Internationally renowned director Karin Coonrod and Obie-award winning composer Elizabeth Swados bring their significant craft, daring, and imagination to Shakespeare’s The Tempest, in a world-premiere music-theatre production at La MaMa. Featuring a diverse, intergenerational cast, including veteran film and television actor Reg E. Cathey as Prospero and Joseph Harrington, 14-year-old star of Broadway’s Billy Elliot, as Ariel.
In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Selma Voting March, award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux brings to life the often forgotten stories of Viola Liuzzo, white civil rights activist, and Tommy Rowe, FBI informant, undercover with the Ku Klux Klan. Ms. Hedges plays both roles.
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.
Three diverse, international productions of William Shakepeare’s THE TEMPEST (U.S. – Korea – Italy). These productions form the centerpiece of our LA MAMA EARTH season. In announcing the season, Artistic Director Mia Yoo stated the LA MAMA EARTH theme materialized as a result of the up-close and personal impact of Hurricane Sandy on individuals and communities.
This solo exhibition culls its title from a Paul Klee print that was once in the collection of the philosopher and writer Walter Benjamin.