Thursday, June 30, 2016

NY Times: Meryl Streep, Diane Lane and Others on the Legacy of Elizabeth Swados

Eric Grode did a fantastic piece on Elizabeth Swados in The New York Times in conjunction with several projects that are currently happening, including productions of Runaways and Nightclub Cantata and the posthumous publication of her novel, Walking The Dog.

Randy Ruiz and Diane Lane in the original Off Broadway production of “Runaways.” 
Credit Martha Swope/Billy Rose Theater Division, NYPL for the Performing Arts      

"Her knowledge and precision in pronunciation of the ancient Greek texts were invaluable to everyone. There were sounds involved that are not part of the English language at all. She had confidence in her gut and in the guttural!" 
- Diane Lane


" For mentors to be truly great, they need to get something out of the relationship as well. And I think she really fed off working with young people. She had the drive and the energy and the curiosity of a teenager in many ways. And unlike many of us directors who sit behind the table and ask others to do crazy [stuff], she would be the first one on her feet doing it. She was the first one to be vulnerable." 
- Trip Cullman


Elizabeth Swados in 1991. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times       

Read the full article HERE

Monday, June 27, 2016

Explore the La MaMa Archives Digital Collection



Nice write-up, in The New York Times, by Joshua Barone about the newly expanded Digital Collection of the La MaMa Archives!


"Their names read like a who’s who of the past half-century’s downtown performance scene. Among them: the playwright Sam Shepard, the composer Meredith Monk and the transgender actress and Warhol superstar Candy Darling. Early works by these artists and dozens more are coming to light Monday when La MaMa, the East Village performance space synonymous with the downtown avant-garde, releases an expanded version of its digital collections website."


Click here to read the full article.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Reviews Are In For I'M BLEEDING ALL OVER THE PLACE




"A meditation on the process of creation and the weirdness of reception...an exploration of the uncomfortable, potentially hostile gap between artist and audience." 
- Alexis Soloski, The New York Times

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"a visceral, thoughtful, compelling piece that works with the audience to create meaning. A stellar effort that is not to be missed." 
- Adrienne Sowers, The Reviews Hub

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Director Brooke O'Harra's "sly brilliance shines at every moment."

- Helen Shaw, Time Out New York
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La MaMa presents

I'M BLEEDING ALL 

OVER THE PLACE: 

A LIVING HISTORY TOUR

written text by Brooke O’Harra and Casey Llewellyn
with Erin CourtneyKristen Kosmas and Heidi Schreck 
Original music by Brendan Connelly
Performed by Becca Blackwell, Jane Bradley, Hye Young Chyun, Sharon Hayes, Laryssa Husiak, Anna Kohler, Zave Martohardjono, Greg Merhten, Alexander Paris, and Tanya Selvaratnam

June 16 - June 26, 2016 
Click Here for exact tour schedules

Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: Adult: $25; Student & Seniors: $20

For Tickets & Info: CLICK HERE

Friday, June 17, 2016

La MaMa's Coffeehouse Chronicles

History told by the people who made it!


As the 54th season draws to a close, we look back at La MaMa's Coffeehouse Chronicles.  

Stay tuned for our announcement about La MaMa's 55th Season!


Series Director: Michal Gamily
Educational Outreach: Arthur Adair

Thursday, June 16, 2016

First Look: I'M BLEEDING ALL OVER THE PLACE









La MaMa presents

I'M BLEEDING 
ALL OVER 
THE PLACE: 
A LIVING HISTORY TOUR

written text by Brooke O’Harra and Casey Llewellyn
with Erin Courtney, Kristen Kosmas and Heidi Schreck 
Original music by Brendan Connelly
Performed by Becca Blackwell, Jane Bradley, Hye Young Chyun, Sharon Hayes, Laryssa Husiak, Anna Kohler, Zave Martohardjono, Greg Merhten, Alexander Paris, and Tanya Selvaratnam

June 16 - June 26, 2016 
Click Here for exact tour schedules

Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: Adult: $25; Student & Seniors: $20

For Tickets & Info: CLICK HERE