PRICES VARY - ‘Stonewall 50 @ La MaMa’

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ABOUT

"Queer artists have been an integral part of shaping La MaMa and the global cultural landscape. Our legacy is deeply rooted in this community's contributions. Stonewall 50 at La MaMa celebrates the transformative power of queer creative expression." - Artistic Director, Mia Yoo

La Mama celebrate World Pride with exciting voices from around the globe and down the block. Join multiple generations of queer performers as they pose questions, honor legacies and ignite the present.

LGBTQ+ artists from NYC, Philadelphia, Paris, Italy, and South Korea will participate in the STONEWALL 50 as part of World Pride. La MaMa, which has presented works by queer artists since the company was founded by Ellen Stewart in the East Village in 1961, has assembled this month-long programming in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of what is widely-regarded as the birth of the gay rights movement that began one legendary night, June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Bar in Greenwich Village in NYC.

Price

Prices vary. Please look through the shows below or…

Purchase a 3-Show Subscription for $55 or 5-Show Subscription for $80

WHEN

Various Dates from May 23rd 2019 - June 30th 2019

WHERE

Please refer to the listing of the specific show you wish to see.

THE SHOWS


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Messiah

Price:

General Admission

  • For students $24.50

  • For Adults $29.75

About

Messiah is a play about the legacy of the Panthers in the age of crack, where a scratch at a DJ booth incites a replay of the past, an action that interrogates generations of violence on black, queer bodies. The production features a ten-member cast and creative team comprised of predominantly queer, trans, and people of color.

In the play, a teenager on the trans-spectrum, creates an alter-ego named Messiah, a popular basketball-ball star and aspiring rapper. Set to the sound of hip-hop, the ring shout, and the wailing of ghosts, Messiah embarks on a journey to find a way home.

When

May 24 - June 02, 2019
Thursday to Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 5PM

Where

The Downstairs @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery & Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

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‘La MaMa’s Squirts: Generations of Queer Performance’

Price

RSVP for free 

About

Curated by Cecilia Gentili, Charlene Incarnate and Mizz June

Each year, La MaMa’s Squirts gathers the most exciting voices from New York City’s queer performance world, across the generations. This year, three trans women artists with deep community roots will each craft a night of the festival, marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

When

May 31 - June 02, 2019
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at 7pm

Where

Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 E 4th St (2nd Floor), New York, NY 10003, USA

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Global Gay

Price

General Admission

  • For students $24.50

  • For Adults $29.75

About

Based on a book by French author/journalist Frédéric Martel, Global Gay is a compelling dramatization of the cruelty facing queer people around the world by state-sanctioned methods as well as deeply rooted cultural norms.

The U.S. premiere of Global Gay dramatizes the plight of queer people around the world as they claim their human rights in the face of authoritarian regimes and homophobic cultural norms. In the spirit of the "theater of engagement," Salvino Raco has crafted a provocative narrative that challenges audiences to abandon their complacency and squarely confront the issues faced by many millions of LGBTQ people outside of Europe and North America. Salvino Raco, based in Paris, brings "fire and fury" to his dramatizations of contemporary social and political issues. 

When

June 06 - June 09, 2019
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 7pm
Sunday at 3pm

Where

Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 E 4th St (2nd Floor), New York, NY 10003, USA

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Coffeehouse Chronicles #154: Taylor Mac

Price

General Admission

  • For students $7

  • For Adults $11

About

Curated by Michal Gamily

Coffeehouse Chronicles #154: TAYLOR MAC honors the career and achievements of American actor, playwright, performance artist, director, producer and MacArthur Fellow recipient Taylor Mac with panelists, live performances and archival materials. Moderated by Gabriel Berry

with Morgan Jenness, Melanie Joseph, Niegel Smith, Barbara Maier Gusten, Timothy White Eagle,
and appearing on video: Machine Dazzle

and live music by

Matt Ray (Piano)
Gary Wang (Bass)
Viva DeConcini (Guitar)
Bernice "Boom Boom" Brooks
Greg Glassman (Trumpet)

When

June 08
Saturday at 3pm

Where

Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 E 4th St (2nd Floor), New York, NY 10003, USA

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13 Fruitcakes

Price

General Admission

  • For students $24.50

  • For Adults $29.75

About

Filled with movement and music, 13 Fruitcakes is a series of 13 staged musical vignettes about 13 significant LGBTQ figures that influence humanity through their great achievements in the arts, politics, philosophy, and science. Moments in the lives of Harmodius and Aristogeiton, Dong Xian (董賢), King Hyegong, Leonardo da Vinci, Hans Christian Andersen, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Alan Turing, Frida Kahlo, Josephine Baker and Eleanor Roosevelt are staged along with a beautiful song cycle based on poems by queer poets such as Wilde, Mew, Whitman, Rimbaud and Lorca.

The production features the Singing Actors Repertory Company from Korea,  Los Angeles Lap Top Collective directed by Martin Herman, and ‘MOre’ Zimin, one of the most important pioneers of Korean drag performance.

When

June 13th - June 16th, 2019
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 7pm
Sunday at 3pm

Where

Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 E 4th St (2nd Floor), New York, NY 10003, USA

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A BIRTHDAY FUNERAL FOR HEROES

Price

General Admission

  • For students $24.50

  • For Adults $29.75

About

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On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the much lauded homo poet Walt Whitman's birth and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is throwing a pageant for the ancestors.  Part trial, part birthday, part funeral, this spectacle will feature original music performed by a host of misfits, drag artists, queers, and a local choir.  Come with friends, complaints, heroes and villains alike.  All are welcome to the death, birth, and reckoning of the great poet.

“Are you the new person drawn toward me? 
To begin with, take warning, I am surely far different from what you suppose” 
~ Walt Whitman

When

June 20 - June 29, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7pm
Sunday at 3pm

Where

Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 E 4th St (2nd Floor), New York, NY 10003, USA