La MaMa Blogs: November 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017


Follies in Titus from La MaMa on Vimeo.

Follies in Titus is directed by Italy's Dario D'Ambrosi, originator of the theatrical movement called Teatro Patologico (Pathological Theater), who re-imagines Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus," retelling the bard's bloodiest and most violent work through the voices of the patients of a psychiatric hospital. The play is performed by actors from the Integrated Theater of the Emotions, an Italian university program in performing arts that he founded for people with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities.
"Follies in Titus" was influenced by the intrinsic confrontation with human violence that "Titus Andronicus" evokes in both its audience and its interpreters. This 16th century tragedy, Shakespeare's first and bloodiest, is the fictional story of Titus, a general during the late Roman Empire, who engages in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. Titus' murder of Tamora's eldest son in a ritual of war leads to the rape and mutilation of his own daughter, Lavinia. As his revenge, Titus murders Tamora's remaining sons, bakes them into pie, and serves them to her at a feast.

La MaMa presents


Directed by Dario D’Ambrosi
Original Music by Francesco Santalucia
Choir Coordination by Papaceccio
Costume Design by Raffaella Toni
Organization by Valeria Gaveglia

December 1 - 9, 2017
6 performances only!

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

Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Friday, November 17, 2017

La MaMa's History Through Posters: Panel Discussion

La MaMa's History Through Posters: Panel Discussion 

December 4, 2017 | 6:30pm


Lobby of the Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street

Panelists: Theodora Skipitares, John Jesurun, Alisa Solomon and Susan Haskins
Moderated by Cindy Rosenthal
Join a panel of La MaMa artists for a discussion about the evolution of avant-garde theatre posters over five decades. Moderated by Cindy Rosenthal (author of Ellen Stewart Presents: Fifty Years of La MaMa Experimental Theatre). Free of charge and open to all.

Richard Schechner and Holly Hughes were originally schedule to participate in this event, but can no longer attend.
This program was funded in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant.