Our 55th season celebrates the creative and collective histories of La MaMa's local and global communities. La MaMa was born from a need within a small community of artists for an artistic home where they could create and voice their struggles and triumphs through art. Over the years, this community grew to include artists based in different parts of the United States, Europe, Asia, Oceania, South America and Africa.
Today, these long-term relationships have taken on a new life. New pathways in performance and technology can now connect the myriad experiences, politics, conflicts, aesthetics, intimacies, and dreams of people and communities participating in an increasingly globalized world. Our season programming explores the different connections between our local and global communities and how, in a world with changing modes of communication, these connections sustain and even thrive.
In bringing together different people from different places, my hope is that our 55th season could perhaps create a theatre of peoples, of the languages and maps and stories with which we build and inhabit shared worlds.