Split Britches: Unexploded Ordnances & Retro(per)spective

October 06 - October 23, 2016

October 20 – October 23, 2016 Retro(per)spective By Split Britches Written and Performed by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver A Split Britches greatest hits album for those who remember the 1980s and a Split Britches primer for those who may have missed it!  Performed by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver, Retro(per)spective  provides a humorous slant on love, […]

La MaMa Kids: Heather Henson’s Craft & Storytelling Workshop

October 08

Craft & Storytelling WorkshopWith IBEX Puppetry Part of the 2016 La MaMa Puppet Series Join Heather Henson and Ibex Puppetry in a playful exploration of the endangered Whooping Cranes of North America. This workshop illustrates the way Indigenous people participate in the dance of the crane and reveal the interconnection of the ecosystem shared by […]

Coffeehouse Chronicles #136: Theodora Skipitares

October 08

Moderated by JoAnne Akalaitis  Panelists: Andrea Balis, Claudia Orenstein and Jane Catherine Shaw  Part of the 2016 La MaMa Puppet Series   About Theodora Skipitares Theodora Skipitares is an interdisciplinary artist and theater director based in NewYork. Trained as a sculptor and theater designer, she began creating personal solo performances in the late 1970’s, which revolved […]


October 13 - October 16, 2016

US PremiereBy Teatro Vascello- RezzaMastrella (Italy) In Pitecus, Rezza-Mastrella analyze the relationship between man and his perversions in demented portrayals of many different people coming to grips with the Absurd. Teatro Vascello, founded by Giancarlo Nanni and Manuela Kustermann,is Rome’s best-known venue for underground and independent groups and has presented works by Peter Brook, Robert […]

La Galleria: Same Bed, Different Dreams

October 15 - November 04, 2016

by C. Finley New York and Rome-based artist C. Finley debuts Same Bed, Different Dreams, a cycle of large scale paintings in dialogue with the universal nature of dreaming and the human desire to understand and order the meaning of dreams. Each canvas is proportional to a mattress set-single, full, queen, or king with corresponding […]

Experiments 17: Omen Road to Starrville

October 17

A New Play by Erik Champney Directed by Glory Kadigan A woman relinquishes the physical world, falling prey to a war of obsession and dark sexuality with a man she has never met. OMEN ROAD TO STARRVILLE is a psychological examination of the birth of the Internet, the death of privacy, and the lies we […]

Phantasmagoria; or, Let Us Seek Death!

October 20 - November 06, 2016

World Premiere Conceived and Directed By Randolph Curtis RandWritten by Chana PorterPuppetry by Benjamin StuberAn Eric Borlaug Production Part of the 2016 La MaMa Puppet Series A rainy night in a Genevan castle. Debauched poetry and too much wine. A teenage girl writes a spooky story. On the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s creation, Frankenstein; […]

2016 La MaMa Puppet Slam

October 21 - October 22, 2016

Curated by Jane Catherine Shaw Puppeteer and theatre artist Jane Catherine Shaw curates a two-night puppet slam featuring contemporary short-form puppet and object theatre from both emerging and veteran puppet artists. This puppet cabaret, challenges artists to make their best short-form work and to bring a variety of puppet forms to audiences. Shaw is co-founder […]

Poetry Electric: 55 Poems For La MaMa’s 55th Anniversary

October 24

55 Poems for La MaMa E.T.C.’S 55 Years Party with a trippy troupe of troubadours as they read 55 poems to commemorate 55 years of La Mama Experimental Theater Club, founded in 1961 by much-loved Ellen Stewart. From an itsy basement to the international stage, La Mama, E.T.C. has presented more than 150,000 artists from […]

Muntergang and other Cheerful Downfalls!

October 28 - November 06, 2016

Created and performed by Great Small Works members: John Bell, Trudi Cohen, Stephen Kaplin, Jenny Romaine and Roberto Rossi  With puppeteers Joseph Therrien and Sam Wilson Music by Jessica Lurie and Hannah TempleScript by Jenny Romaine Great Small Works revisits the work of radical 20th-century New York City puppeteers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. In […]