October 08 - October 18, 2015

Click HERE for a live performance streamed online, courtesy of Howlround TV by Culturehub! By Teatro Patologico (Italy)Directed by Dario D’Ambrosi Medea, directed by D’Ambrosi, combines professional actors, who perform in English, with a chorus of 14 actors with diverse abilities (including epilepsy, neurological disabilities and down syndrome) from the University program of D’Ambrosi’s Rome-based “Magic of Theater” […]

cheap&easy OCTOBER

October 09 - October 18, 2015

cheap&easy OCTOBER is a Time Out New York  by Object Collection Written/Directed by Kara Feely Composed by Travis Just One hundred years after a revolution, Object Collection summons the dead. Phantom agitators and zombie visionaries produce a séance, a death march, a psychic wailing. cheap&easy OCTOBER is a live shredding of art world criticism, an original […]

The Elephant in Every Room I Enter

October 15 - October 31, 2015

Created by Gardiner Comfort & Kel Haney Featuring Gardiner Comfort Directed by Kel Haney Using an erratic and energetic performance style, and evocative details of his week attending the Tourette Syndrome Association National Conference in Washington, DC, Gardiner Comfort shares his life as an actor with this neurological disorder and discovers, for the first time […]

Make People

Make people, Parts 1 & 2

October 23 - November 01, 2015

By Grandma – Mike McGee, Tim Platt, Ben Gansky, and Peter Mills Weiss GRANDMA’s current work is composed of highly structured stories that exist at the border of reality and fiction, and of horror and humor.  Their current piece, MAKE PEOPLE, is a monologue for shared voice. It lies formally between stand up comedy and the confessional monologue. It’s a show about the horror of […]

The Butch Monologues

October 25

Written by: Laura Bridgeman Directed by: Julie McNamara Developed and performed by: The Drakes One night only!  Please note new venue: The Butch Monologues will now be performed at The Downstairs @ La MaMa! A powerful and often humorous collection of secret stories exploring sexuality, vulnerability and desire taken from interviews with butches, masculine women […]

Puppet Festival

2015 La MaMa Puppet Series

November 05 - November 29, 2015

Denise Greber | Director and Curator of La MaMa Puppet Series Federico Restrepo | Production Director of La MaMa Puppet Series The La MaMa Puppet Series is a biennial festival showcasing new contemporary puppet theatre by American and international artists. Puppetry has been an integral part of La MaMa’s programming since 1962, when Ellen Stewart invited Pagoon […]

Crane -- Heather Henson

Crane: on earth, in sky

November 05 - November 08, 2015

World PremiereBy Ibex Puppetry (USA) | Conceived & Designed By Heather Henson Co-created By Heather Henson & Ty Defoe Journey with whooping cranes and black neck cranes along the waterways they use for maps in this spectacle of environmental theatre. Reflecting our connectedness with all of creation, this immersive story is told through rituals and […]

Shank’s Mare

November 06 - November 15, 2015

World PremiereCreated By Tom Lee (USA) & Koryu Nishikawa V (Japan) Shank’s Mare is the story of two wandering travelers whose paths intersect in time and space. Using traditional kuruma ningyo puppetry, live feed video projection, miniature sets and a live score by Bill Ruyle (hammer dulcimer) and Chieko Hara (shamisen and flute), the piece […]

Puppet Slam

2015 La MaMa Puppet Slam

November 11

Curated by Jane Catherine Shaw This year the Puppet Slam will be a featured event during La MaMa’s biennial, and International Puppet Series in November, 2015. La MaMa’s Puppet Slam puts you and your work out front and center, introducing you to La MaMa’s family of artists, patrons and puppetry enthusiasts . A professional team made […]

Teatre D'un Jour

The Child Who

November 12 - November 15, 2015

US PremiereBy Théâtre D’un Jour (Belgium) Directed By Patrick Masset The Child Who is inspired by the early years of the life of sculptor Jephan de Villiers. It is the vision, all sensibility and poetry, of a child who faces an earth, a humanity, endlessly scorned by man. Straddling the real world and the imagination […]