Grand Rounds

April 27, 2017 - May 14, 2017

Choreographed and Directed by Tamar Rogoff World Premiere In the 1950s world of Grand Rounds, a 10-year-old inspired by the adventures of Cherry Ames, nurse and amateur sleuth, turns her perceptive gaze on the rituals of family life. What goes on behind closed doors and on the radio is fodder for her scientific reckonings. Rogoff […]

Tangled Up

April 24, 2017

A Staged Reading Written by Roderic Wachovsky Directed by Gama Valle A cynical lawyer haunted by the burden of memory of his dead lover, finds the entanglement of love, sex and terror have enduring resonance in the radically changing New York City of 1993.      Cast: Howard Collado | Nikki Ferry | Joe Loper | Joshua Pyne About the […]

Kidnap Road

April 27, 2017 - May 14, 2017

Written by Catherine Filloux Directed by Elena Araoz World Premiere While Ingrid Betancourt, a former senator and anti-corruption activist, was running for President of Colombia in 2002, she was kidnapped by the Marxist revolutionary terrorist organization the FARC. This story is a theatrical re-imagining of those events. The Woman narrates this story, through “intrusive memory,” […]

Time No Line Workshop

April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017

Workshop Performances ‘time no line’ focuses on how we can identify collective histories through the experience of an individual.  This solo performance work integrates movement, song, live drawing, and interactions with projected texts and images as the components of a live dramatic autobiographical narrative. This work utilizes themes and details of John Kelly’s personal history as […]

Celebrating Richard C. Martinez

May 1, 2017

An extra special cabaret evening featuring young queer singer/songwriters Santi Veñegas, Anthony Napoletano, and singing duo Kate/Anna Band with Temi Hason.  An exhibition of paintings, sketches, theatrical flyers and posters of painter and songwriter Richard C. Martinez hangs on clotheslines in the Downstairs Theatre lobby space.  We are honored by the special participation of actor, […]

Legacy Leaders of Color Video Screening: Muriel Miguel of Spiderwoman Theater

May 2, 2017

Theatre Communications Group proudly announces a special, one-night-only event to screen the #LegacyLeaders video of  Muriel Miguel, founder of Spiderwoman Theater. The screening  will be followed by a panel on Native Theatre in New York City moderated by Murielle Borst-Tarrant, director of the Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective at La MaMa, and feature: Diane Fraher, director of […]

The Expanded Unicorn Gratitude Mystery

May 5, 2017 - May 14, 2017

Written and Performed by Karen Finley                               Finley brings her rave reviewed solo performance that explores the recent heightened US political presidential landscape that takes on citizenship, gender disparity and abuse of power. The individual price of public relationships at the price of privacy becomes divisive with searing psychosexual dynamics of wit and seething revelation. The […]

La MaMa Kids: Patient(ce) Dance Workshop

May 6, 2017

Dance Workshop With Company SBB Stefanie Batten Bland This intergenerational workshop will focus on the work of PATIENT(CE). An interdisciplinary piece that examines physical harmony found between space and time. Interacting with an enormous cloud of fabric children and adults work together to support weight and find balance when working with an inanimate partner. About the […]

Coffeehouse Chronicles #142: John Vaccaro and the Play-House of the Ridiculous

May 6, 2017

Michal Gamily – Series DirectorArthur Adair – Educational Outreach Celebrate the life and career of John Vacarro and the Play-House of the Ridiculous with archival footage, live performances and panelists. Moderator: Penny Arcade Panel Members: Judy Altman, Michale David Arian, Agosto Machado, Don Arrington, Gabriel Berry, Lola Pashalinski, Tony Zanetta Performers : Don Arrington, Nicky Paraiso, Ruby Lyn Reyner, […]

Downtown Icons Panel

March 26, 2017

Moderated by C. Carr and Maura Nguyen Donohue La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club’s 55th Anniversary has brought together four legendary performers of the Off-Off Broadway movement. Kate Bornstein, Susana Cook, Karen Finley, and Edgar Oliver will lead the Downtown Icons Panel following the March 26th performance of Susana Cook’s Non-Consensual Relationships With Ghosts. Artists, students, and […]