The Dictionary of Soul

February 08 - February 09, 2019

By The Physical Guerrillas Directed by Li Ning Created by award-winning director and choreographer Li Ning,Dictionary of the Soul depicts people’s “souls” in a physical and powerful way. The piece consists of two main parts, the first part shows a desperate working course in an abstract factory with only stones, the second part is a […]

China Fringe Theater Festival

February 08 - February 16, 2019

Part of the Creative China Festival 2019 In Partnership with the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation, Beijing Fringe Festival, Shanghai Huidiji Public Psychological Care Center, and The Physical Guerrillas Creative China Festival is committed to becoming a platform to nurture innovative creators and foster in-depth collaborations between China and the US in the fields of contemporary arts and culture. CCF shares […]


May 24 - June 02, 2019

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 […]

The Floor is Lava

May 09 - May 19, 2019

Written by Alex Riad Directed by Glory Kadigan In high school, Sean was voted “Most Likely to Succeed.” Ten years later, and not where he expected to be in life, he reunites with his high-school buddies at the launch party of their friend’s hugely successful app. Set in a world consumed by social media, The […]

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival

April 26 - May 26, 2019

Curated By Nicky Paraiso The stages of La MaMa will bloom again this spring with the exquisite sights and sounds of La MaMa Moves!, our wildly popular annual festival devoted to the very best in dance from New York and around the world. Take advantage of our new flexible 3-show and 5-show subscriptions to feast […]

Bach & Bleach

June 05 - June 09, 2019

Music performance by Esther Apituley New York version Directed by Erwin Maas An empty stage, a cleaning lady from Bosnia, a vibrant band leader from Holland – two ladies locked in battle for their right to occupy the space – add seven talented band members, a wandering choir, and the power of music to overcome […]

The Fever

April 11 - April 21, 2019

Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy Is Coming The Fever By 600 HIGHWAYMEN A Co-Presentation by La MaMa, The Public Theater, and Onassis USA “A lovely, haunting meditation on human connection, and disconnection … a poetic evocation of our mostly unspoken –– and un-called upon –– dependence on one another.” – New York Times A performance built […]

The Fat Lady Sings

March 22 - April 07, 2019

By Jean Claude van Itallie Directed by David Schweizer The Fat Lady Sings is the wild, truthful play that we have all been waiting for!  The Fat Lady Sings exposes the rotting old belief systems and moth-eaten myths that have brought 2019 America to its knees. A White authoritarian evangelical family — the father eerily […]

now my hand is ready for my heart: intimate histories

March 22 - April 07, 2019

Conceived, written and performed by Nicky Paraiso Direction and Visual Design by John Jesurun In Association with Mount Tremper Arts now my hand is ready for my heart: intimate histories is the newest work from Nicky Paraiso, an award-winning 40-year veteran of the New York City performance community. In a deep exploration of an artist’s […]

55 Shades of Gay: Balkan Spring of Sexual Revolution

March 07 - March 17, 2019

By Qendra Multimedia (Kosovo) Written by Jeton Neziraj Directed by Blerta Neziraj 55 Shades of Gay: Balkan Spring of Sexual Revolution is a contemporary burlesque story about LGBTI politics in the Balkans and Europe by acclaimed Kosovar playwright Jeton Neziraj. In a historically homophobic environment, local Balkan politicians try to manipulate and deceive EU officials; […]