American playwright, actor, author, and director, Sam Shepard, who died on July 27, 2017, was a prominent playwright whose work spanned decades. Sam did much of his early work at La MaMa and was one of the playwrights championed by La MaMa founder, the late Ellen Stewart. His original scripts, playbills, production photos and posters are part of the La MaMa Archives.
Weekend with Sam kicks off on Saturday, February 3 at 7:30PM, with Scott Wittman directing Hawk Moon featuring excerpts and monologues from Hawk Moon, Motel Chronicles, Tongues, Cowboy Mouth and other works read by Matthew Broderick, John Slattery, J. Smith-Cameron, Phil Burke, Erin Markey, Deirdre O’Connell, Betsy Aidem, Monk Hooper and Larry Saltzman (on guitar). Readings continue on Sunday, February 4 at 4PM with a triple bill of works by Sam Shepard. The program begins with Killer’s Head, directed by Lois Weaver and featuring Peggy Shaw reading the role originated by Richard Gere, followed by two unpublished, early plays originally produced at La MaMa: Dog, directed by Joel Zwick, featuring Harry Mann and Zack Segel and Rocking Chair directed by Neil LaBute, featuring Fred Weller and Gia Crovatin.
Photo used with permission by John Pilson.
Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7:30pm
Directed by Scott Wittman
features excerpts and monologues from Hawk Moon, Motel Chronicles, Tongues, and Cowboy Mouth
Betsy Aidem | Matthew Broderick | Phil Burke
Monk Hooper | Erin Markey | Deirdre O’Connell
John Slattery | J. Smith-Cameron
Larry Saltzman (on guitar)
Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 4pm
Directed by Lois Weaver
Cast: Peggy Shaw
Directed by Joel Zwick
Cast: Harry Mann & Zack Segel
The Rocking Chair
Directed by Neil LaBute
Cast: Fred Weller & Gia Crovatin