Restore A Building. Remake A World.

74 EAST 4TH STREET

RESTORE A BUILDING. REMAKE A WORLD.

 

“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 (mary@lamama.org)

Capital Campaign Committee

as of April 2018

Frank Carucci
Don Capoccia
Ping Chong
André De Shields

Olympia Dukakis
Tim Fulham and Lise Olney
Diane Lane

Meredith Monk
Amy Sedaris
David Sedaris
Sonya Soutus

Darren Sussman
Scott Wittman

Special Thanks to our Capital Campaign Donors

as of April 2018

New York City Council
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson & Council Member Carlina Rivera
Office of the Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
New York State Legislation/Senator Brad Hoylman
The Midler Family Foundation
Anonymous 
Donald A. Capoccia
William M. Carey
Frank Carucci
Eugene (the Poogene) Chai
Tim Fulham and Lise Olney
Sarah Lederman
Steven B. Malkenson
Jennifer Ortega and Curtis W. McGraw
Joan A. Rose
Wynn J. Salisch
Sonya H. Soutus

 

Special thanks to Goldstein Hall