About the Trinity College/La MaMa Program
The Trinity / La MaMa Program utilizes the landscape and history of New York City as a catalyst for an intensive study in the arts. The semester is structured to provide full immersion in the NYC theater, dance, performance communities as well as other arts genres with the goal of fostering artistic, academic, and personal growth.
About the Sarah Lawrence College World Theater Class
Every Friday, World Theatre Class students from Sarah Lawrence visit La MaMa to conduct workshops with a La MaMa artist and to see a production in one of La MaMa’s performance venues.
SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists and organizations in residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. The program, is funded by the New York City Council, provides grants to artists and organizations for the creation and delivery of arts programming for seniors. Teaching artists will engage participating seniors in an art project or series of cultural programs over the course of the residency, which will also include a public program component – an exhibit, reading, performance, open house or other cultural interaction open to the surrounding community.
STUDIES IN PUPPET FORM AND PERFORMANCE, conducted by Federico Restrepo of Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre, will engage seniors at the Polish Slavic Ctr JP II Older Adult Center with puppetry, movement, and storytelling exercises. Over the course of the 15-week program, participants will learn how to use puppetry to communicate character and action, as well as to improve body control and body language. They will create their own puppets and collaboratively develop a short puppet and movement performance that highlights their own stories.
2022–2023 SU-CASA Program is supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council Member Carlina Rivera Office.