La MaMa Blogs: August 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

CULTUREBOT: James Bayard’s Adventures in Street Art

Culturebot looks at the street art project component of the upcoming La MaMa presentation of I Came to Look for You on Tuesday:
In conjunction with Chiori Miyagawa’s play I Came to Look for You on Tuesday, which will premiere at La Mama, E.T.C. in September 2013, Bayard designed and printed six different poster-sized works. They are going up, guerrilla-style, in four different locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn at roughly two-week intervals all summer. The text on each image is taken from the play or from salons Miyagawa held last spring, where each participant told a personal story of reunion.

I Came to Look 
for You on Tuesday

September 26 – October 13, 2013

Written by Chiori Miyagawa
Directed by Alice Reagan

Told in fragments, Chiori Miyagawa’s emotionally raw new play I Came to Look for You on Tuesday traces the journeys of twenty characters that lose someone following natural disaster or war. For Maia, reunion with her mother, who was swept away by the tsunami, is impossible. She seeks her mother’s spirit by swimming across the largest lake in the world. A Re/Union Company Production

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Time Out New York picks THE GOD PROJEKT as one of their 20 Shows to See This Fall

David Cote and Adam Feldman of Time Out New York pick 20 shows to be seen this fall both on Broadway and Off. We are honored that Kevin Augustine's The God Projekt is among their list.

Kevin Augustine / The God Projekt
"The God Projekt 
Kevin Augustine, the mad genius behind 2008's Bride, returns with another mash-up of gruesome puppets and theological fantasy. This new work imagines the Supreme Being as a ghoulish Beckettian wraith trying to maintain order in his celestial office. Expect borscht belt routines alongside gory puppetry."

You can read the full list HERE.

Kevin Augustine's The God Projekt is part of the La MaMa Puppet Series and will run from November 14 – November 24, 2013. Tickets are $18 for Adults; $13 for students and seniors. A limited number of $10 tickets are available as part of La MaMa's 10 @ $10 initiative.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

THE GOLEM OF HAVANA Begins Performances Tonight

La MaMa E.T.C. presents a
Columbia Stages | Theater of the Americas | Palo de Agua | production of
Book & Direction by Michel Hausmann
Music by Salomon Lerner
Lyrics by Len Schiff

August 28 – September 8, 2013

The Golem of Havana tells the story of a Hungarian-Jewish family living in Batista’s Havana on the brink of the Cuban Revolution. When their maid’s son, a guerrilla fighter, is injured, they must choose between protecting him and guarding their fragile prosperity since emigrating to Cuba after World War II. The Golem of Havana weaves together the music and traditions of two worlds, asking questions about family, community, religion and politics.

Eva Amessé*
Rheaume Crenshaw*
José Miguel Dao
Felipe Gorostiza*
Sandor Juan
Patrick Kerr*
Ronald Peet*
Alfonso Rey
Yelena Shmulenson*
Liba Vaynberg*

(*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity.)

Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 E 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

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Slawomir Mrozek, a Leading Polish Playwright, Dies at 83

The New York Times is reporting the death of Polish playwright Slawomir Mrozek at his home, in exile, in Nice, France.
"Periodically banned in Poland, Mr. Mrozek’s plays were staged in cities around the world, including New York, where [he] was produced several times Off Broadway and at the La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in the East Village.
Reviewing a double bill of “Striptease” and “Out at Sea” at La MaMa in The New York Times in 2004, Margo Jefferson wrote: “Every culture needs to think about language and power. These plays have a lot to teach us.”  

Read the full article HERE.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Playbill covers La MaMa's 2013 Fall Season

Carey Purcell reports on our Fall 2013 Season as well as our new 10 @ $10 ticket initiative.

"La MaMa has announced its fall 2013 season as well as a new, inexpensive ticketing program.

Under the artistic direction of Mia Yoo, the season will feature puppetry and performance art, including Lee Breuer, Dario D’Ambrosi, Pascal Rambert, Maureen Fleming, Dan Fishback and Max Steele. Some of the works revisit classic literature, address the aftermath of natural disasters and contemplate world economics."

Read the full article HERE.

NY Times on La MaMa's Fall Season

Erik Pipenburg covers La MaMa's Fall Season for The New York Times...
An adaptation of the Flann O’Brien novel “The Third Policeman” and new works from the director Irina Brook and the playwright Chiori Miyagawa are part of the fall season at La MaMa, the downtown theater company announced on Tuesday. 
The season begins with Ms. Brook’s production of “Shakespeare’s Sister (or La Vie Matérielle)” (Sept. 20 to Oct. 6), an adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s “Room of One’s Own” and Marguerite Duras’s “La Vie Matérielle.” The piece is set at a fantasy dinner party where five women prepare food, sing and dance, and features the Obie-winning actress Winsome Brown as Woolf and the former French Vogue editor Joan Juliet Buck as Duras.
Read the full article HERE.