“Each year a small, courageous group of students is transformed by their exposure to master classes, lectures, performances, and the city itself. La MaMa, a center of innovation and experimentation in its own right, is the program’s perfect home. There is no other program like it.”
- Judy Dworin, Co-founder of Trinity/La MaMa


Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program

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Program Dates (Trinity/La MaMa is a Fall only program):

  • FALL: Early September – Mid December

Program Size:

The Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts program enrolls between 6-12 students each semester. Spaces are limited. Students will be notified if they have been placed on a wait list.


  • OPEN TO: Both Trinity and visiting students who are juniors or seniors in good academic​ and social standing at their home institution.
  • GPA: 2.8

Before you apply:

For more information, contact the Program Director Barbara Karger

Learn more about Barbara Karger here.

Schedule an advising appointment with the Trinity/La MaMa adviser: Lizzie Smith



The Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program, established in 1986, is an innovative program that utilizes the landscape and history of New York City to provide a total immersion experience in the unique and vibrant theater, dance, and performance communities.



The Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program combines academic seminars with field learning to give students valuable experience in the Performing Arts.


Housing & Campus

Trinity/La MaMa student housing is a short walk to Central Park and Museum Mile and close to convenient public transit options.


Experiential Learning

Guest artists, practice classes and field work are all an integral part of the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program curriculum


Life in New York City

The Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program offers students access to a variety of cultural sites and gives them the opportunity to explore all that NYC has to offer.


Contact the Trinity/La MaMa Adviser

Lizzie Smith 66 Vernon Street
Hartford, CT 06106