Help La MaMa Meet This $1 Million Challenge Grant by June 2021
to Complete Our Restoration of 74 East 4th Street!
La MaMa has received a $1 million challenge grant from The Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation that, if matched, allow us to complete the restoration and renewal of our original home at 74 East 4th Street.
"We need places where risky, courageous, and challenging work is nurtured. This new building will be for artists of all identities to create work that reveals our shared humanity. The movement that is La MaMa goes on!" - Mia Yoo
But this means we need your help to reach our $1 million challenge by June 21, 2021!
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.
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.