An Evening with Orna Akad


La MaMa in association with No Visa Production. Orna Akad – author, playwright and theater director. Nominated for the Sapir literature award for her novel “Wadi Mileh,” and winner of the AKUM Prize (Society of authors, composers and music publishers in Israel), divides her personal and professional life between the two societies, Arab and Jews.

La MaMa Earth Gala Recap


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE OUR GALA SUCH A SUCCESS! Honoring: Olympia Dukakis Award-Winning actress, veteran ofstage and screen, director, teacher For her creative achievement in the arts and her work as an activist for social change Dan Kurtz Partner – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom For his steadfast advocacy on behalf of […]

Tempest 3: The Tide is Rising

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.

The Tempest

November 20, 2014 - November 23, 2014

Inspired by a true story from the Korean Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms, Mokwha Repertory Company’s The Tempest is set in 5th century Korea, infusing Shakespeare’s text with elements of traditional Korean folklore.

King of Hearts is Off Again

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Four actors employ Grotowski method acting techniques to play 22 different characters. Based on the true story of Izolda Regenberg, a young Jewish woman trapped in the Warsaw ghetto with her husband family during World War II.

Give Back my Beast

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Daniel Allen Nelson, performs within his multi-media installation, consisting of artifacts and remnants of an extinct cultural and natural environment, bearing a nostalgic resemblance to our own world of just a few moments ago.

If Colorado had an Ocean…

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By Mike Gorman. A poetic drama that explores the punk roots of a commercial fisherman and his yearning for an imaginary place. A rebellious rock and roll spirit and dreams of high-seas adventure combine to create theater’s “perfect storm” in the high energy finale of Mike’s trilogy “The Honor and Glory of Whaling”.

A Christmas Carol, Oy Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa

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By the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater. Featuring over 30 puppets by Milos Kasal backed up by a live chorus. Czech, English, Hebrew & Swahili songs are performed acapella by Judith Barnes and Hayden DeWitt. A delight for audiences ages 5 – 105.