Political Snorts 2015

December 09

Director: Elizabeth Swados Musical Director: Trevor Bachman Photography: Koh Terai Come join us for satirical renditions of this crazy world we live in. We’ve got funnies about the American primaries, the Trump frenzy and anti-establishment, the refugee crisis, climate change and much more! We’ve been working all semester towards peace and harmony in the world, […]

Shell-Shocked Nut Project

December 17 - December 20, 2015

East Village Dance Project/GOH Productions Returning to La MaMa for its third year, The Shell-Shocked Nut Project upends the classic structure of E.T. Hoffman’s Nutcracker, relocates it in the East Village, and uses a cast of lively characters to explore themes of loss and recovery. A war veteran and a wandering child take us on […]

christmas in nickyland

2015 Christmas in Nickyland

December 19 - December 20, 2015

Curated by Nicky Paraiso Just in time for the holidays, La MaMa presents Nicky Paraiso as the master of ceremonies for the ultimate holiday cabaret, in our intimate 99-seat cabaret space, The Club at La MaMa.  Each night there will be a holy host of characters singing, dancing, gender-bending, and merry making, all to get […]


January 07 - January 17, 2016

“Silvia Calderoni must be made of mercury, or some improbably liquid element that has yet to be discovered. Surely no body of mortal flesh could undergo the quicksilver transformations achieved by this remarkable performer in “MDLSX,” a perceptions-scrambling work from the Italian revolutionary theater troupe Motus.” ~ Ben Brantley, The New York Times La MaMa […]

La MaMa’s SQUIRTS 2016: New Voices in Queer Performance

January 15 - January 24, 2016

La MaMa Presents A Helix Queer Performance Network Event: La MaMa’s SQUIRTS: New Voices in Queer Performance Curated and Hosted by Dan Fishback Stage Managed by Naimonu James The Helix Queer Performance Network gathers some of the most exciting new voices from NYC’s queer performance world, accompanied each night by a legendary Guest of Honor. […]

Imagining the Imaginary Invalid

January 21 - February 07, 2016

Review: ‘Imagining the Imaginary Invalid,’ About Absence and Art Making by Laura Collins-Hughes La MaMa presents Imagining The Imaginary Invalid A production by Mabou Mines and Trick Saddle Using Moliere’s seminal play about the evils of the medical industry as a backdrop, Imagining the Imaginary Invalid takes you backstage as the cast prepares the set and […]

Burnished By Grief – A Romantic Comedy

January 22 - February 07, 2016

“an exuberant celebration of color and quirk, with a tune or two to underscore its sentiments…This production, directed by Paul Zimet, from the venerable downtown troupe Talking Band, grew out of Ms. Maddow’s experiences as a volunteer in Brooklyn Civil Court. The influence is palpable: The diversity, idiosyncrasies and legal entanglements of these characters seem […]

Honorable Discharge: We Got Dissed

January 26

Presented by Theatre of the Oppressed NYC in partnership with The Fortune Society A forum play addressing the neglect, homelessness and joblessness faced by the NYC veteran community. Based on the real-life experiences of the actors. About the Artists Theatre of the Oppressed NYC is based on the methodology created in the 1970’s by Brazilian theatre […]

Shows: Deep in a Dream of You

February 06 - February 07, 2016

Created by David Cale Celebrate the book launch of David Cale’s Shows, published by NoPassport Press, including Deep in a Dream of You, a collection of twelve monologues of men and women caught in the thrall of erotic obsession. Cale will read excerpts from his 1993 Bessie Award winning solo of haunted lovers and sexual […]

JUPITER (A Play About Power)

February 11 - February 28, 2016

By Superhero Clubhouse + Kaimera Productions Directed by Simón Adinia Hanukai Written by Jeremy Pickard What if fossil fuels disappeared tomorrow? JUPITER is a 200-year-long dialogue between Humanity and a man who made all fossil fuels disappear permanently from the Earth. Featuring original music and created in collaboration with energy experts, JUPITER asks whether it […]