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 Galleria: La MaMa Family Show

December 20, 2016 - December 30, 2016

Opening reception: Tuesday, December 20 | 7PM-9PM  Artists and staff from throughout the institution’s 55 year-history show their work in the annual La MaMa Family Show. With Artists from across generations, and art in every medium, the exhibition is a vibrant celebration of La MaMa’s spirit and community. About La MaMa Galleria Founded in 1984, La MaMa La […]

COIL 2017: Meeting

January 4, 2017 - January 8, 2017

Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe (Australia) Dance | US Premiere Co-presented with Performance Space 122 “MEETING is a quietly rich encounter between man, machine, motion and sound that rewards your attention with mesmeric human feats and meditative sonic patterns.” – Ian Abbott, Writing about Dance Two performers share space with 64 robotic instruments. A relentless stream […]

Bastard (The Painted Bird: Part 1)

January 4, 2017 - January 8, 2017

A Bosch-like harrowing story of the wandering boy abandoned by his parents during World War II, The Painted Bird is a dark masterpiece that examines the proximity of terror and savagery to innocence and love. Its central scene—a man captures a bird and paints it brilliant colors then frees it to return to its flock, […]

COIL 2017: Real Magic

January 5, 2017 - January 8, 2017

Forced Entertainment (UK)Theater | US PremiereCo-presented with Performance Space 122 “Beckett meets trash TV” – Sascha Westphal, Nachtkritik (DE) Caught in a world of second-chances and second-guesses, variations and changes, distortions and transformations, Real Magic takes you on a hallucinatory journey, creating a compelling performance about optimism, individual agency and the desire for change. In Real […]