Experiments 18: Tricks

April 30

By Michael Shayan Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome to the world-famous Hollywood Magic Castle! Cortez, our resident star-diva, will do anything to stay in the spotlight. Dee and Donya – the shady, kiki’ing, quick changing duet – have had it with Cortez’s shenanigans. Flip them over because they’re done. They’d like their turn at fame, but the […]

Estrogenius Festival: Veiled Reflections

March 20

By Movement of the People La MaMa Hosts for One Night Only ESTROGENIUS produced by Manhattan Theatre Source and Frigid NYC The collaborative choreography of Veiled Reflections explores the secrets people hold and carry. It investigates how secrets shape the ways we move through our lives, view ourselves and each other. Experience  how secrets can be […]

Experiments 18: The Old Man & C

January 22

Based on a story by Sheila Finch Written for the stage by Jason Trucco & David Jager Music by Carlos Alomar Directed by Jason Trucco What if a Swiss patent office employee quit his job to become a professional musician? COMPANY Victor Attar | Geula Jeffet-Attar | Maura Nguyen Donohue Jet Yung | Matt Nasser […]

La MaMa Umbria Playwright Retreat Alumni Readings

January 18 - January 20, 2018

La MaMa Umbria Playwright Retreat Alumni Readings 2018 Umbria Program Directors: David Diamond and Adriana Garbagnati 2017 Playwright Retreat Master Artist: Erik Ehn Don’t miss readings of new plays by playwrights who honed their craft at the La MaMa Umbria International Playwright Retreats (2017). Meet extraordinary writers from around the world. Each evening, you will […]

La MaMa Family Show

December 20 - December 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 – 7pm – 9pm A no-holds-barred, salon-style group show! Artists and staff from throughout the institution’s 56 year-history exhibit their work in the annual La MaMa family show. With artists from across generations, and art in every medium, the exhibition is a vibrant celebration of La MaMa’s spirit and […]


December 08 - December 09, 2017

Bang, Bang, Gun Amok is a 24-hour “performance filibuster” dedicated to gun culture in the USA. Initiated by performance artist and activist George Emilio Sanchez, Bang, Bang, Gun Amok will create a space for a community of creators to educate and express how the issue of gun violence is based in a history of institutionalized violence. Artists, activists, […]

Poetry Electric: Wriotings on the Wall

December 12

Curated by William Electric Black Hosted by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright An evening of Righteousness with Mr. Wright In conjunction with Live Mag! Issue #14 Featuring Readings and Performances by Darryl Alladice, Akeem Duncan, Cliff Fyman, Barbara Henning, Jennifer Juneau, Annabel Lee, and Ilka Scobie With art by Luigi Cazzaniga  Plus very Special Guest Stars SHARON MESMER and […]

Experiments 18: Pearl

November 13

Written by Sonhara Eastman Directed by LA Williams Set in North Carolina at the start of the twentieth century when a young bi-racial woman realizes both her sex and race are against her as she tries to save the land left to her mother by the white father she’s never met. Cast Pearl Gabrielle Archer […]

La MaMa Partners and Collaborators

Community, Educational and Presenting Partners include: Alaska Native Heritage Center Anchorage, Alaska The American Indian Community Center New York, NY Manhattan’s Community Board 3 New York, NY Fourth Arts Block (FAB) New York, NY California Institute of Technology (CalTech) Pasadena, CA Center Stage US Boston, MA Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) Amsterdam, Netherlands The Clarice […]