LA MAMA First Floor Theater

Todays Date: 12/15/19
Last Update: 11/08/16 10:05:36 PM

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CLOVER: A NEW EXPERIMENTAL DRAMA WRITTEN BY ERIK EHN  | Open: 12/01/16 Close: 12/16/16
A new experimental theater drama about America’s history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovéy and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.

A killer walks in a circle, finds a killer, circles the killed. Experimental writer Erik Ehn’s latest play about the violent and universal cycle of life follows the tragedy of Emmett Till and his mother that helped spur the Civil Rights Movement as well as three other stories, illustrating America’s history of violence towards those most vulnerable. Society cannot hide from any of this, from losing, moving, seeing, longing. This poetic and lyrical play creates a unique world where the victims are allowed to show the killer himself again, and again, despite…

The cast of 20 includes Francesco Andolfi, Richarda Abrams*, James Edward Becton*, Carlotta Brentan, Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin, Trevor Latez Hayes, Bob Jaffe*, Laura E. Johnston*, James B. Kennedy, Adin Lenahan, Joyce Miller,Kathleen O’Neill*, Neil Tyrone Pritchard, Gina Marie Russell, Sawyer Spielberg*, David Stallings, Ken Straus, Harold Surratt*, Perri Yaniv*, and Kayte Zhang.  *Member, Actors’ Equity Association, AEA Showcase.

PITECUS  | Open: 10/13/16 Close: 10/16/16
Pitecus (US Premiere) analyzes the relationship between man and his perversions: people with degrees, people overworked, young and desperate, in search of a chance to fill their pockets and increase their fame, multi-decorated for morality speculating on other people’s misery, people who carry on their ordinary lives, individuals who sell their own bodies in exchange for a purely materialistic well-being, beings who travel in order to enrich their exterior, superficial cultural competences. The scenic tableaux, which we consider a work of art applied to dramaturgy, they confer a figurative language to the show, mixing colors and words.

Since 1987, Flavia Mastrella and Antonio Rezza have created 13 plays performed by Rezza. In May 2013 they were awarded the Prix Hystrio-Other Muse and in December 2013, the Special Prize in 2013 UBU.

The production features lighting design by Mattia Vigo. Stage management by Stefania Saltarelli. US management and promotion by Valeria Orani (Umanism).

An integral part of New York City’s cultural landscape, La MaMa has a worldwide reputation for producing daring work in theatre, dance, performance art, and music that defies form and transcends boundaries of language, race, and culture. Founded in 1961 by theatre pioneer and legend Ellen Stewart, La MaMa is a global organization with creative partners and dedicated audiences around the world. La MaMa presents an average of 60-70 productions annually, most of which are world premieres. To date, over 3,500 productions have been presented at La MaMa with artists from more than 70 nations.

Umanism is a company dedicated to the promotion and support of contemporary Italian culture and its professionals in New York. An open platform connecting Italy to the USA recognizing and expanding the creative potential of projects by Italian artists, supporting them in each step of the production and communication in the larger and

Studies In Puppet Form Presentation  | Open: 06/30/16 Close: 06/30/16
A group of 15 intercultural elderly people will perform their self unique written adult level short story with their handmade marionette (a puppet on strings).

Sirovich Center

331 E 12 Street

Between First and Second Avenues

Friday; June 30 @ 1:30 PM

Arrive early for 250 seats

FREE ADMISSION


About the Company: LA MAMA

 

La MaMa is a remarkable arts institution with a world-wide reputation for producing cutting-edge work in theater, dance, performance art, and music. Founded in 1961 by theater pioneer and legend, Ellen Stewart, La MaMa has produced and presented more than 3,000 theatrical productions to date and is a vital part of the fabric of cultural life in New York City and around the world.

 

La MaMa provides a supportive home for artists and takes risks on unknown work. Artists such as Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson, Philip Glass, Robert Wilson, Harvey Fierstein, Blue Man Group, David and Amy Sedaris, -and others whose names you haven't heard of yet - began their careers at La MaMa. International artists introduced to America by La MaMa include Tadeusz Kantor, Andrei Serban, Kazuo Ohno and, more recently, the acclaimed Belarus Free Theatre. La MaMa has been honored with more than 30 OBIE Awards, dozens of Drama Desk and Bessie Awards, and, in 2006, Ellen Stewart was recognized with a special TONY Award for "Excellence in the Theatre."

THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER  | Open: 10/15/15 Close: 10/31/15
In The Elephant In Every Room I Enter, using an erratic and energetic performance style (a nod to Tourette’s itself), and evocative details of his week attending the “Tourette Syndrome Association National Conference” in Washington, D.C., Gardiner Comfort shares his life as an actor with this neurological disorder and discovers, for the first time in his life, how he can be himself.