Love’s Refrain: A Confession by Justin Sayre

April 01 - April 10, 2016

By Justin Sayre Directed by Matthew Placek Costume Design by Dusty Childers Musical Score by David John Sokolowski Producer, Madeleine Bourgeois Tracing the lives of stars from nebula to supernova, Justin Sayre extracts a fresh definition for love in his latest solo play, Love’s Refrain. Wedding personal stories with the science and poetry of astronomy, Love’s Refrain is romanticism […]

New School Showcase: Not About Nightingales

April 21 - April 24, 2016

Written by Tennessee Williams Directed by Zishan Ugurlu Not About Nightingales is Tennessee Williams’ brutal and upsetting prison drama investigates the inhumane prison conditions of the past and present. The play was originally written in the 1930s but wasn’t discovered until the late 1990s. The United States has the largest prison population in the world. […]

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival ’16

April 29 - May 29, 2016

Curated by Nicky Paraiso From the world premiere of a new work by a lesbian, queer and transgender ballet company Ballez to the La MaMa premiere of a young Korean contemporary dance group, Project S, to shared evenings of both talented emerging and mid-career choreographers, La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival reflects La MaMa’s longstanding dedication to […]

Ballez | “Sleeping Beauty & the Beast”

April 29 - May 08, 2016

WORLD PREMIERE Choreographed by: Katy Pyle, with Jules Skloot and the Company Conceived and Directed by Katy Pyle The Ballez returns to radically, queerly re-imagine another tale from the ballet canon. Celebrating the lives of lesbian, queer, and transgender people in the L.E.S., Sleeping Beauty & the Beast is a two-act Ballez spanning two theaters at La […]

Suk Soon Jung / Project S|< For Whom >

April 29

This piece is a story about our dreams – both what we are dream about, and what we used to dream about. We remember the dreams we had as children, wearing hero masks and pretending to be Hollywood superheroes. And now, we live in the present having forgotten these dreams. Through this work, two versions of […]

Shared Evening: Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works, Amanda Loulaki, Yvonne Meier

April 30 - May 01, 2016

Mammal by Paula Josa-Jones WORLD PREMIERE Mammal is a “shape-shifting” dance, a cellular, poetic echolocation that viscerally connects male and female, human and non-human at the porous borderland where they intersect and blend.   by Paula Josa-Jones (Artistic Director of Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works) Choreography and performance:  Paula Josa-Jones Music:  Fred Firth, Dakha Brakha house of wind (a process […]

InNprogress Collective/Afshin Varjavandi | toPRAY

May 05 - May 06, 2016

“Whosoever knoweth the power of the dance, dwelleth in God.” ~ Jalāl ad-DīnRumi, Poems   There is moment for everyone when we learn to look inside ourselves: only our own eyes can have that vision. toPRAY tells the point of view from which we observe ourselves. toPRAY is a passage. Sometimes the journey to reach the human soul is […]

Shared Evening: B.S. Movement & Jumatatu Poe

May 07 - May 08, 2016

Machine Affect by: BS Movement (Shaina Branfman & Bryan Strimpel) Our instinctual nature tends to be concerned less with compassion and more with connection…” Machine Affect brings its viewer to the point of intersection between abstract physical design and the range of human response. B.S. Movement is a body of people researching the function of physical […]

Tiffany Mills Company | After the Feast

May 12 - May 15, 2016

After the Feast is an evening-length project that fuses movement by Tiffany Mills, dramaturgy by Kay Cummings, music by Jonathan Melville Pratt, visual design by Dennis O’Leary, costumes by Mary Kokie McNaugher, lighting by Chris Hudacs and performance by six ferocious dancers. This new work imagines an urban dystopia caused by vanishing resources. Mills’ highly physical […]

Material Witness

May 12 - May 29, 2016

Material Witness is “rowdy and playful, displaying an enormous sense of energy, strength and good will.  Yet its subject is dead serious: the physical abuse of indigenous women in the United States and Canada.” ~ Anita Gates, The New York Times In association with Spiderwoman Theater & Aanmitaagzi A Loose Change Production by Spiderwoman Theater Directed […]