La MaMa Blogs: June 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Murielle Borst-Tarrant receives Mellon Foundation Awards Residency at La MaMa

Murielle Borst-Tarrant from the Kuna & Rappahanock Nations selected for a three-year residency from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residency Program (NPRP). La MaMa is chosen as the host theatre.

Playwright, director, and major advocate for the NYC Native American theatre community, Murielle has been involved with La MaMa for most of her life. She embodies La MaMa’s mission to inspire empowerment and social transformation through the arts.

“It is bittersweet to be awarded this residency during the recent loss of my husband Kevin Tarrant who died of complications due to covid-19. Kevin was a great believer in my work and was my biggest supporter.

Although we cannot continue to enjoy our lives together, this residency will help me fulfill my goals as a theatre maker.

I thank the staff at La MaMa, The staff and ensemble of Safe Harbors NYC, Spiderwoman Theater, Pangea World Theater, Linda Chapman, Morgan Jennesse, Jim Nicolla, Faithe Merrick, my family, and always my loving husband Kevin. I am humbled to be included in this group of theatre makers.”   

Murielle Borst-Tarrant
Director of Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective


More about Murielle Borst-Tarrant:  CLICK HERE

In 2012, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HowlRound launched the National Playwright Residency Program (NPRP) in response to the increasing difficulty for playwrights to earn a living. More about the residency program: CLICK HERE

Friday, June 12, 2020

Work Resumes on 74 East 4th Street!

After nearly three months, work on our renovations of 74 East 4th Street, the first permanent home of Ellen Stewart's La MaMa, resume with NYC entering phase one of reopening after shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Below are photos of a new concrete floor being poured:

To learn more about the plans for our capital project and to find out how you can help: