La MaMa Blogs: August 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Top 10 Reasons to Become an Experimental Theatre Club Member!

Top 10 Reasons to Become an Experimental Theatre Club Member!

1.  Get first access to all tickets, including La MaMa's popular 10@$10 Tickets.

2.  Get a free La MaMa T-shirt.

3.  Get a free ticket to La MaMa's 55th Season Launch Party.

4.  Get invited to member-only special events throughout the season.

5.  Get 1/2 off concessions at our shows.

6.  Get special member exchange privileges.

7.  Get the advance word on upcoming shows and events.

8.  Get free reservations for La MaMa's popular Coffeehouse Chronicles.

9.  Get special member-only offers throughout the season.

10.  Get to feel great about supporting La MaMa!

$55 Memberships in honor of La MaMa's 55th Season!

Monday, August 22, 2016

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Split Britches Elders Residency on Governors Island

Prior to opening Unexploded Ordnances at La MaMa in October, Split Britches (Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver) will be having developmental workshops of the piece on Governors Island that are open to the public.

Drop in sessions will be held Thursday through Sunday from 1pm-5pm, September 5 - 25, 2016.

And come to the premiere of Unexploded Ordnances at The Downstairs @ La MaMa, October 6 - 16, 2016.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fall 2016 La MaMa Brochure

Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre
Untitled Theatre Company #61/Lone Wolf Tribe
Zvonimir Dobrović
Split Britches
Teatro Vascell
Randolph Curtis Rand
Great Small Works
Israel Horovitz / Andrea Paciotto
Jesse Freedman
Erik Ehn / Glory Kadigan / Planet Connection
Lourds Lane
Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective
and MORE!

Monday, August 8, 2016

John Vaccaro 1929-2016

Photo from the La MaMa Archives (click to enlarge)

This morning we learned of the passing of John Vaccaro.

John was the director of The Play-House of the Ridiculous, much of whose work was produced at La MaMa. He directed work by such downtown playwrights such as Tom Murrin, Kenneth Bernard, Paul Foster, Seth Allen, Tom Eyen, Jackie Curtis, William Hoffman, Rosalyn Drexler and of course Ronald Tavel.

In the  La MaMa "2d Repertory Season" announcement in The New York Times, John was quoted as saying, "Sometimes for $150 I could do a huge musical."  

Vaccaro was an important part of the history of off-off Broadway and in recent years appeared at La MaMa's Coffeehouse Chronicles.

We will miss seeing John around the East Village.  Rest in peace.

Browse the Digital Archive on John Vaccaro!

The New York Times Obituary 

New York Times Announces La MaMa's 55th Season

"For its 55th season, La MaMa, the East Village hub of avant-garde performance, has assembled a cosmopolitan smorgasbord of more than 70 productions of plays, puppet shows and dance."

Click Here to read the full article.

Fall 2016 tickets now on sale to La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Members.  Become a Member today!

Click here to browse the Fall Season.