Thursday, December 12, 2013

La MaMa 2014 Winter Preview

LaMaMa has a huge winter lined up, so break out the hats and gloves and scarves and get down to East 4th Street and see what's happening @ La MaMa!


The Shell--Shocked Nut
January 3 – January 5, 2014
Ellen Stewart Theatre

Conceived and directed by Martha Tornay, this production sets its Nutcracker in the East Village. The choreographers are Tornay, Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski, Dante Brown, Hilary McDaniel-Douglas and Naomi Goldberg-Haas; performers are the youth performers (ages 4–19) of East Village Dance Project and 25 guest professionals.

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La MaMa's Squirts: 
New Voices in Queer Performance
January 3 – January 12, 2014
The Club

For two weeks, curator and host Dan Fishback rallies the brashest new voices of the queer stage for a peak into the future of underground, revolutionary queer art-making. Ranging from drag and cabaret to spoken word and theater, each of these young artists take cues from their predecessors while reinventing their forms through the singular weirdness of their own individual visions. Each night of SQUIRTS will also feature a guest legend – an established icon of the queer performance world. Join multiple generations of queer performers as we celebrate the legacy of downtown theatrics and the precocious audacity of the millennial mind.

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El Año en Que Nací
(Under the Radar Festival)
Co-presented by The Public Theater’s 
Under the Radar Festival and La MaMa
January 8 – January 13, 2014
Ellen Stewart Theatre

With the youthful energy of a new generation, and bolstered by original live music, eleven Chileans born under Pinochet’s dictatorship take to the stage to reconcile a collective history. Somewhere between stunt doubles and historians, they don their parents’ clothes and reconstruct their past from photos, letters, and recordings in this raw and honest act of storytelling.

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Black Out
(Under the Radar Festival)
January 9 – January 12, 2014
Ellen Stewart Theatre

Evoking a strong sense of unexpected loss, Black Out examines the fragility of existence as well as the serendipity of life. We watch, from above, as thousands of black granulated fragments transform the dancers’ world into a moving, pictorial composition, that jars as it shifts in response to the light, sound, and movement. A work that contemplates the randomness of mortality in a world of genocide, disease, epidemics, and senseless violence.

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Ruff
January 9 – January 26, 2014
La MaMa First Floor Theatre

Peggy Shaw had a stroke in 2011 and in her latest solo, Ruff, guided by longtime collaborator Lois Weaver, Shaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the joy—and necessity—of creating new work. RUFF is a tribute to those who have kept her company these 69 years, a lament for the absence of those who disappeared into the dark holes left behind by the stroke and a celebration that her brain is able to fill the blank green screens with new insights and images. It is also an opportunity to share these with her favorite confidants – the audience.

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Shane Shane
January 17 – January 19, 2014
The Club

Shane Shane, the most radical queer performer you’d ever want to introduce to your Grandma, brings his body-positive, confrontational mania to the La MaMa Stage. An evening of original songs, video art, cabaret, and comedy featuring some of New York’s most eclectic performers as special guests.

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The Wong Kids In 
The Secret Of The Space 
Chupacabra Go!
January 23 – February 16, 2014
Ellen Stewart Theatre

Violet and Bruce Wong just don’t fit in with the other Earth kids. Sure, they have super powers, they’re just not very good ones. But when an evil beast called the Space Chupacabra appears, intent on universal destruction, The Wong Kids must travel to outer space in order to stop it… if they can only stop bickering. Using a mix of action-driven storytelling, puppetry, and visual magic, THE WONG KIDS transports its audience into the far reaches of the galaxy in this Ma-Yi Theater Company production!

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Bum Phillips 
All-American Opera
March 13 – March 30, 2014
Ellen Stewart Theatre

This world premiere opera by Monk Parrots celebrates the improbable life of Bum Phillips, a National Football League legend and American icon. Inspired by Phillips’ motivational skills and homespun principles, this epic portrait of Bum Phillips pushes the boundaries of where and for whom opera is staged.

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Rumore di acque 
(Noise in the Waters)
January 30 – February 16, 2014
La MaMa First Floor Theatre

Written and directed by Marco Martinelli and performed by
Alessandro Renda, Teatro delle Albe's Rumore di acque is a grotesque and nightmarish poem on the tragedy of migrants set on a volcanic islet in the strip of sea between Europe and Africa that has been the scene of a devastating tragedy for the past fifteen years. This intense performance will grab you and won’t let you go till the end.

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Capt. John Smith 
Goes to Ukraine
February 27 – March 16, 2014
La MaMa First Floor Theatre

Based on Smith’s own writing, Yara Arts Group's Captain John Smith Goes to Ukraine is about his adventures fighting in the Turkish wars in Eastern Europe before he came to America. The music includes traditional Ukrainian epic songs known as “dumas” and wild new songs written by Susan Hwang which she performs accompanying herself on the accordion, as well as over the top love poetry by Bob Holman.

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What I learned 
from a decade of fear
March 20 – March 23, 2014
La MaMa First Floor Theatre

How incriminating is an average life?  Toronto based company, Aluna Theatre, uses security technology as a storytelling medium, to explore our need to change the world in order to preserve it.

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La MaMa 10 @ $10 Tickets available for all performances on a first come first served basis, in advance only via web, phone or box office.  Not available day of show.