La MaMa Exhibit: A Poster History of La MaMa’s Downtown Community

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La Mama E.T.C.

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club is excited to announce 'A Poster History of La MaMa's Downtown Community' -- an upcoming exhibit that explores the history of the off-off-Broadway theatre movement through a selection of original posters from La MaMa’s Archives.   This exhibit documents the history of downtown theater, the changing aesthetic vernaculars of theatrical posters, and the transformation of print technologies over the past 55 years. It includes posters from every decade since La MaMa's founding in 1961, including the hand­-painted boards that announced La MaMa’s inaugural season (1961­-1962) and the digital print created for the theater’s 50th anniversary in 2011. Many of these materials are featured in Cindy Rosenthal’s forthcoming bookEllen Stewart Presents: Fifty Years of La Mama Experimental Theatre (University of Michigan Press, 2017). In conjunction with the exhibit, La MaMa will host a series of public programs, all of which are free and open to the public.

 

The exhibit is open Fridays and Saturdays 5PM to 7PM and Sundays 1PM to 3PM at the Lobby of the Ellen Stewart Theater. 

 

For more information, visit La MaMa's site, here