Thursday, October 16, 2014

Video Preview: Neil LaBute & Marco Calvani on AdA

Neil LaBute & Marco Calvani introduce AdA (Author directing Author) from La MaMa on Vimeo

Playwright/Directors Neil LaBute & Marco Calvani discuss the second edition of AdA: Author directing Author which begins performances tonight at The First Floor Theatre @ La MaMa.

HAPPY HOUR
by Neil LaBute
directed by Marco Calvani
with Chris Henry Coffey and Jennifer Mudge



THE SECOND TIME
by Marco Calvani
directed by Neil LaBute
with Phil Burke and Meredith Forlenza.
translated by Bing Taylor

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La MaMa presents

AdA:

Author directing Author 

Second Edition

written and directed 
by Neil LaBute and Marco Calvani
and Marco Calvani and Neil LaBute

October 16 - November 2, 2014 

The First Floor Theater
74A East 4th Street 

(Between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors. Ten tickets priced at $10 each are available for every performance, in advance only via web, phone or at the box office. Not available day of show. 

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Video Preview: The Dream Vault Cycle


Mind The Art premiere's its newest work, THE DREAM VAULT CYCLE on October 24th at The Club @ La MaMa. It looks like a true Gesamtkunstwerk to us!

La MaMa presents
THE 
DREAM 
VAULT 
CYCLE
by Mind The Art Entertainment
Conceived & Directed by Christian De Gré & R. Patrick Alberty

October 24, 2014 - November 2, 2014
Friday and Saturday @ 10pm; Sunday @ 6pm

The Club @ La MaMa
74A East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors; 10@$10 tickets available for all performances, in advance only (Ten tickets priced at $10 each - first come first served.)

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Monday, October 13, 2014

Look what the critics are saying about TEMPEST!


"The enchantment begins immediately, with a storm-tossed 
shipwreck made of shouted voices, a haze of fog and a speckled, 
celestial light cast by a giant metal orb. Pocked with holes, 
it’s lit from within, swaying like the wild sea...a beautiful production."
- Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times




"Coonrod and Swados have a talent for aural storytelling that 
must be experienced firsthand to be believed." 
- Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania



" ...a visual and aural feast, blending bold symbolism, stylized movements, 
athletic dancing, and ethereal-sounding music... 
it will speak cogently to New Yorkers who all too well 
remember the real-life devastations of Hurricane Sandy" 
- Deirdre Donovan, Curtain Up



"Rough magic? Reg E. Cathey has it. 
His long, lined face and gravelly voice suggest effortless 
power and allure. It’s both brilliant and obvious that he 
should play the sorcerer Prospero in Karin Coonrod's 'Tempest'."  
The New Yorker

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La MaMa presents

TEMPEST

directed by Karin Coonrod
music composed by Elizabeth Swados 

October 2nd - November 2nd, 2014

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

Tickets: $40 Adults; $30 Students/Seniors

See all three Tempest productions this fall for only $75  
Click Here for TEMPEST 3 Packages.

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Premiering This Week: AdA: Author Directing Author


The premiere of two new plays by Neil LaBute and Marco Calvani happens at The First Floor Theater @ La MaMa this week - AdA: Author directing author - Second Edition.  Neil LaBute will direct Marco Calvani's play - and vice versa!


HAPPY HOUR
by Neil LaBute
directed by Marco Calvani
with Chris Henry Coffey and Jennifer Mudge



THE SECOND TIME
by Marco Calvani
directed by Neil LaBute
with Phil Burke and Meredith Forlenza.
translated by Bing Taylor

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La MaMa presents

AdA:

Author directing Author 

Second Edition
written and directed 
by Neil LaBute and Marco Calvani
and Marco Calvani and Neil LaBute

October 16 - November 2, 2014 

The First Floor Theater
74A East 4th Street 

(Between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors. Ten tickets priced at $10 each are available for every performance, in advance only via web, phone or at the box office. Not available day of show. 

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Special Event: From Revenge to Reconciliation: Lessons from Shakespeare’s Tempest



In conjunction with The American Bar Association's Mediation Week, La MaMa is hosting a post show discussion entitled: From Revenge to Reconciliation: Lessons from Shakespeare’s Tempest.

Immediately following the October 19th, 4pm performance, there will be a post-performance reception with panel commentary and Q&A with attorney/mediators Peter V. Arcese (of PVA Counsel) and Thom K. Chu, director Karin Coonrod, and featured cast members. 


The panel will discuss how both mediation and theatre skillfully manage the dynamics of power and conflict to create the conditions for resolution and transformation. Themes will include the voluntary nature of mediation and freedom from reactive behaviors, the safety of a collaborative environment in experiencing conflict, the links between empathy, imagination, recognition, and empowerment.


This diverse panel of seasoned collaborative professionals (female, male, younger, older, Asian-American, and African-American) will share stories and experiences gained through dealing with conflict in the arts, in families, and in commerce. The panel presentation will link how the onstage representation of conflict can create an awareness of alternative dispute resolution processes. The panel will show how the collaboration between audience and actor, just as between parties and mediator, can create outcomes that reflect our deep human values.

From Revenge to Reconciliation: 
Lessons from Shakespeare’s Tempest
with attorney/mediators Peter V. Arcese (of PVA Counsel) and Thom K. Chu, director Karin Coonrod, and featured cast members

October 19th, immediately following 
the 4pm performance of
TEMPEST
directed by Karin Coonrod
original music by Elizabeth Swados
starring Reg E. Cathey

For tickets: CLICK HERE

TEMPEST Post-Performance Discussion


Yale University professor and author David Kastan joins TEMPEST director Karin Coonrod for a post performance discussion following the Friday, October 10th performance.

Read an interview with David: HERE and join us for a lively discussion about Shakespeare's TEMPEST on Friday, October 10th!




La MaMa presents

TEMPEST

directed by Karin Coonrod
music composed by Elizabeth Swados 

October 2nd - November 2nd, 2014

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

Tickets: $40 Adults; $30 Students/Seniors; 10@$10 Tickets are sold out!

See all three Tempest productions this fall for only $75  
Click Here for TEMPEST 3 Packages.

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Free Event: I AM HERE


Our partner CultureHub, is hosting a free event, I AM HERE, on Saturday, October 11th at 5:30pm in conjunction with La MaMa's production of Selma '65.

Eight performers from the University of South Carolina at Lancaster share their personal stories surrounding racism, violence, and loss, as they wait for their passports to be cleared at the Rome airport. In this devised piece, these remarkable students assert their identities through theater, movement, song, and text. 

Directed by Marybeth Holloway and Andrea Paciotto, with dramaturgy by Catherine Filloux, I AM HERE grew out of a year long process that linked Filloux’s play SELMA ‘65 with students from USC Lancaster. SELMA ‘65 premieres at La MaMa September 26 and runs until October 12. 

TIP: You can attend this event either immediately before the 7:30pm performance or immediately following the 2pm performance of Selma '65 this Saturday!


CultureHub/SeoulArts/La MaMa
presents

I AM HERE

Saturday, October 11th @ 5:30pm

CultureHub
47 Great Jones Street
(Between Bowery and Lafayette Street)
New York, NY 10003

Make a free reservation: HERE