La MaMa announces its 53rd season! “LA MAMA EARTH” to highlight productions that reflect climate change and environmental and social issues of global import


3 TEMPESTS –diverse, international productions and adaptations of William Shakespeare Tempest from US, Korea and Italy – set for the fall 2014 at Ellen Stewart Theatre.

New works by Neil LaBute, Belarus Free Theatre, Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw (Split Britches), Bette Bourne (Bloolips), Dick Zigun, Queer NY Intl. Arts Festival, Catherine Filloux, New Zealand Festival and Serbian National Theatre.

Over 60 productions set for 2014-15 season including more than 10 world-premieres.

Highlights from the Winter and Spring at La MaMa’s 53rd Season: –

–Internationally-acclaimed BELARUS FREE THEATRE, founded in 2005 by Natalia Kaliada and Nicolai Khalezin and Vladimir Shcherban under Europe’s last surviving dictatorship brings a new work to La MaMa. April 23-May 10 in the Ellen Stewart Theatre. U.S. premiere/Limited Engagement
–THE GOLDEN TOAD by the Obie Award-winning The Talking Band highlights the company’s 40th anniversary season. Directed by Paul Zimet and written by Ellen Maddow and Mr. Zimet, with music by Ms. Maddow and Elizabeth Swados. World premiere/Limited Engagement
–THE BEACH OF JOSEPH K. is a world premiere of a new dance-theater work from the Venezuelan company Teatro Dramma International, founded by playwright and director Elia Schneider, a longtime La MaMa artist. March 5-15 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre. World premiere/Limited Engagement
–NEW ZEALAND FESTIVAL will present a performance anthology, WHILE YOU SLEEP, a collaboration between sleep scientist Philippa Gander and performance designer Sam Trubridge. March 19-29 in the Ellen Stewart Theatre. Limited engagement
–LA MAMA MOVES will celebrate its 10th anniversary this season.

–BEAT BOX FESTIVAL – the 5th annual rendition is curated and hosted by Kid Lucky.
–Dan Fishback and The SQUIRTS will be back in January 2015.
–LA MAMA KIDS will start up in the Fall.
–UNDER THE RADAR and PROTOTYPE will be at La MaMa in January.

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