La MaMa Cantata goes to Macedonia and Turkey this year.
In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Selma Voting March, award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux brings to life the often forgotten stories of Viola Liuzzo, white civil rights activist, and Tommy Rowe, FBI informant, undercover with the Ku Klux Klan. Ms. Hedges plays both roles.
This festival features contemporary performance and visual art that explores and broadens the traditional concept of “queer” in art. DUOS, curated by Nicky Paraiso and Dan Fishback, features local artists Darkmatter, Untitled Queen and Merrie Cherry, Jack Waters and Peter Cramer.
One-night only puppet slam featuring contemporary short-form puppetry and object theatre featuring NYC’s most innovative puppet artists.
Three diverse, international productions of William Shakepeare’s THE TEMPEST (U.S. – Korea – Italy). These productions form the centerpiece of our LA MAMA EARTH season. In announcing the season, Artistic Director Mia Yoo stated the LA MAMA EARTH theme materialized as a result of the up-close and personal impact of Hurricane Sandy on individuals and communities.
Internationally renowned director Karin Coonrod and Obie-award winning composer Elizabeth Swados bring their significant craft, daring, and imagination to Shakespeare’s The Tempest, in a world-premiere music-theatre production at La MaMa. Featuring a diverse, intergenerational cast, including veteran film and television actor Reg E. Cathey as Prospero and Joseph Harrington, 14-year-old star of Broadway’s Billy Elliot, as Ariel.
A strikingly intimate solo show created by Comfort and his frequent collaborator, Kel Haney. Using an erratic and energetic performance style (a nod to Tourette’s itself), Comfort shares his life as an actor with Tourette Syndrome.
Neil LaBute and Marco Calvani reunite once again for the unique, international collaboration that is ADA: Author Directing Author. This year’s theme is desire and each author will direct the other playwright’s work centered around this most primal of emotions.
by Christian De Gre & R. Patrick Alberty / Mind The Arts Entertainment. A world premiere, multi-media performance exploring the evolution of an idea as it journeys from art form to art form.
A special concert performance to launch Tammy WhyNot’s debut album. The “Tammy” in question is former famous country and western singer turned performance artist Tammy WhyNot. She is also the creation of artist, writer, director, scholar and activist Lois Weaver. Tammy will be giving a special performance to launch her musical exploration into aging, desire, pleasure and intimacy.