Reflections of Native Voices 2019

January 08 - January 09, 2019

Presented by La MaMa’s Indigenous Initiative, Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective, in Partnership with First Nations Dialogues, and Global First Nations Performance Network Curated by Murielle Borst-Tarrant (Kuna, Rappahanock) An informal reading of plays by First Nations artists, including the legendary Spiderwoman Theater, led by Muriel Miguel and Gloria Miguel of the Kuna and Rappahannock Nations; […]


January 09 - January 11, 2019

U.S. Premiere By Daina Ashbee Presented by La MaMa and American Realness In Partnership with First Nations Dialogues, Global First Nations Performance Network and Consulate General Of Canada in New York Serpentine vibrates the essence of Daina Ashbee’s dark and feminine choreographic practice. Exploring the occupation of space, time and attention, the cathartic work is based […]

Christmas in Nickyland

December 21

Just in time for the holidays, La MaMa presents Nicky Paraiso as the master of ceremonies for the ultimate holiday cabaret at La MaMa. There will be a holy host of characters singing, dancing, gender-bending, and merry making, all to get you into the East Village spirit of the season. Cover Photo by James Gavin With […]

Experiments 19: Voyages

December 17

Written by Lonely Christopher Directed by Alexandra Zelman-Doring Voyages, the new play by Lonely Christopher, is about the short life of Modernist poet Hart Crane as he attempts to create a “mystic synthesis” of American culture in his writing while dealing with debilitating familial psychodrama and the dangers of loving men in a homophobic society. […]

Pedestrian: Trinity/La MaMa Showcase 2018

December 17

This showcase features original work by the students of the Trinity/La MaMa performing arts program, developed throughout the Fall semester. These works-in-process are an opportunity to experiment with the wide range of approaches to the creative process in the performing arts that students encounter in classes and workshops throughout their three months in New York […]

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 […]