Saturdays @ 12:00pm-1:30pmLower East Side History ProjectThis popular and exciting tour explores the former social clubs, homes and haunts of some of the most influential 20th century mobsters, while uncovering the truth behind many Mafia legends. Discuss the Italian immigrant experience and the social, political and economical conditions which allowed organized gangsterism to thrive in the slums of New York City by the turn of the century.
Tickets: $20. RSVP Required.
Saturdays from January 26, 2012 - May 18, 2013 from 1-4PMIATIA workshop focusing on the creation of experimental theatre pieces. Instructed by Martin Balmaceda. Saturdays between 1-4PM, January 26, 2012 until May 18, 2013. Registration required.
Tuition: $400 (for 4 months). Register here!
April 27-May 18, Saturdays @ 1:00 & 4:00pmDowntown ArtA musical in the streets based on the 1902 Kosher Meat Boycott. The performance moves through the streets of the Lower East Side (Consider it a walking tour of performance and dance at multiple sites). Music and dialogue all heard on individual headsets.
May 10-May 26, Wed-Sun @1pm-7:30pmLa MaMa E.T.C.La MaMa Galleria is pleased to announce Federico Restrepo’s solo exhibition, Free Falling, composed of sculpture, painting, sound design, shadow screens and dance, Restrepo arouses a series of actions and reactions representing conflict, reflection, desolation and nature – connecting the experience with objects, light and sound.
Tue-Sun, May 4-18, Tue-Thu @ 7:00pm, Fri-Sat @ 8:00pm, Sat-Sun @ 2:00pmThe Wild ProjectSisters Alondra and Anise have had enough. People in their town are disappearing; young women are being brutalized and the perpetrators are rewarded with political power. So the sisters decide they're going to do something about it--something dangerous and rebellious and probably very stupid, but something nonetheless. When their plan goes awry, and Alondra disappears, Anise is left to drift in a veritable ocean of guilt and indecision.
May 16-June 2, Thus-Fri @ 7:30, Sat @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Sun @ 2:30pmLa MaMa E.T.C.A Martial Arts-Samurai Sword Fighting-Music/Theater Fantasy Action-Adventure Blockbuster homage to “Lone Wolf and Cub” (Kozure Ogami) in a story of imperial decline and desperation, revenge, intrigue and catharsis. Fred Ho’s super-talented team unleashes a music/theater work of dazzling spectacle and emotional power.
Saturday, January 12th - Tuesday, June 15th @ 3-5PMIATIExploit your potential as a solo and small vocal ensemble singer. Perfect your performing skills. Instructed by Sabrina Lastman. Registration ends 12/31/2012.
Tuition: $400. Register here!
Every Saturday @ 3:00-4:30pmLower East Side History ProjectThis comprehensive tour goes off the beaten path, exploring districts and aspects of our neighborhood most excursions overlook. Sure, we'll discuss the tenements and immigrant experience in detail, but we'll go beyond the familiar narrative and cover a thousand years of important history; from Native Americans to modern-day gentrification.
RSVP required: 347-465-7767 Tickets: $20.
Fri-Sat, May 10-15 @ 7:30pmDixon PlaceIncapable of intimacy beyond pining for unavailable women & life beyond the whiskey bottle, our heroine has finally gotten her life together. We meet her when she’s about to sabotage the life that’s beyond her wildest dreams on a trip of a lifetime in one of the most beautiful & exotic places in the world. Part memoir, part study of pop culture & our society’s obsession with the high of intrigue & having the life sucked out of us.
May 2-May 19, Thur-Sat @7:30pm and Sun @2:30pmLa MaMa E.T.C.When conceptual artist Lara is nominated for a half-million dollar grant, she must present a brilliant new work to an anonymous committee in order to collect. Her friends and colleagues are thrilled for her, but resentment boils just under the surface, and when her best friend Karen tries to co-opt her project, Lara discovers that making art among friends has higher stakes then she could have imagined.
May 8-19, Thu-Fri, Wed 5/8 & Sun 5/19 @ 8:00pmHorse Trade Theater GroupInspired by the rebellious group of Post-Impressionist Avant-Garde artists known as “Les Nabis”, ADVANCE GUARD is a gritty satire on the status quo in the art world and asks the timeless question... How far will you go for your art?
May 17-19, Fri & Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 3pmWOW Cafe TheaterDiwang Pinay is a performance based on the true stories of four women who have survived labor trafficking. Like thousands of other overseas Filipino workers, landlessness, joblessness, contractualization and meager wages forced them to leave the Philippines to find work abroad.
May 10-May 19, Fri-Sat @10pm and Sun @5:30pmLa MaMa E.T.C.CHIKIS, CHAKIS, WERA and BARBY: Four breathtakingly exuberant Mexican beauties. They are already filthy rich and stupidly powerful, harmfully ignorant, cruel, absolutely incapable, overly stingy, slicky and ambitious beyond the wildest fantasy. Mexican common sense would dictate they should run for presidency, but no… instead, they’ve decided to just become world wide famous.
Fridays & Saturdays @ 10:30pmThe New York Neo-FuturistsOur show is an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes--an original concept by Greg Allen and the Neo-Futurists. The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. Each short play is written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with twenty-nine other plays through high energy audience participation.
Every Sunday @ 3:00pmLower East Side History ProjectBuried deep beneath today's Chinatown lies New York City's legendary Five Points -- one-time godforsaken heart of the immigrant, impoverished and working-poor ghetto. A hallowed ground where days-long battles were fought over turf, culture, class and religion during one of the most corrupt and tumultuous eras in the history of this city.
Sundays @ 3:00pmLower East Side History ProjectBuried deep beneath today's Chinatown lies New York City's legendary Five Points -- one-time godforsaken heart of the immigrant, impoverished and working-poor ghetto. A hallowed ground where days-long battles were fought over turf, culture, class and religion during one of the most corrupt and tumultuous eras in the history of this city.
RSVP required: 347-465-7767. Tickets: $20.
Mon, May 20 @ 6:30-9:15pmWOW Cafe TheaterPlayback, a participatory, improvisational performance form for acting out y/our stories, is offered in agencies, schools, theaters, living rooms and streets on all continents. Human service providers, artists and community activists will grow, contribute and enjoy this entirely participatory and experiential workshop. The workshop is part of an on-going program of Playback Theatre at WOW.
Tickets: $15 (some scholarships available)
Every Third Monday @ 7:00pmHorse Trade Theater GroupIf Melanie Hamlett is known for one thing, it's adventure (much to the dismay of her parents). Adventures with Melanie Hamlett brings NYC's top comedians to the theater stage for some epic tales around an intimate make-believe campfire. And just in case you don't believe some of it, Melanie will have pictures.. We'll provide the entertainment and trailmix. Just don't forget your Nalogene water bottles and seven bucks.
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