Pace At La Mama
Pace at La MaMa
Each year the Acting Programs collaborate with the world famous La Mama Experiential Theatre in the heart of New York’s East Village to offer unique opportunities for student actors to explore experimental approaches to the work.
Each spring the Performing Arts Department honors a play-wright at La MaMa by presenting selected works. Past playwrights have included Slavomir Mrozek, Tennessee Williams, Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson and Marie Irene Fornes.
La MaMa ETC’s Mission
La MaMa Experiential Theatre is dedicated to the artist. Ever since Ellen Stewart founded La MaMa in 1961, our interest has been in the people who make art, and it is to them that we give our support with free theater and rehearsal space, lights, sound, props, platforms, and whatever else we have that they can use to create their work. We want them to feel free to explore their ideas, and translate them into a theatrical language that can communicate to any person in any part of the world.
La MaMa is the place where emerging artists learn from established artists and where artists from around the globe share work and ideas. To date, La MaMa has presented artists from over 70 nations. Each season, over 100 productions with over 400 performances are staged in our three theaters. Audiences from all backgrounds attend our shows.