AdA: Author Directing Author

January 19 - February 05, 2017

Three authors. Three plays. Three directors. One show. Written and Directed by Neil LaBute, Marco Calvani, & Marta Buchaca Featuring Gabby Beans, Margaret Colin, Gia Crovatin, Dalia Davi, Richard Kind, & Victor Slezak Co-production by La MaMa E.T.C, Grec 2016 Festival de Barcelona, Mixó Italy, & Sala Beckett/Obrador Internacional de Dramatúrgia In collaboration with Umanism LLC New York and 369 […]

Coil 2017: Custodians of Beauty

January 05 - January 08, 2017

Custodians of BeautyPavel Zuštiak / Palissimo (NYC)Dance, PerformanceCo-presented with Performance Space 122 “Plunges headlong into questions about what is ‘beautiful’ by interrogating sources like Plato, Pope Benedict XVI, and of course, the dancing body.” – Time Out New York For decades in the humanities, various arguments have been put forward against beauty. Where do we find […]

La MaMa’s Squirts 2017: Generations of Queer Performance

January 06 - January 15, 2017

Curated and Hosted by Dan Fishback Graphic Design by Lauren Denitzio The Helix Queer Performance Network gathers some of the most exciting voices from NYC’s queer performance world for two weeks of theater, comedy, music, dance and conversation. For the fifth year in a row, we celebrate the legacy of community theatrics, multiple generations of […]

Album Release Concert — The Painted Bird: Amidst

January 06

Co-presented with Palissimo and La MaMa Music|Performance This special concert presentation of the musical score from Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo Company’s The Painted Bird: Amidst is a celebration of the official release of the recording by Christian Frederickson, Ryan Rumery, and Jason Noble. These performer/composers accompanied the world premiere of the dance work at the Baryshnikov Arts […]

La Galleria: Lintel, Mantel, Module, Shelf

January 07 - February 04, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7, 6-8 PM (View on Facebook) Closing Performances: February 1-4, with Charity Coleman, Sophia Le Fraga, and others (details to be announced) Lauren Bakst & Yuri Masnyj | Elliott Jerome Brown | Mary-Ann Monforton | GaHee Park | Isaac PoolCurated by Samuel Draxler The sites we inhabit on a day-to-day basis are structured […]

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 – […]