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.
Neil LaBute and Marco Calvani reunite once again for the unique, international collaboration that is ADA: Author Directing Author. This year’s theme is desire and each author will direct the other playwright’s work centered around this most primal of emotions.
Liz Swados’ mission is to create engaging theater that is deeply connected to kids’ thoughts and feelings. Through exercises and improvisation, a group of children will come together to form an ensemble.
by Christian De Gre & R. Patrick Alberty / Mind The Arts Entertainment. A world premiere, multi-media performance exploring the evolution of an idea as it journeys from art form to art form.
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.