Thursday, April 23, 2015

Andrea Assaf on Eleven Reflections of September

Dan Bacalzo spoke with Andrea Assaf about her new piece, Eleven Reflections of September, a spoken word, multi-media performance on the Arab American experience, Wars on/of Terror, and “the constant, quiet rain of death amidst beauty” that each autumn brings in a post-9/11 world.

What I hope this piece does is flip the script in a way. It looks at how the people who suffer the most in any military conflict are always the women and children. Everything that we tend to see is mostly about men and the occasional female soldier that’s actually featured on the news, which is rare.

Read the full interview HERE and get your tickets now!

La MaMa presents
Written & directed by Andrea Assaf
Live music by Aida Shahghasemi & Guest Artists
Choreography created & performed by Donna Mejia

April 30 - May 17, 2015

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

Tickets: $18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors; ten tickets priced at $10 available for every performance - in advance only - while they last!

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Memorial Performance for: Tonya Gonnella Frichner

On this Earth Day 2015 we pat  tribute to Tonya Gonnella Grichner (Onondaga Nation/
Snipe Clan)!  Tonya was a great Native America attorney and global freedom fighter for indigenous peoples and mother earth!

American Indian Law Alliance
Don't Feed the Indians!
A Divine Comedy Pageant
Written and Directed by Murielle Borst-Tarrant

Wednesday April 22nd 2015

“Watch Over Me” Written and Composed 
by Henu Josephine Tarrant

Additional Writing by Performers 

Danielle Soames (Mohawk)
Kevin Tarrant (Hopi/HoChunk)
Murielle Borst Tarrant (Kuna/Rappahannock)
Henu Josephine Tarrant  (Hopi/HoChunk/Kuna/Rappahannock)
Nic Billey (Choctaw/Creek/Delaware)


The first revival of a Jim Neu play since his passing, THE FLOATONES was originally produced at La MaMa in 1995 and is back for its 20th Anniversary with a new generation of performers: Jess Barbagallo, Joshua William Gelb, Larissa Velez-Jackson and Greg Zuccolo. Directed by Catherine Galasso & Keith McDermott (Keith was one of the stars of the original production!)

La MaMa presents
by Jim Neu
directed by Catherine Galasso & Keith McDermott
with Jess Barbagallo, Joshua William Gelb, Larissa Velez-Jackson and Greg Zuccolo

May 1 - 10, 2015
Friday and Saturday @ 10pm; Sunday at 6pm

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

Tickets: $18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors; ten $10 tickets available for every performance, advance sales only, while they last!

For tickets and info: CLICK HERE

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Winner of the Tom Murrin Performance Award Announced!

Our friends at Dixon Place have announced that the 2015 Tom Murrin Performance Award winner is Monstah Black!

Monstah Black is a performing artist known for his multi-dimensional funk drenched musical creations, blurring the lines of genre & gender. Fusing his love for music, movement, fashion & visual art. He has performed at New York Live Arts, Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place, Movement Research and well as La MaMa.  

The Tom Murrin Performance Award, aka 'The Tommy' is granted to a NYC-based early career artist or company who embodies a generous artistic spirit & gift for unearthing big, meaningful ideas & is intended to provide a transformative career opportunity to its recipient.

A big congratulations to Monstah Black!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Day 9: Countdown to Trash Cuisine - Natalia Kaliada explains 'Give a Body Back'

Countdown until Belarus Free Theatre returns to La MaMa. 

Trash Cuisine runs April 25th - May 17th, 2015. Buy Tickets: HERE

Day 9: Belarus Free Theatre Co-Founder Natalia Kaliada explains the Give a Body Back protest campaign.

From Belarus Free Theatre's Website:

Belarus is the last country in Europe that has not yet abandoned the death penalty. Bodies of those executed are not returned to families. Cases of political kidnapping and murder are not investigated, and today there are 14 political prisoners in Belarusian jails, and dozens who are not rehabilitated.

Natalia Kaliada, Nicolai Khalezin, Irinia Bogdanova and Free Belarus Now staged a peaceful protest against the human rights violations in Belarus, shedding light on the hundreds of people who have “disappeared” or been executed.

Petition to end the death penalty in Belarus - CLICK BELOW: