Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Culturebot Talks to Alexandra Beller


La MaMa Moves! 2015 may have ended, but the press keeps coming. Maura Donohue talked to Alexandra Beller about milkdreams which played The Ellen Stewart Theatre from June 11th through the 21st, 2015:

"I knew pretty early on that, done well, the work could offer a sense of transcending traditional time and space values. I always felt extremely blessed out, as if my nervous system had been reset, after watching a run. I was aware that I was asking people to view with fewer expectations, and to slow down some of their habitual ways of responding and defining what they see. Part of my goal was to create a environment in which people could really SEE the miracle of the body as it is, as we all are, rather than the pyrotechnics of what a few of us can do."

Read the full interview: HERE

Thursday, June 25, 2015

TriBeCa Trib on THIS IS MARY BROWN



Tribeca Trib's Juliet Hindel covers Winsome Brown's This Is Mary Brown, now playing through Sunday, June 28, 2015.

"The play mainly tells the story of Winsome’s charming, eccentric, troubled mother, Mary Brown or Mum as she is called throughout. The drama came to life in the writer’s Tribeca home on Hudson Street in 2014 and that is also where it was first performed. In a bid to find out how people would react to this compilation of some of the wilder stories of her mother’s life, Winsome and director Brad Rouse invited small groups made up of theatre pros and locals to see the play in her home. “It was very intimate,” she explained recently by phone, speaking in a distinctly Irish accent that her mother drilled into her during her childhood in Canada. “There were no lights and the room is pretty small,” she said. But over wine or cups of tea after the play, she discovered that many people were profoundly touched by her memoir-drama. “I think it’s because everyone has a mother,” she said."

Read the full write-up: HERE




La MaMa presents 
THIS IS 
MARY BROWN 
A new play written and performed by Winsome Brown 
Directed by Brad Rouse 

Now - 28, 2018 - Final 4 Performances!
Thursday - Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2pm 

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

TICKETS: $18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors

Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Video Preview: American Mill #2

Check out these previews of Pioneers Go East Collective's AMERICAN MILL #2, performing this week only at La MaMa Galleria:










La MaMa presents
AMERICAN MILL #2
(Lint Head)

by Pioneers Go East Collective

June 25 - June 28, 2015
Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday 1 to 7pm
Box Office opens at 7PM with gallery viewing
Performances: Thursday - Saturday at 7:30pm

La MaMa Galleria

47 Great Jones Street 

(between Bowery and Lafayette Street) 

New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $15; ten tickets priced at $10 each are available for every performance, while they last, pre-sale only.

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE



Monday, June 22, 2015

U.S. VISA SYSTEM MELTDOWN FORCES CANCELLATION OF "BOTOX ANGELS" AT LA MAMA














NEW YORK, June 22 -- La MaMa Experimental Theater is now one victim of the widely-reported chaos for business travelers, agricultural workers and international performers as an ongoing computer glitch has halted the application process for US visas.

The inability to obtain visas for the actors and crew of Dutch theater troupe Dood Pard has forced the cancellation of "Botox Angels," which was to be presented by La MaMa Experimental Theater Club from June 26 to 28 in its Ellen Stewart Theater, 66 East 4th Street.


Written by Rob de Graaf, translated into English by Paul Evans, the play was to be performed by Ellen Goemans, Janneke Remmers and Manja Topper,all from Holland, in its American premiere, which was to coincide with Gay Pride Weekend.  In the piece, three clownish lesbian characters negotiate shifting power relationships, play dressup games and crosswords about men, philosophy versus banality and emotion versus rationality.


Thousands of European travelers have had to scrap flights to America following an ongoing computer meltdown that has halted all visa applications. Since at least June 15, the State Department computer system for visa processing has been crippled by a hardware failure, causing worldwide delays. It will be at least another week before the problem is resolved, according to official sources, who deny that it is the result of a cyber-attack.


ABOUT "BOTOX ANGELS":http://www.jsnyc.com/season/botox.htm

M
ORE INFO:
Chaos for Business, Travelers, & Musicians as US Visa Meltdown Halts All Applications

Glitch in Visa System Leaves People Stranded

No End In Sight to State Department Visa Processing Delays

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Korean Cultural Service's Opportunity For Artists


The Korean Cultural Service New York presents an opportunity for talented performers/performing arts organizations to present their works in New York City through the 2015-2016 Open Stage public contest. Selected performers/performing arts organizations will have the chance to co-host the event and to be featured in one performing arts series at the Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Service New York, at the Theatre of the Flushing Town Hall, or at the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club during the 2015-2016 season.   La MaMa will host the selected dance performances as part of the 2016 La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival.

Deadline for submission is 5PM, July 10 (Friday), 2015.  Forms and full details are on the The Korean Cultural Service New York's website: HERE