December 19 - December 22, 2019

By Yara Arts Group & Nova Opera Libretto Conceived, Composed & Directed by Virlana Tkacz Music & Libretto Composed by Roman Grygoriv & Illia Razumeiko Workers prepare their powerful commodity, a futuristic gas that has become the only source of energy for the entire industrial world. They glimpsed, but refuse to see the looming problem. […]

The Trojan Women Project Festival

December 05 - December 15, 2019

Directed by Andrei Serban with Great Jones Repertory Company The Trojan Women Project Festival features a newly reimagined version of La MaMa’s groundbreaking The Trojan Women, directed by Andrei Serban, with the Great Jones Repertory Company and artists from The Trojan Women Project’s work in Guatemala, Cambodia and Kosovo. The two-week festival includes workshops, panel […]

Philip Glass: Days and Nights Festival

November 13 - November 17, 2019

Philip Glass’ Days and Nights Festival features performances and workshops that incorporate music, theatre, dance, poetry, and film to examine science and our environment. Festival offerings in New York City include: a tribute to playwright María Irene Fornés, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis; new theatre piece Club Diamond; and spoken word performances by Jerry Quickley and […]

Indian Market and Social

December 05 - December 08, 2019

Coordinated by La MaMa Indigenous Initiative & Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective Director Safe Harbors: Muriel Borst Tarrant (Kuna/ Rappahannock Nations) Indian Market Managing Director/Coordinator: Kevin Tarrant (Hopi/ Hochunk Nations) 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 […]

Christmas in Nickyland

December 22

La MaMa presents Nicky Paraiso as the master of ceremonies for the ultimate holiday cabaret at La MaMa. What does it mean to come together and celebrate during this particular holiday season? 2019 has been a tumultuous year in our national politics and in society-at-large. As a community of individuals of many beliefs and backgrounds, […]

You Are Under Our Space Control

January 23 - February 02, 2020

World Premiere By Object Collection Written & Directed by Kara Feely Composed by Travis Just You Are Under Our Space Control is firebrand US group Object Collection’s inimitable return: a utopian space-opera, a homing signal cast into an empty universe, a beacon for an aesthetically radical future. Drawing on space travel, transhumanism, astronautics and the […]

La MaMa Puppet Slam

October 25 - October 27, 2019

Curated by Jane Catherine Shaw Dear Artists! The 2019 La MaMa Puppet Slam presents short works of genius! These condensed works of puppetry are original, compelling, brilliant, witty, tragic, funny, stunning,startling, ironic, exotic, political, lyrical, musical, beautiful, intellectual, experimental, wild…. and always demonstrate genius in a matter of minutes!   Performances on October 25, 26 […]

Cezary Goes to War

January 16 - January 19, 2020

US Premiere La MaMa Presents in association with the Polish Cultural Institute and Komuna//Warszawa Directed by Cezary Tomaszewski By Komuna//Warszawa The director’s biography, written for four actors and a pianist, becomes a pretext to redefine the existing concepts and create the artist’s own queer fantasy system. The performance, in which Nijinsky’s Afternoon of the Faun […]

Where Are We Now

December 11 - December 21, 2019

US Premiere Conceived & Performed by Sven Ratzke Directed by Dirk Groeneveld Grand Piano by Christian Pabst Press and audience agree: no other artist comes as close to David Bowie as Sven Ratzke. In an intimate setting of only piano and voice, Ratzke unravels the songs of the master in all their beauty and pureness, and takes you to […]

The Dark Star From Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker

November 21 - December 01, 2019

World Premiere Book by Glynn Borders Music and Lyrics by Mario E. Sprouse The Dark Star From Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker follows the journey of 19-year-old Josephine Baker, from her arrival in Paris in 1925, as a company member of La Revue Negre, to her rise to stardom in Europe. Josephine is […]