for La MaMa, Amy and I never would have written a single play, much less five.”
- David Sedaris, Author & Humorist

 

This campaign for 74 East 4th Street accomplishes three critical goals:

INFRASTRUCTURE WITH INTEGRITY:

  • This renovation will increase the sustainability and energy efficiency of our theatres, offices, and meeting spaces.

  • Our landmark building will receive the care New York City demands, while a transparent store-front will create an inviting new interface on East 4th Street.

  • Amenities, including bathrooms, seating, and backstage areas, will make our artists and audiences comfortable in a space built to last.

ABSOLUTE ACCESS:

  • Our renovated lobbies, theatres, and gathering spaces will be ADA compliant, and double as classrooms, galleries, and community work environments. A new elevator gets you there.

  • Our theatres will finally be sound-proofed, giving us the opportunity to present simultaneous performances without fear of disruption.

  • That means more space for more artists, more often.

CONVERSATION THAT MATTERS:

  • Vast technology upgrades – from new lighting, audio, and video systems, to a building-wide data network – will revolutionize the ways we communicate.

  • A new Roof Terrace and  café will provide a place for our friends to gather.

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"Mia Yoo, the artistic director of La MaMa, said the group gives opportunities to about 1,500 artists a year."

"But this particular block of East Fourth Street has found ways to defend itself against the dark arts of real estate investors."

"Go Inside the Groundbreaking Celebration for La MaMa's Renovation"


"La MaMa celebrated the official groundbreaking of its upcoming renovation September 25"

The renovation and historic restoration of 74 E 4th Street is projected to cost  $20 million.
La MaMa has already raised 80% of the funds needed to complete the project!

Join our Capital Campaign Committee

Capital Campaign Committee

as of February 2019

Olympia Dukakis
Campaign Chair

Frank Carucci
UFT Vice President, Retired

Don Capoccia
President, BFC Partners

Ping Chong
Artist

André De Shields
Artist

Tim Fulham
General Partner, Stonebridge Partners

Diane Lane
Actress

Meredith Monk
Composer

Amy Sedaris
Actress/Comedienne

David Sedaris
Humorist

Sonya Soutus
Senior Managing Director-Teneo

Scott Wittman
Director/Lyricist

To get involved contact Managing Director Mary (mary@lamama.org)