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La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

I currently serve as President of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City, where I have been involved for over forty years. In the late 60’s my college drama professor took me to La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club the burgeoning Off-Broadway home of avant-garde theatre.


There I met Ellen Stewart, Founder and Artistic Director who was the biggest influence and mentor in my life. Ellen opened La MaMa facilities to me for my student program. For more that 30 years La MaMa hosted fashion shows, culinary festivals, poetry recitals, song and dance programs, acting workshops, rehearsal space and art exhibitions. Thousands of New York’s neediest students benefited from the programs that were created and supported by Ellen and I.

La MaMa Wins 2018 Tony Award

The Tony Awards recognizes an outstanding regional theater that has displayed a significant level of artistic achievement which contributes to the growth of theater on a national level.
This year's Regional Theatre Tony Award goes to the groundbreaking and prolific La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club.
La MaMa embodies the celebration of diversity and art with over 70 productions a year. Part of the original Off-Off-Broadway movement in the 1960s, this remarkable organization has supported over 150,000 artists from over 70 countries.

Frank with Mia and Corey Johnson, Speaker of City Council

Frank and the rest of the La MaMa crew winning the Tony Award

Frank and Mia Yoo


Celebration of The Downstairs at La MaMa

Frank with Vice President Joan Rose

Teatro Patologico Benefit at La MaMa


Frank and Dario D’Ambrosi


La MaMa 50th

Anniversary Gala

Frank, Mia Yoo, Mayor Bloomberg,

and Donald Capoccia

La MaMa 2015

Fall Gala


Frank with Melissa Mark Viverito


La MaMa 2014

Fall Gala

Frank and Reg E. Cathay

La MaMa

Block Party

Frank and David


La MaMa Umbria International

La MaMa Umbria International provides artists from around the world with residency programs and intensive workshops. For nearly 20 years, La MaMa Umbria has fostered cross-cultural and international exchanges and creative collaborations. Hundreds of artists have found Umbria to be a space that is beautiful, spiritually enriching, welcoming, and open to bold artistic experiments. 
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