The Mama Experimental Theatre Club is dedicated to the artist and to all aspects of theatre and performing arts. It’s a place of creative residency for artists and a “home” for an audience coming from all around the world, a dynamic hub for innovative performances. A vital part of New York City’s cultural fabric, La Mama has a worldwide reputation for producing theatre, dance, music and artistic performances that defy form and embrace all the identities. Founded by the theatre legend Ellen Stew art in 1961, La Mama is the only original Off-Off-Broadway venue still in operation. Ellen defined La Mama as a haven for under-represented artists to experiment with new works without commercial market pressures. A space of uncensored creative freedom, in which artists of every extraction and identity can develop a work that pushes the boundaries of what is possible on the scene and with more than 5,000 productions and 150,000 artists from 70 countries. In 2018, The American Theatre Wing gave (to) La Mama the Regional Theatre Tony Award, recognizing it as “the influential company that helped to give life to the Off-Off- Broadway movement”. The Mama has also been awarded with more than 30 Obie Awards and dozens of Drama Desk, Bessie and Villager Awards.