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Evelyn Brown (A Diary)

Opening Date: May 19, 2023

Closing Date: Jun 04, 2023

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Playing @

La Mama / Ellen Stewart Theatre

66 East Fourth Street New York City, NY 10003-8903

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Evelyn Brown (A Diary), conceived and originally directed by María Irene Fornés is an intimate meditation on women’s domestic labor for two performers. The only play Fornés took entirely from a found object, Evelyn Brown tells the story of a household servant who lived and labored in rural New Hampshire in the early 1900s. Using the short entries as inspiration, Fornés shaped the diary into a piece of dance-theatre that explores the physical cost of women’s domestic labor and the surprising possibilities for mental and spiritual escape.

Dramaturg Gwendolyn Alker has spent the last three years recovering the long-lost script; this production, directed by Alice Reagan, will be the first revival since Fornés directed its premiere in 1980 and will feature Fornés’s long-time scenic and costume designers, Donald Eastman and Gabriel Berry. Ellen Lauren (SITI Company, Suzuki Company of Toga, Juilliard School) and Violeta Picayo (Bedlam Theatre Company, One Year Lease, SITI Company, SuperGeographics) will bring the words of Fornés and Evelyn Brown to life in a production that honors the original production and seeks to reinsert this work back into the Fornés canon.‍

La MaMa presents this work in The Downstairs Theatre.
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COVID-19 Safety Information

Masks are required.

Performance Schedule:

Added performance May 22 @ 8 pm

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not available for this show

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Full-price tickets

$10 - $30


Directions Bus

M8 Local service between West Village & East Village8th / 9th Streets Crosstown Stop at - 2nd Avenue by way of 9th Street (westbound) and 8th street (eastbound). M15 Local and limited - stop service between East Harlem and Lower Manahattan First / Second Avenues Stop at - 4th Street by way of 2nd Avenue (southbound) and 1st Avenue (northbound)

Directions Subway

N, R Broadway Line Take N or R train to the 8th Street / NYU stop. 6 Lexington Line Take the 6 train to the Astor Place stop F 6th Avenue Line Take the F train to the 2nd Avenue stop.


Elevator access to the box office on the mezzanine and the theater on the 2nd floor.


Accessible bathrooms are available on the 2nd floor and 3rd floor.


Capacity: 299


None on premises

Wheelchair Info

A wheelchair accessible entry door on E 4th Street Talk to a house manager at the performance for accessible seating.

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