Experiments Play Reading Series

Series Coordinator: Matt Nasser

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The Experiments play reading series has provided a forum for talented playwrights and theatre makers to continue their creative process. The Monday night readings give emerging artists the opportunity to hear their developing works read by professional actors and receive valuable audience feedback. Experiments remains an artist driven service organized around shifting themes to allow a larger, under-served theater community to experience a greater diversity of programming.

Experiments 23

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For our 23rd season, Experiments play reading series focuses on theatrical works in progress addressing mental health issues. No one is more familiar with the need to create greater access to mental healthcare than our New York audience, who come face to face with this crisis on a daily basis. After 3 years of a global pandemic, all of us are feeling the upsurge of anxiety and depression, but these trends have been on the rise long before Covid-19. The works this season shed light on important, personal stories and deal with this subject matter in many different and unique ways. From tongue in cheek comedies to absurdist tragedies, Experiments hopes to create a season that will destigmaify, enlighten and, yes, even entertain.

As always, we are only interested in works in process that have never been read for a New York audience.

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E-mail Submissions to LaMaMaExperiments@gmail.com for consideration!

Please submit scripts in PDF format.

Please submit at least two scenes of the work you are proposing for the Experiments. We are only interested in plays in development that have never been read for a New York audience.

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Experiments Play Reading Series in 2021-2022 is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature with additional support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, The John Golden Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation.