Stonewall 50 at La MaMa
Where: La MaMa Experimental Theatre
66 E. 4th St.
212-254-6468 Price: $20-$25
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LGBTQ+ artists from NYC, Philadelphia, Paris, Italy, and South Korea will participate in the STONEWALL 50 AT LA MAMA at the Tony Award-winning La MaMa ETC (66 E. 4 St.) from May 23-June 30 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.
Productions featured in STONEWALL 50 AT LA MAMA:
MESSIAH, by Nia Witherspoon. Choreographed by Ni’Ja Whitson. (May 23-June 2)
LA MAMA’S SQUIRTS: GENERATIONS OF QUEER PERFORMANCE, presented in partnership with Helix Queer Performance Network – is three evenings of queer performance curated by Cecilia Gentili (May 31), Mizz June (June 1) and Charlene Incarnate (June 2).
GLOBAL GAY, featuring an international cast of performers, under the direction the Parisian director and designer Salvino Raco. (June 6-9)
TAYLOR MAC – COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES. La MaMa’s popular educational/performance series will place the award-winning, iconoclastic writer and performer Taylor Mac center stage for this one-day-only event (June 8)
13 FRUITCAKES. A world-premiere from South Korea – created by Byungkoo Ahn and Gihieh Lee – 13 FRUITCAKES depicts 13 noteworthy LGBTQ+ figures and their impact throughout history (June 13-16)
CONTRADICT THIS! A BIRTHDAY FUNERAL FOR HEROES. Created and performed by Dito Van Reigersberg (aka Martha Graham Cracker), K. Elizabeth Stevens and John Jarboe, CONTRADICT THIS! features drag, table dancing, power ballads, gender deconstruction and more. (June 20-30)Buy tickets/get more info now