New York: La Mama ETC, 1975-1976. Archive of four posters from productions hosted by La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, including "Fragments of a Trilogy" (Andrei Serban & Elizabeth Swados, 1975), "A Rat's Mass" (Adrienne Kennedy & Cecil Taylor, 1976), "Anaïs" (Tom O'Horgan, 1976), and "Quarry" (Meredith Monk, 1976).
Founded in 1961 by African-American "Off-Off Broadway" pioneer Ellen Stewart, La Mama ETC became home for the underfunded and the underrepresented, giving theatre innovators, such as Sam Shepard, Philip Glass, and Tom O'Horgan, a space to develop their art.
Stewart offered her space to numerous artists at different stages in their career, and La Mama ETC became the epicenter of creative culture from widely varied backgrounds. Represented are performances by legends and unknowns working together while promoted by Stewart and her company during the furiously productive 1975 and 1976 seasons.
"Fragments of a Trilogy" paired Romanian immigrant Andrei Serban with composer Elizabeth Swados. Black Art Movement member Adrienne Kennedy's drama "A Rat's Mass" was staged by jazz musician Cecil Taylor. Composer Meredith Monk utilized the La Mama Annex space for her opera "Quarry." After productions of "Hair" and "Jesus Christ Superstar," Tom O'Horgan returned to the La Mama stage for "Anaïs: A Dance of Words Based on the Diaries of Anaïs Nin" conceived with Judson Dance Theater performer Victor Lipari.
14 x 22 inches to 22 x 32 inches, Very Good to Near Fine and rolled except "Quarry," which is folded with toned edges, minor soiling, and a small repaired tear at the verso.