LA MAMA THEATRE
66 E 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: +1 646 430 5374
La Mama is an experimental, off-off Broadway theater founded in 1961, by Ellen Stewart (known as Mama). Founded in the basement of her boutique fashion business, the space was originally created for fledgeling playwrights and has grown to be one of the Lower East Side's most renowned cultural institutions. La Mama has been a fearless leader of avant-garde theater since its early days and provides a supportive platform for emerging playwrights, musicians and other artists.
Among the many artists who presented works or performed there are playwrights Sam Shepard, and Harvey Fierstein, actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Nick Nolte, composer Philip Glass and entertainer, Bette Midler.