Oct 12, 2018
Oct 13, 2019

Experiments 19: Vagina Town

La MaMa presents Vagina Town

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As the world of mansplaining, manspreading, and manterrupting takes over New York, seven women form a small town of misfits upstate. For their annual town meeting, they emerge singing of their unique and sometimes tragic tales of abuse and mistreatment.

This year, the town faces losing their land to a rich, real estate-politician named Doug who wants to turn Vagina Town into a strip mall.

headshot of Matthew Sabato

Matthew Sabato (Mur) is a New York City based composer and performance artist. He premiered his first song cycle, Shopgirl, as part of an installation for Creatures of Comfort in 2016. As a performance artist and composer, he has exhibited solo works in collaboration with Jill Platner, Justin Vivian Bond, Alan Cumming, Illesteva, Soho House, Ludlow House, Tictail, Figure 19, and is currently the artist in residence for the Wild Bird Fund.

In the fall of 2017, he wrote and directed ​Vagina Town, which opened at the 13th Street Theater in Greenwich Village. For additional information visit his website ​www.murart.org​ , @MURNEWYORK

Experiments Play Reading Series


For the 23rd season of La MaMa Experiments we will focus on theatrical works in progress addressing mental health issues. No one is more familiar with the need to create greater access to mental healthcare than our New York audience, who come face to face with this crisis on a daily basis. After 3 years of a global pandemic, all of us are feeling the upsurge of anxiety and depression, but these trends have been on the rise long before Covid-19. The works this season shed light on important, personal stories and deal with this subject matter in many different and unique ways. From tongue in cheek comedies to absurdist tragedies, Experiments hopes to create a season that will destigmaify, enlighten and, yes, even entertain.

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