May 23 - June 30, 2019
"Queer artists have been an integral part of shaping La MaMa and the global cultural landscape. Our legacy is deeply rooted in this community's contributions. Stonewall 50 at La MaMa celebrates the transformative power of queer creative expression."
- Artistic Director, Mia Yoo
We celebrate World Pride with exciting voices from around the globe and down the block. Join multiple generations of queer performers as they pose questions, honor legacies and ignite the present.
LGBTQ+ artists from NYC, Philadelphia, Paris, Italy, and South Korea will participate in the STONEWALL 50 as part of World Pride. La MaMa, which has presented works by queer artists since the company was founded by Ellen Stewart in the East Village in 1961, has assembled this month-long programming in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of what is widely-regarded as the birth of the gay rights movement that began one legendary night, June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Bar in Greenwich Village in NYC.
Cover Photo by Rody Shima
May 23 - June 2, 2019 in The Downstairs
Written & Directed by Nia O. Witherspoon
Messiah is a play about the legacy of the Panthers in the age of crack, where a scratch at a DJ booth incites a replay of the past, an action that interrogates generations of violence on black, queer bodies. The production features a ten-member cast and creative team comprised of predominantly queer, trans, and people of color.
LA MAMA’S SQUIRTS
May 31 - June 2 in The Ellen Stewart Theatre
Curated by Cecilia Gentili, Charlene Incarnate and Mizz June
Each year, La MaMa’s Squirts: Generations of Queer Performance gathers the most exciting voices from New York City’s queer performance world, across the generations. This year, three trans women artists with deep community roots will each craft a night of the festival, marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.
June 6 - June 9 in The Ellen Stewart Theatre