Remake a world

The Campaign for 74 East 4th Street
Help Close the Gap!

La MaMa successfully completed the renovation of its landmark building at 74 East 4th Street in 2023. The project has been awarded The New York Landmarks Conservancy's prestigious Lucy G. Moses Award, as well as Village Preservation's coveted Regina Kellerman Award. We're delighted to announce that we also recently received a $300,000 gift from the Thompson Family Foundation.

The project was fully funded thanks to your support, along with the support of New York City, New York State, and private foundations. However, the pandemic and related price hikes, supply chain issues, and work stoppages have caused a $3.5 million funding gap.

We need your support to raise the remaining $3.5 million. Help us close the gap today.
Close the Gap today!
Photo (left) by Beyond My Ken
Photo (right) by John Bartelstone Photography

The building is a tremendous asset to La MaMa’s ever-expanding community in the East Village and beyond. It provides smaller spaces where new artists of all identities can develop their creative process without the pressure of commercial success. With new digital tools, the artists’ work reaches beyond the four walls of the theatre. Collaboration and dialogue with remote communities around the world is a reality. And, with ADA certification including a new elevator, we are able to welcome community members and artists of all abilities into the new building.

We hope you will consider a donation today! If you are interested in a naming opportunity, please contact La MaMa managing director, Mary Fulham, at

Architects: Beyer Blinder & Belle

Theatre Design Consultant: Studio JG Lecat/Jean-Guy Lecat

Technical Theatre and Acoustical Consultant: Charcoalblue

Construction Manager: Yorke Construction

Project Manager: Parente Development, LLC

Government Relations: Bolton-St. Johns

Attorney: Goldstein Hall PLLC

as of February 2019 

Frank Carucci
UFT Vice President, Retired 

Don Capoccia
President, BFC Partners 

Ping Chong

André De Shields

Tim Fulham
General Partner, Stonebridge Partners 

Diane Lane

Meredith Monk

Amy Sedaris

David Sedaris

Sonya Soutus
Senior Managing Director-Teneo 

Scott Wittman

Leadership Public Support Provided By:

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
with special thanks to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Councilmember Carlina Rivera
Office of the Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer

New York State Council on the Arts
New York State Legislature with special thanks to Senator Brad Hoylman

The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

Leadership Private Support Provided By:  (as of 2/3/2021)

Dr. Gerald J. & Dorothy R. Friedman Foundation
Ford Foundation

$100,000 – 999,999
Booth Ferris Foundation
Donald A. Capoccia and Tommie Pegues
Frank Carucci and David Diamond
The John Fulham Family Fund
Howard Gilman Foundation
Lise Olney and Tim Fulham
Sonya H. Soutus

Major Support Provided By:

$20,000 – 99,999
William Carey
Eugene “the Poogene” Chai
Cheryl Henson and Edwin Finn, Jr.
Sarah and Seth Lederman
Steven B. Malkenson
The Midler Family Foundation
Jennifer Ortega and Curtis McGraw
Joel and Candice Zwick

 $10,000 - 19,999
Karen Hauser and Warren Leight
Bayard and Julie Henry
New York Landmarks Conservancy
Lauren and Yoav Roth
Marc Shaiman
Darren Sussman
Deborah Tolman and Luis A. Ubiñas
Joy Tomchin
Scott Wittman

$5,000 – 9,999
Robert Goldberg
Ruth Epstein and Richard Pinner
Kenji Ima
Ira and Beth Leventha
Wynn Salisch

Our deepest thanks to all the generous individuals who have supported our capital campaign to date.