Shell Shocked Nut

December 20 - December 23, 2018

In Association with GOH Productions East Village Dance Project returns to La MaMa for its fourth year, The Shell-Shocked Nut upends the classic structure of The Nutcracker, relocates it in the East Village, and uses a cast of lively characters to explore themes of loss and recovery. Join a war veteran and a wandering child […]

Indian Market and Social 2018

December 14 - December 16, 2018

Directed and Coordinated by Kevin Tarrant & Muriel Borst Tarrant Just in time for the Holidays: the Indian Market and Social offers a unique shopping opportunity for visitors to purchase traditional and contemporary works—including silver and semi-precious jewelry, ceramics, fine apparel, handwoven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls, paintings, prints, and sculpture—by some of the finest Native […]

Zombie Asian Moms

November 29 - December 09, 2018

Comedy by Kate Rigg Music by Slanty Eyed Mama Tiger Moms! Embarrassing fanny pack moms! Warrior with a wok moms!  Join iconic Amerasian duo Slanty Eyed Mama for a mashup of comedy, electric violin, punk rock spoken word and video exploring the haunting lore of Asian Mom-ness. Zombie Asian Moms is a multimedia mashup of killer electric […]

Chasing the New White Whale

November 24 - December 09, 2018

Written by Mike Gorman Directed by Arthur Adair In an ambitious new production—using Melville’s 19th-century monster as a metaphor for the modern plague of opioid addiction, playwright Michael Gorman explores the ruinous effects of the epidemic on the commercial fishing industry. CHASING THE NEW WHITE WHALE follows the plight of legendary New England fishing Captain […]

Food for the Gods

November 15 - November 18, 2018

Written and Directed by Nehprii Amenii Food for the Gods is a multimedia performance installation about “human value.” A three-part expression of rage, indifference, and celestial knowing. Inspired by the killings of Black men, this work uses object and puppet performance to explore dehumanization, light, invisibility and well…the magical-less-ness of it all. Photo by Theo […]


November 15 - November 18, 2018

By Théâtre d’Un Jour Directed by Patrick Masset Written as an allegory, Exodus is a multi-disciplinary performance that questions the large migration waves. Four artists from different backgrounds tell the tragic story of a migrant’s deafening silence. They tell about their dreams of freedom, washed up on the shores of a “free” country.  A moment […]

Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup

November 17 - November 18, 2018

By Wonderspark Puppets Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup is a puppet show based on the beloved PJ Library book by Pamela Mayer.  The story revolves around two grandmothers, one Jewish and one Chinese, who come up with elaborate ways to show their granddaughter that their cultural heritage (their chicken soup) is the best. The themes in […]

Everything Starts From A Dot

November 08 - November 10, 2018

Concept, Sound Design, & Visual Design by Nekaa Lab/Sachiyo Takahashi Inspired by abstract visual artists, notably Wassily Kandinsky, Alexander Calder and Otto Piene, Everything Starts from a Dot is an abstract journey of a humble dot presented through Microscopic Live Cinema-Theatre, combining video projection and the presence of moving objects on stage. The story unfolds solely […]


November 08 - November 11, 2018

Concept & Choreography by Duda Paiva & Nancy Black Directed by Nancy Black In this new solo work, renowned dancer/puppeteer Duda Paiva draws on his childhood, during which he suffered an illness that blistered his body and left him temporarily blind. His surreal path to healing involved both shamanic and western medicine. Blind transforms this […]

La MaMa Puppet Slam 2018

November 05

Curated by Jane Catherine Shaw Performances: Sub-Aquatic Suitcase Adventures by Eva Lansberry / Eva Cranky Pantz Lonely by Evolve Puppets (Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil) Nautilus Free Lossy by Connie Fu The Puppet Master by Roseanna Zerambo Stranger 2 by Jeongyun Lee Aricama Programming Ceremony by Maria Camia / Aricama Rest Hour by Jarrett Murray […]