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 […]

Theater Tech Stats

Ellen Stewart Theatre Tech Specs & Floor Plan TECHNICAL RIDER FOR THE ELLEN STEWART | Click Here | Please review, sign, and return to GROUND PLAN Vector Works versions available by request to Mark Tambella  DOWNLOAD THE FLOOR PLAN with no seating (PDF) DOWNLOAD THE FLOOR PLAN with seating (PDF) DOWNLOAD THE FLOOR PLAN […]

Summer Rental: CHANGERS, A Dance Story

September 11 - September 15, 2017

All performances are SOLD OUT! Please contact Opening Ceremony with questions at with questions La MaMa does not handle ticketing for this event Written and Directed by Spike Jonze Starring Mia Wasikowska & Lakeith Stanfield Opening Ceremony and American Express Platinum are pleased to announce “Changers”, A Dance Story, an innovative and intimate performance written and directed by Spike Jonze. The performance explores […]

Summer Rental: Ursula Rucker’s ‘My Father’s Daughter’

October 10 - October 15, 2017

Directed by Ozzie Jones Written & Performed by Ursula Rucker Music by Tim Motzer My Father’s Daughter is written and performed by the dynamic truth-telling spoken word poet and recording artist Ursula Rucker. Inspired by her mother’s life, My Father’s Daughter tells the dramatic and powerful story of mom and daughter, as Ursula states “Her life informs mine and still does. Her […]

Sam Shepard | Nov 5, 1943 – July 27, 2017

It is with great sadness today that we learned of the passing of the great American playwright, Sam Shepard.  Sam did much of his early work at La MaMa.  In 1965 Sam’s early plays, premiered and performed by the La Mama Troupe under the direction of Tom O’Horgan, toured Europe for the first time.  Ellen […]