La Mama E.T.C. News

BLACK GIRL MAGIC SHOW! by nicHi douglas Comes to Brooklyn's JACKBLACK GIRL MAGIC SHOW! by nicHi douglas Comes to Brooklyn's JACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Black Girl Magic Show! is an absurdist dance theatre lecture by playwright/performer nicHi douglas on Black female identity. Utilizing African Diasporan histories, Black feminist theory, and a lot of stuff douglas made up, she attempts to unpack, re-pack, and de-pack the Black female experience in America as witnessed by one Black woman - The Professor. As the audience follows The Professor, they discover what might happen if the one Black girl without 'Black Girl Magic' takes matters into her own hands. Before the show ends, the audience experiences a TED-type talk, modern dance, a magic routine, and a concert, often simultaneously. And they probably see at least 20 wigs. (more...)

SculptureCenter presents THE BANQUET OF THE BEHEADED, 9/26SculptureCenter presents THE BANQUET OF THE BEHEADED, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

On the occasion of the current exhibition Nicola L.: Works, 1968 to the Present, SculptureCenter will present a staged reading of The Banquet of the Beheaded, a performance work by Nicola L. originally mounted at La MaMa E.T.C. in New York in January 1999. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Co. Presents World Premiere of A YEAR IN THE TRENCHESEast Lynne Theater Co. Presents World Premiere of A YEAR IN THE TRENCHES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

'If someone in the year 1916 told me that in 1917 I'd be in the army, I would have thought him insane,' said Charles Edward Dilkes (1887-1968). (more...)

Mind the Art to Welcome Return of WHISKEY PANTS: THE MAYOR OF WILLIAMSBURG at HEREMind the Art to Welcome Return of WHISKEY PANTS: THE MAYOR OF WILLIAMSBURG at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Critically acclaimed company, Mind the Art Entertainment, celebrates their 10th season with a new production of their award-winning musical WHISKEY PANTS: THE MAYOR OF WILLIAMSBURG, set to open September 28th at HERE. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, William Jackson Harper to Lead Zoe Kazan's AFTER THE BLAST for LCT3Cristin Milioti, William Jackson Harper to Lead Zoe Kazan's AFTER THE BLAST for LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Eboni Booth, Will Connolly, William Jackson Harper, Ben Horner, Cristin Milioti, David Pegram, and Teresa Yenque will comprise the cast of the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of AFTER THE BLAST, a new play by Zoe Kazan, to be directed by Lila Neugebauer.  (more...)

Undermain Theatre to Premiere SO GO THE GHOSTS OF MEXICO, PART TWOUndermain Theatre to Premiere SO GO THE GHOSTS OF MEXICO, PART TWO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

To open its 34th season, Undermain Theatre presents the World Premiere of so go the ghosts of mexico, part 2, Matthew Paul Olmos's second play in an epic trilogy of different stories examining the US/Mexico drug wars. (more...)

New Ohio Theatre's 'Fridays on Ice' Series to Present The Ashe Collective's DECOLONIZING MY VAGINANew Ohio Theatre's 'Fridays on Ice' Series to Present The Ashe Collective's DECOLONIZING MY VAGINA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Fridays on Ice at New Ohio Theatre presents The Ashe Collective's Decolonizing My Vagina on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10pm at the New Ohio Theatre. (more...)

Wax Factory's Modern Take on The Seagull, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER!, Set for One-Night Show at Lincoln Center AtriumWax Factory's Modern Take on The Seagull, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER!, Set for One-Night Show at Lincoln Center Atrium
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

WaxFactory presents a work-in-progress showing of PUT YOURSELF TOGETHER!, a modern, media-enhanced riff on Anton Chekhov's classic The Seagull. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Co-Direct EVERYBODY as Part of Juilliard Drama's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Co-Direct EVERYBODY as Part of Juilliard Drama's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Juilliard Drama, celebrating its 50th anniversary, announces its 2017-18 season of fully staged productions featuring Juilliard's Group 47 acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program. (more...)

Puppeteer Bonnie Duncan's SQUIRREL STOLE MY UNDERPANTS to Invade The YardPuppeteer Bonnie Duncan's SQUIRREL STOLE MY UNDERPANTS to Invade The Yard
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

UNDERPANTS STOLEN! SQUIRREL ON THE LOOSE! The Yard's Quality Time! Family Series presents puppeteer Bonnie Duncan who gets lost in her laundry basket as children go wild in SQUIRREL STOLE MY UNDERPANTS, playing Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at The Yard, 1 The Yard, Middle Road, Chilmark, MA 02535. (more...)

2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre: Cast and Creative Team Announced2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre: Cast and Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director) announces the creative teams and casting for the two original book musicals, COWBOY BOB, created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe, book by Molly Beach Murphy, music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips; and GUMBO, music by Brett Macias and book and lyrics by Christina Quintana, conceived by Brett Macias and Christina Quintana, which are being developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama, June 13-24. Scott Frankel is the Artistic Advisor, and Catherine Sheehy is the resident Dramaturg for this year's Institute, which culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as part of New Haven's International Festival of Arts & Ideas on June 23 and 24. (more...)

Announcing Undermain Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonAnnouncing Undermain Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Undermain Theatre's 34th season examines the world from a largely female perspective with three mainstage productions and adds a 4 week reading series of new American work in the spring. Our world premiere and season opener examines the world of Mexican cartels as portrayed by an all-female cast, by an evolving young writer. Our fall production is a regional premiere of an established Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, which takes place in an American setting inhabited and driven by three different generations of women in an eerie atmosphere near a Civil War battleground. (more...)

Yara Arts Group to Bring 1917-2017: TYCHNYA, ZHADAN & THE DOGS to La MaMaYara Arts Group to Bring 1917-2017: TYCHNYA, ZHADAN & THE DOGS to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

From June 9 to 25, La MaMa and Yara Arts Group will present '1917-2017 Tychyna, Zhadan & the Dogs,' a new theatre piece with poetry which examines what individuals do when a society crumbles. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group presents UNCLE VANYAQuintessence Theatre Group presents UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group concludes its 7th season of progressive classic theatre with Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, in the Philadelphia premiere of a new version by Annie Baker.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets, visit www.Quintessencetheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Casting Complete for Regeneration Theatre's Revival of KENNEDY'S CHILDRENCasting Complete for Regeneration Theatre's Revival of KENNEDY'S CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Regeneration Theatre is proud to announce casting for a 2017 revival of Robert Patrick's classic play about the loss of heroes and the impact a single traumatic event can have on a nation - Kennedy's Children. (more...)

F*It Club to Present Seven Short Plays in THE SPRING FLING: REBOUNDF*It Club to Present Seven Short Plays in THE SPRING FLING: REBOUND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Rebound, seven new short plays by Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief), Lucy Boyle (The Blue Deep), Liza Birkenmeier (Radio Island), Ryan King (Burying Augustus), Dan Moyer (Half Moon Bay), Matthew Paul Olmos (So Go The Ghosts of Mexico), and Leah Nanako Winkler (Kentucky). (more...)

Japan Society's Children's Day Expands with Peach Boy TheatricsJapan Society's Children's Day Expands with Peach Boy Theatrics
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Hang the koi-nobori (carp streamers) and don your kabuto (samurai helmets): Japan's Children's Day is on its way! (more...)

Yale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANEYale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of MARY JANE by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffman, April 28 through May 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, May 5. (more...)

FIELD GUIDE Premiere, 'FATHER COMES HOME' and More on Tap for Yale Rep's 2017-18 SeasonFIELD GUIDE Premiere, 'FATHER COMES HOME' and More on Tap for Yale Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre, the multiple Tony Award-winning theatre dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classic works, has announced its 2017-18 Season. (more...)

New Musicals COWBOY BOB and GUMBO Get 2017 Summer Labs  at Yale Institute for Music TheatreNew Musicals COWBOY BOB and GUMBO Get 2017 Summer Labs at Yale Institute for Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Yale Institute for Music Theatre announces the two original book musicals which have been selected for this year's two-week summer lab: COWBOY BOB, created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe, book by Molly Beach Murphy, music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips; and GUMBO, music by Brett Macias and book and lyrics by Christina Quintana. (more...)

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