Experimental theater and arts space La MaMa has announced its 2021/2022 season as it heads into its 60th year of avant-garde performance and exhibitions on the Lower East Side. The company works out of multiple spaces on East 4th Street, and is aiming to reopen its original home at 74A East 4th Street after a three-year, $24 million renovation.
The season will kick off with the internationally renowned La MaMa Puppet Festival, featuring contemporary works by Loco 7 Dance Theatre Company, Tom Lee, Lady Xok, and Kevin Augustine. Also on the lineup: an indigenous take on A Midsummer’s Night Dream, a piece that examines the Tulsa Race Massacre, and the NYC premiere of coming-of-age queer tale The Drag Seed.
In an interview with the New York Times, the theater’s artistic director, Mia Yoo, said, “We’re in a revolutionary time right now…and we need to think about who the voices are that we need to look to to guide us.”