RIBBON CUTTING: Restoration of the La MaMa Experimental Theater
February 9, 2023 | 11 AM
La MaMa Experimental Theater Company
74 East 4th Street
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Celebrate the reopening of La MaMa Experimental Theater Company’s 74 East 4th Street building with a ribbon cutting event. Free; all are welcome to attend! Can’t be in NYC? La MaMa will be taking over the Project’s Instagram @nyclgbtsites to live broadcast this exciting community event. Tune in just before 11AM and share your congratulations from anywhere in the world!
Iconic theatre-artist André De Shields will be the special guest for our ribbon cutting at 74 East 4th Street, his artistic home starting in the ’70s. He will be joined onstage by Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, Laurie Cumbo and NYC Councilmember Carlina Rivera, and others. Immediately following the ceremony, La MaMa invites you to come inside to see performances and installations as you explore and experience the renovated spaces. Ceremony will begin promptly at 11AM; gather a few minutes early with hot chocolate (and bells!). This event is rain or shine, and guests are encouraged to dress for the weather.
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club was founded in 1961 by Ellen Stewart and moved to 74 East 4th Street in the East Village in 1969. Today it is widely considered the oldest surviving, most influential, and most prolific of all the Off-Off-Broadway stages. It has had associations with many LGBT playwrights, directors, and performers. (read more)