Memorial Celebration of Living Theatre Co-Founder Judith Malina Presented Tonight

News   Memorial Celebration of Living Theatre Co-Founder Judith Malina Presented Tonight
 
The Living Theatre honors the life and legacy of co-founder Judith Malina — who passed away in April at the age of 88 — with a memorial celebration Oct. 4 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre at La Mama E.T.C. in Manhattan.

Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the service begins at 7 PM. The public is invited to attend.

The program includes poetry readings by Ann Waldman, music by Baba Israel and Renê McLean, and presentations by Olympia Dukakis, Garrick Beck, Brad Burgess, Gordon Rogoff, Richard Schechner and other special guests. The Living Theatre ensemble will present a scene from No Place to Hide, Malina’s last play.

“Judith was a galaxy of culture, a rock star, a booming presence. She put a lot of life in every second. She inspired students and artists, and by celebrating her we celebrate an example of what a person can be,” said Burgess, artistic director of The Living Theatre, in a recent statement.

Judith Malina was an actor and director, who with her husband, Julian Beck, founded The Living Theatre in New York City in 1947. Read Playbill.com's obituary here.

La Mama is located in Manhattan at 66 E. 4th St.

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