The Wong Kids In The Secret Of The Space Chupacabra Go!
By Ma-Yi Theater Company
January 28 – February 16, 2014
in the Ellen Stewart Theatre
Co-created bythe Children’s Theatre Company and in partnership with The Ensemble Studio Theatre
Violet and Bruce Wong just don’t fit in with the other Earth kids. Sure, they have super powers, they’re just not very good ones. But when an evil beast called the Space Chupacabra appears, intent on universal destruction, The Wong Kids must travel to outer space in order to stop it… if they can only stop bickering. Using a mix of action-driven storytelling, puppetry, and visual magic, THE WONG KIDS transports its audience into the far reaches of the galaxy
Rumore di acque (Noise in the Waters)
By Teatro delle Albe
January 30 – February 16, 2014
7:30pm | Thursdays – Fridays – Saturdays
2:30pm | Sundays
***Sat. Feb. 1: Post-show discussion with the theatre company (moderator: Teresa Fiore, Montclair State University
Rumore di acque (Noise in the Waters) is a dark, intense melologue (short work for voice and music) written by Marco Martinelli on the tragedy of migrants in the Mediterranean, based on true stories performed by actor Alessandro Renda and multi-instrumentalists Enzo and Lorenzo Mancuso.
Rumore di acque (Noise in the Waters) protests the indifference of Fortress Europe to the everyday tragedy of refugees from Africa, who have perished for years in the Strait of Sicily on fruitless sea voyages to escape massacres and starvation in their homelands.
“The show leaves us astonished, indignant and not only: it digs beneath indifference, carving out faces, stories and sufferings that continue to live within us for days and days.”
– Massimo Marino, Corriere della Sera
By Fifth Wall
January 31 – February 9, 2014
January 31 – February 9, 2014
By Mar Gomez Glez
Directed by Julián Mesri
Performed by Pep Muñoz and Kelly Haran
“39 Defaults is a must-see: smart, brilliant, and reticent.”
-Franco Baldasso, Nueva York 2012
A Spanish political activist arrives in New York and meets Liz, who invites him to her apartment. Ricard has defrauded 39 banks in Spain. He claims this is not a crime, but a general call for financial disobedience. 39 Defaults explores trust in an era when hospitality meets surveillance, and idealism confronts daily necessities.
Fifth Wall is a theater company founded with the goal of global collaboration, performing in different languages and styles in order to foster a new relationship with our audience. The fifth wall invokes the audience not only as spectator, but as the integral creative element within the work, and therefore essential to the creative process.
Presented by Fifth Wall
Capt. John Smith Goes to Ukraine
By Yara Arts Group
February 27 – March 9, 2014
Created and Performed by Bob Holman, Susan Hwang and Julian Kytasty | Conceived & Directed by VirlanaTkacz
“Captain John Smith Goes to Ukraine” is based on Smith’s own writing about his adventures fighting in the Turkish wars in Eastern Europe before he came to America. The music includes traditional Ukrainian epic songs known as “dumas” and wild new songs written by Susan Hwang which she performs accompanying herself on the accordion, as well as over the top love poetry by Bob Holman.
Established in 1990, La MaMa resident company Yara Arts Group is a collective of artists of Asian, African, Latino, Eastern and Western European ancestry, who come together to create original work in Yara’s signature style of multilingual dialogue and songs supported by evocative visuals and documentation of Eastern European, Siberian, and Asian cultures.
By Karina Casiano
February 28 – March 2, 2014
On the last day of her life, a bitter, vengeful old lady looks back at the way that being a woman has shaped her life. A solo play by Karina Casiano with dance, acrobatics and original songs, with music by Bryan Wade.
La MaMa Kids: SweetBeatz Interactive Music Show
By Meredith Wright
March 1, 2014 at 11am
Chase away the winter blues and feel the rhythms of the Caribbean! Meredith is thrilled to share her love of Caribbean music through movement exploration, imaginative play, songs and games for families. Come and join her for music and movement that will have you thinking the tropics are right outside E 4th Street!