La Galleria | Bilennials: Coletti and Quint

November 13

A Free Reading Event Bilennials grew up in the pre-digital world and adapted to 21st century technology as adults. Their art is the offspring of the cultural identities of both millennia. The Bilennials play reading event presented by La Mama Galleria features a pair of writers selected to compliment the current art exhibition which serves […]

Poetry Electric: Lower East Side Girls Club

December 10

THIS IS AN EVENING YOU CAN’T MISS. THE YOUTH HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY SO COME OUT AND HEAR IT.  The Lower Eastside Girls Club brings an evening of poems, spoken word, and stories written and presented by the amazing members of the LES Girls Club. Let them take you on a journey of the issues they face and embrace. Gun […]

Artist Talk with Marco Martinelli

December 13

Italian Playwrights Project Second edition 2017/2018 Curated by Valeria Orani – Umanism NYC and Frank Hentschker – Martin E. Segal Theatre Center / Graduate Center CUNY La MaMa Presents Teatro delle Albe: Artist Talk with the author Marco Martinelli conversation moderated by Frank Hentschker and Valeria Orani reading from Martinelli’s “Rumore di acque” (Noise in the […]


October 25 - October 26, 2018

World Premiere Part of Spill Festival Revue is a choreographed, repeated routine performed naked, for 24 hours set to Cab Calloway’s popular cotton club track, ‘Pickin’ Up The Cabbage’. Revue will be filtered digitally through institutions in cities throughout the world where Josephine Baker performed, and then back into the public domain. The performance is […]

Poetry Electric: Freedom Writers

December 03

Celebrating Live Mag! #15 MC: Publisher and Editor Jeffrey Cyphers Wright The Underground Rises Up! Join your comrades in this downtown style evening where Boho beauty meets the the pioneers of urban panache. Find revolution in the elocution—at the junction of poetry, music, art, and performance, in this super mix of literary legends and must-see […]

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January 06 - January 12, 2019

Co-presented with La MaMa Part of the Prototype Festival, a co-production of Beth Morrison Projects and HERE in association with Trinity Church Wall Street Locked away in a sterile room, a sickly child, Bibi, and her doting mother, Lumee, are each other’s sole protectors from the unknown. When a mysterious illness lurking outside their door leaves Bibi […]

La MaMa Umbria: International Playwright Retreat

August 18 - August 28, 2019

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE 2019: Lisa Kron Applications Closed LISA KRON wrote book and lyrics for the 2015 Tony Award winning Fun Home. Other plays include In The Wake, Well, and the Obie Award winning 2.5 Minute Ride.  Acting credits include Well (Tony nom.- Best Actress) and Good Person of Szechuan (Lortel Award-Outstanding Featured Actress).  Guggenheim, Sundance and MacDowell fellowships, Doris Duke Performing Artists Award, Cal Arts/Alpert Award, a Helen Merrill […]

Call to Action!

October 26 - October 28, 2018

LET’S SEND A MESSAGE.  Historic, deeply important  midterm elections are right around the corner. Iconoclastic performance artist Karen Finley headlines a stellar lineup  of artists to inspire and activate the downtown community with a “Call to Action” weekend, anchored around her latest protest piece.  WEEKEND SCHEDULE: Friday, October 26th | Soapbox: Speak Up, Speak Out featuring Pamela Sneed, Adrienne […]

La MaMa Umbria: International Symposium for Directors

July 17 - August 16, 2019

For the 20th year of the Directors’ Symposium, July 17 – August 16, 2019, La MaMa Umbria is offering unique opportunities to learn from the world’s finest directors, designers and theatre-makers. Please join us. Keep an eye on this page for continuing updates on visiting artists, workshops and other events. Support for East African Directors’ […]

Poetry Electric: Keepers of the Flame

October 22

“…we predicate our hopes and dreams towards survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action.” -Audre Lorde In these treacherous times, poetry is now more necessary than ever. We need both the revolutionary and the visionary, the pragmatist and the dreamer. Join us as these diverse New York […]