Queer NY International Arts Festival
September 26 - 28, 2014

Queer NY International Arts Festival

September 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014

This festival features contemporary performance and visual art that explores and broadens the traditional concept of “queer” in art. DUOS, curated by Nicky Paraiso and Dan Fishback, features local artists Darkmatter, Untitled Queen and Merrie Cherry, Jack Waters and Peter Cramer.

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La MaMa Puppet Slam

September 29, 2014

One-night only puppet slam featuring contemporary short-form puppetry and object theatre featuring NYC’s most innovative puppet artists.

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The Elephant in Every Room I Enter

October 3, 2014 - October 19, 2014

A strikingly intimate solo show created by Comfort and his frequent collaborator, Kel Haney. Using an erratic and energetic performance style (a nod to Tourette’s itself), Comfort shares his life as an actor with Tourette Syndrome.

The Dream Vault Cycle

October 24, 2014 - November 2, 2014

by Christian De Gre & R. Patrick Alberty/ Mind The Arts Entertainment
The world premier of multi-media performances exploring the evolution of a creative idea and the interpretation of its seed value as it journeys from art from to art form.

Scrooge and Ghost PuppetPhoto by Orlando Marra

A Christmas Carol, Oy Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa

December 5, 2014 - December 14, 2014

By the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater. Featuring over 30 puppets by Milos Kasal backed up by a live chorus. Czech, English, Hebrew & Swahili songs are performed acapella by Judith Barnes and Hayden DeWitt. A delight for audiences ages 5 – 105.

Christmas in Nickyland

December 20, 2014 - December 21, 2014

Just in time for the holidays, La MaMa E.T.C. presents Nicky Paraiso as the master of ceremonies for the ultimate holiday cabaret, in our intimate 99-seat cabaret space. Each night there will be a holy host of characters singing, dancing, gender-bending, and merry making, all to get you into the East Village spirit of the season.

Reading: No Matter How Hard We Tried


[vc_row el_position="first last"] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position="first"] by Dorota Masłowska | directed by Dan Safer / Witness Relocation 2pm | Friday, Nov. 22 No Matter How Hard We Tried is literary phenomenon Dorota Masłowska’s hilarious and devastating portrait of a schizophrenic post-communist Polish society divided against itself, buried under the weight of history, and torn between national pride and shame. […]