La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club is dedicated to the artist and all aspects of the theatre. Founded in 1961 by Ellen Stewart, La MaMa is recognized as the seedbed of new work by artists of all nations and cultures. Each season, La MaMa offers more than 80 productions and receives 34,000 visits from people of all ages and all backgrounds who attend performances, exhibitions, educational activities, and the Archives. La MaMa is the place where emerging artists learn from established artists, and where artists from around the globe share work and ideas. Its East Village campus has grown to include four theatres, an art gallery, artist work and living space, and an extensive Archive.
Puppeteer and theatre artist Jane Catherine Shaw curates the annual La MaMa Puppet Slam featuring contemporary short-form puppet and object theatre from both emerging and veteran puppet artists.
La MaMa presents this world premiere, a new tragicomedy by Paul David Young, that centers on the life-changing declaration by Young's elderly mother that he is the bastard son of the family pediatrician.