Tuesday, January 19, 2016

88 Years of Theater: Mabou Mines + The Talking Band



This January, La MaMa will present two world premieres.  This really isn't news, many of the shows at La MaMa are world premieres.  But the two world premieres in opening in January are from companies that have worked at La MaMa for years and together, Mabou Mines (founded in 1970) and The Talking Band (founded in 1974) have 88 years for theater making between them.

First up, La MaMa presents Mobou Mines' Imagining the Imaginary Invalid.  This was a piece that was originally conceived by the late Ruth Maleczech (Mabou Mines Artistic Director) in collaboration with Julie Archer, Clove Galilee, and Valeria Vasilevski.  Imagining The Imaginary Invalid is now directed and choreographed by Clove Galilee, Ruth's daughter, and stars OBIE award winning actor Marylouise Burke.

Opening on January 22, 2016, is The Talking Band's production of Burnished By Grief – A Romantic Comedy. Written and Composed by Ellen Maddow, Burnished By Grief: A Romantic Comedy is a love letter to the chaos of cramped New York City living.

We thought we'd look back at some of the Mabou Mines and Talking Band productions over the years:

THE RED HORSE ANIMATION (1971), Mabou Mines 
Joanne Akalaitis, Ruth Maleczech and David Warrilow
photo by Amnon Ben Nomis 


 photo by Amnon Ben Nomis 


 photo by Maria Austria


photo by Maria Austria



BIG MOUTH (1985), Talking Band

 Unknown Photographer

 Photo by Jerry Vezzuso


HOT LUNCH APOSTLES (1983), Talking Band



photo by: Jerry Vezzuso


PLAY (1971), Mabou Mines
Joanne Akalaitis, David Warrilow and Ruth Maleczech
photo by Tony Kent

BETTY AND THE BLENDERS (1986), Talking Band

photo by: Jerry Vezzuso

LIFE SIMULATOR (1987), Talking Band

photo by: Jerry Vezzuso


COME AND GO (1971), Mabou Mines
photo by Amnon Ben Nomis 


Come see the newest works from these two legendary companies!



La MaMa presents
IMAGINING THE 
IMGANARY INVALID
by Mabou Mines and Trick Saddle

January 21 - February 7, 2016

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

Tickets: $30 Adults/$25 Students/Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE


La MaMa presents
BURNISHED BY GRIEF: 
A ROMANTIC COMEDY
by Talking Band

January 22 - February 7, 2016

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

Tickets: $25 Adults/$20 Students/Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE