Ich kann nicht anders

January 16 - January 19, 2020

Conceived & Directed By Beton Ltd. Music by Dead Tongues Performed in English Ich kann nicht anders is fifth performance of the collective Beton Ltd.. It is an arena where the audience peek like voyeurs into selected intimate moments of three people. Their relationship is fluid, their roles are ephemeral, their words are something we would […]


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

The Trojan Women directed by Andrei Serban with artists from The Trojan Women Project in Cambodia, Guatemala and Kosovo and La MaMa’s Great Jones Repertory Company THE TROJAN WOMEN PROJECT FESTIVAL celebrates the centennial of La MaMa’s  founder, Ellen Stewart, the 45th anniversary of the The Trojan Women and 5 years of The Trojan Women […]

Philip Glass: Days and Nights Festival

*** Unfortunately, the Days and Nights Festival had to be postponed.  Please check back for rescheduling information *** The Days and Nights Festival began in 2011 in Big Sur, California and is the premier program of the Philip Glass Center. The festival is designed to encompass and nurture the arts by developing and presenting performances […]

Indian Market and Social

December 06 - 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, we can […]

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 resurrection […]

La MaMa Puppet Slam: October 2019

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 This musically-driven queer fantasia on masculinity and war lays bare the xenophobic heart of modern-day patriotism. With archaic military text, songs from the father of Polish opera, and absurd physical performances, Cezary Goes to War […]

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 […]