The gallery space of LaMaMa holds events that are either independent of, or linked to, productions in LaMaMa's theater spaces on East 4th Street.
Founded by Ellen Stewart in 1961, La Mama was the first home to many of today's most popular playwrights, including Harvey Fierstein, Lanford Wilson and Sam Shepard. La Mama presents the works of new playwrights, directors, designers and composers and choreographers, and showcases the international avant-garde.
The first floor theater is a small, intermediate space for plays that are in a developmental stage.
Thousands of people from diverse cultures use our space every year. We are a vital arena for theater, dance, music, art and social gatherings. La Plaza is also utilized by local day-care centers, after-school programs and a growing number of parents with small children who rely on us for environmental learning and recreation.
La Strada Company is currently performing its award-winning production of Federico Fellini's classic La Strada, in Spanish with English sub-titles.
LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture is a program of the 14th Street Y that uses classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of art, dialogue and study.
In recent years the church has emerged as a growing, multiracial, multicultural inner-city church with a strong gospel foundation; outstanding music (including the best choirs in the city); a full menu of education programs and social service projects; and a high profile in the community.
The Lafayette Theater has 100 to 150 seats and is a venue within the Theaters at 45 Bleecker Street, an Off-Broadway house in the East Village.
The Lafayette Theater can seat 100 to 150 and is a venue within the Theaters at 45 Bleecker Street, an Off-Broadway house in the East Village.