La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club has announced that the world premiere of To Build a Soul – a new solo work by downtown playwright and performer Justin Elizabeth Sayre – begins performances tonight, Thursday, December 2. The show will run through Sunday, December 12, 2021. The new semi-autobiographical play, directed by Dusty Childers, is Sayre’s second piece to debut at La MaMa, following their critically-acclaimed Love’s Refrain in 2016. For tickets to To Build a Soul,please visit

To Build a Soul, in Sayre’s words, is “an artistic autobiography, of myself and the artists who’ve guided me, a genre-blending piece that drives at the role of art in our modern age of digital artifice.