May 7, 2019

The La MaMa Archive Presents: Digitized Half Inch Open Reel Video of 1970s Performances

La MaMa with

Archive Director Ozzie Rodriguez

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Join the La MaMa Archive at Pratt Institute for a screening and discussion of excerpts from La MaMa performances from the 1970s, now viewable after a 2-year long digitization project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Archive Director Ozzie Rodriguez, Project Manager Sophie Glidden-Lyon, and Archive Intern Kate Philipson will speak about the significance of these performances in theater history, as well as the importance of digitizing this endangered magnetic media.

Location: Room 704, Pratt Institute Manhattan Campus
144 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011

Instructions for accessing the event:
To access the event, enter the building at 144 West 14th Street and give your name to the security desk in the lobby.
Please bring ID

Screening Will Include:

Carmilla, 1972 (Starring Margaret Benczak and Sandra Johnson, Directed by John Braswell and Wilford Leach)

C.O.R.F.A.X. (Don’t Ask), 1974 (Performed by the ETC Company, Directed by Wilford Leach)

Thoughts, 1972 (Written by and starring Lamar Alford, Directed by Jan Mickens, with contributions by Adrienne Kennedy, Paul Foster, Jose Tapia, Meagan Terry, and Carolyn Lord)

Good Woman of Setzuan, 1975 (Written by Bertolt Brecht, Directed by Andrei Serban, Music by Liz Swados)

Julia Caesar, 1974 (Written by Alan Causey, Directed by Alan Causey and Gerald  Bovenschen)

The City, 1974 (Book, Lyrics and Directed by Yutaka Higashi, performed by the Tokyo Kid Brothers)

Sissy!, 1972 (Directed by John Vaccaro, Book & Lyrics by Seth Allen, Performed by Play-house of the Ridiculous)

One Man’s Religion/The Pinotti Papers, 1975 (Written by H.M. Koutoukas, Performed by Harvey Fierstein)

Na Haaz Zan, 1972 (Performed by the Native American Theater Ensemble, Conceived and Designed by Robert Shorty, Adaptions by Geraldine Keans)

Foghorn, 1973 (Written by Hanay Geiogamah, Directed by John Vaccaro, Nancy Heiken, Wilford Leach, Performed by the Native American Theater Ensemble)

The Architect and The Emperor of Assyria, 1976 (Written by Fernando Arrabal, Directed by Tom O’Horgan, starring Ron Perlman and Lazaro Perez)

Miss Nefertiti Regrets, 1973 (Written and Directed from Tom Eyen, Performed by the Theatre of the Eye Repertory)

La MaMa Archive


Established in the early 1970’s, La MaMa Archives collects, preserves, and exhibits records of permanent historical value relating to La MaMa and the Off-Off Broadway movement. In doing so, it draws on a deep vein of in-house institutional memory, the passionate community of artists whose work has found a home on La MaMa stages, and a diversity of scholars, educators and international artists with whom we regularly collaborate.

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