Calendar   |   Ticket Packages + La MaMa Memberships  |   La MaMa International  |   Support La MaMa!  |   Gift Cards  |   My Account  |   Shopping Cart
Cannot access this performance because it occurred in the past: 3/8/23, 2:00 PM.
The selected performance is NOT available for sale.
Please Select Tickets
You have selected:
Masterclass With Thomas Richards-The Potential of Song EXTENDED (3/8/23)
2 Day Workshop
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 2:00PM

The Downstairs @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
Between 2nd Avenue and The Bowery.


The Potential of Song: A Masterclass with Thomas Richards assisted by Jessica Losilla-Hébrail and Hyun Ju Baek

This Masterclass will introduce each participant to an exploration of work on songs of tradition. Leading this workshop is Thomas Richards, theater director and former Artistic Director of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski, as well as Thomas Richards in Pontedera, Italy. Assisting alongside Thomas Richards will be Members of Theatre No Theatre

Richards began as the protégé and then essential collaborator of famed Polish director and performing arts theorist Jerzy Grotowski, considered to have been one of the greatest performers of 20th century theater and one of the fundamental figures in experimental theater. The workshop will consist of practical sessions of work on songs coming from Afro-Caribbean and African traditions, which have been at the core of Richards’ performing arts research for over 30 years. Such work on song explores the potential impact that the rhythmic and melodic qualities of certain songs of tradition can have on the persons who sing.