Coil 2017: Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster

January 11 - January 14, 2017

Nicola Gunn (Australia) Theater, Dance | US Premiere Co-presented with La MaMa “Gunn’s text is intricate and often brilliant, full of unpredictable digressions and curious factoids. It’s the verbal equivalent of skimming stones over water.” – Cameron Woodhead, The Age (AU)  Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster is the story of a man, a woman […]

Experiments 17: Non-Player Character

January 16

Written by Walt McGough Directed by Bevin O’Gara Aspiring video game designer Katja and her longtime friend Trent are an unstoppable team against animated monsters in the virtual underworlds of SpearLight, an online role-playing game. But after a humiliating falling-out, Trent marshals an army of internet trolls to wage real-life war against her. Comic and poignant, […]

Poetry Electric: Breaking Boundaries

January 16

Our society is divided by dozens of walls. Breaking down these boundaries may seem like a daunting, almost impossible task, but as a magician, Ben’s job is to make the impossible possible. Through audience interaction, mind reading, sleight of hand, and comedy, Ben provides a fresh take on bringing people together for the greater good. […]

Experiments 17: Before Evening Comes

February 27

Written by Philana Omorotionmwan Directed by Nehprii Amenii With his 13th birthday around the corner, Totome is excited to meet “the butcher” and finally become a man. His mother, however, hopes to keep him whole for just a little while longer. Before Evening Comes is a poetic exploration of what becomes of black boys and men in […]

Sound Departures 2017

January 20 - January 22, 2017

A Weekend of New Music Ideas Featuring Three Artists Each Night Curated by Gian Marco Lo Forte & Nicky Paraiso Sound Departures is a new music series featuring cross-disciplinary musicians who explore new genres and known music idioms. The series features upcoming and established musicians each evening that will share new work. Three shows – […]

Coffeehouse Chronicles #139: HAIR 50th Anniversary

January 21

Curated by Michal Gamily Educational Outreach by Arthur Adair Moderated by Chris Kapp and Michal Gamily Join us, as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of HAIR: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical with co-creator James Rado, composer Galt MacDermot, featuring members of the original Off-Broadway cast of 1967, Broadway cast of 1968, and the cast […]


January 26 - January 29, 2017

Written by Shmuel Refael Directed by Geula Jeffet-Attar Adapted by Haim Idissis Translated by Howard Rypp Theater | US Premiere Golgotha is a one man show, performed in English by Victor Attar. Albert Salvado, a Holocaust Survivor, re-lives the atrocities of the concentration camps as he prepares for his long awaited dream to come true: […]

David’s Friend

January 27 - February 12, 2017

Now Extended through 2/12! “a feisty and funny one-woman show” ~ Charles Isherwood, The New York Times  Written and performed by Nora BurnsDirected by Adrienne Truscott Theater | US Premiere Run Time: 60 minutes David’s Friend is a fast-paced multi-media show is a celebration of friendship, fun, freaks, fag hags, youthful passion, changing times, aging, […]

Culturehub: Hi-Fi | Wi-Fi | Sci-Fi

February 02 - February 19, 2017

La MaMa and Culturehub present Hi-Fi | Wi-Fi | Sci-Fi Predictions Past Present and Future In association with the Seoul Institute of the Arts Written by Robert Patrick Directed by Billy Clark and Jason Trucco In the 1960s and 1970s, playwright Robert Patrick led an underground theatre movement that questioned the future through a series […]

Coffeehouse Chronicles #140: Robert Patrick

February 04

Curated by Michal Gamily Educational Outreach by Arthur Adair Photo by Diana Lundin Join us at La MaMa for the 140th Coffeehouse Chronicles celebrating the work and career of Robert Patrick with panelists, archival footage, and live performances. Moderator: William M. Hoffman Panelists: Michael McGrinder, Natalie H. Rogers, Jordan Beswick, Carol Nelson, Magie Dominic and […]