La MaMa Blogs: This Week @ The Club: The Return of M. Lamar!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

This Week @ The Club: The Return of M. Lamar!

M. Lamar's Surveillance Punishment and the Black Psyche returns to The Club @ La MaMa this week for 3 performances only! 

Out of the constant violent and sexualized surveillance of the black male body, plantation overseer, the NBA, stop and frisk, prisons etc emerge M. Lamar’s new music theater piece for countertenor and piano Surveillance Punishment and the Black Psyche

Utilizing multiple live and prerecorded camera feeds, this plantation fantasy explores surveillance from the point of view of a black man condemned to death for the murder of his male overseer with whom he has fallen in love. Surveillance plunges the deepest darkest depths of interracial desire and an our interracial culture from the watch tower to the to the psyche of the black man being watched. 

Listen to David Garland's interview 
with M. Lamar from WNYC: HERE 

La MaMa presents 
Surveillance Punishment 
and the Black Psyche 
by M. Lamar 

January 24 – January 26, 2014 

Friday - Saturday at 10pm; Sunday at 5:30pm 

Tickets: $18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors; a limited number of $10 tickets are available, in advance, as part of La MaMa's 10 @ $10 ticketing initiative. Not available day of show. 

For Info and Tickets: Click Here

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