Christmas In Nickyland 2016: The Winter of Our Discontent

December 17, 2016 - December 18, 2016

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 […]

La MaMa Kids: Winter Wonderland Performance 2016

December 17, 2016

Interactive PerformanceWith La MaMa Artists Hula Fairies and Cathy Shaw MC this years La MaMa Kids Winter Wonderland Featuring works from East Village Dance, Doppelskope Puppet, Sova Theater and Maiko Kikuchi La MaMa Family weaves its magic and excitement for La MaMa’s End-of-Year celebration event – a fun-filled immersive performance by La MaMa resident artists. […]

Coffeehouse Chronicles #138: Performing Arts Journal 40th Anniversary

December 17, 2016

Moderated by Frank Hentschker Participants: Annie-B. Parson, Lee Breuer, Maude Mitchell, Theodora Skipitares, Norman Frisch, Nicky Paraiso, Cammisa Buerhaus and John Jesurun Interview with Bonnie Marranca by Joseph Cermatori Joseph Cermatori has written on theatre and opera for the Village Voice, New York Times, Theater, and was formerly associate editor of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and […]

Experiments 17: I’d Do Anything For You In The Dark

December 19, 2016

Written by Ryan Trout Francis is wearing sweatpants and lives with his parents now. After exhausting all his energy and money working on the next Great American Play (he’s thinking part-Albee, part-Baker, half-Tennessee), he’s broke, broken, and living in Iowa. Recently diagnosed with Bipolar II – a diagnosis he gave himself after his therapist said […]

Poetry Electric: Americana Psychobabble

December 19, 2016

Created and Performed by Alexandra Tatarsky Directed by Meryl Sands It’s December. 2016 was rough. Please join acclaimed solo performer Alexandra Tatarsky in a post-election exorcism, an irrational rejuvenation ceremony, an attempt at doomsday discoveries. Plastic bag sadness + Styrofoam wings, American flag fingernails + daddy songs, late capitalist loneliness in a tv graveyard covered […]

La MaMa at Astor Alive! Performing Arts Festival

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The VILLAGE ALLIANCE PRESENTS THE FIRST ever Astor Alive! Festival, free to the public, to celebrate THE NEW ASTOR PLACE, a vibrant cultural district with over two dozen historic theater, dance, music, architecture, and art institutions.  THEATER, DANCE, MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS The very best Astor Place and Lower East Side theater and dance companies will perform across four stages, embodying five important historical themes of Astor […]