CultureHub and La MaMa present the 21st edition of Downtown Variety, bringing La MaMa’s 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform, linking artists and audiences in real time across distance. In this edition, past Downtown Variety performers Shauna Davis, Stacy Dawson Stearns, and John Maria Gutierrez team up with creative technologists, producers, and writers to explore rituals for our time in a hybrid medium.
For Downtown Variety: Take 21, you can be a part of two new audience experiences: 1) In-Person–for the first time ever, watch Downtown Variety unfold in our studio or 2) Online–RSVP and you will receive a custom streaming link to watch and interact with the performance in real time.
Artists and technologists for this edition include: Shauna Davis, Stacy Dawson Stearns, John Maria Gutierrez, Ben Hoover, Shawn Van Every, Yuguang Zhang, and more! For the first time ever, a small audience will be welcomed into the CultureHub New York studio to watch Downtown Variety: Take 21. Tickets are extremely limited and must be reserved in advance.
La MaMa and CultureHub are teaming up to create a Downtown Variety, a weekly online live performance series that will feature short acts of dance, music, theater, new media, comedy, A/V performance, and more. Responding to calls for social isolation, Downtown Variety brings La MaMa's 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance.