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.

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Over the past 22 years, The Experiments play reading series has never shied away from theatrical works dealing with deep, important issues. From Artificial intelligence to xenophobia, we have covered it all. And after just about 2 years of Covid restrictions and the heavy toll this pandemic has taken from the New York theatre community, we want to remember the importance of coming together to laugh. (with masks on, of course!)

This season, Experiments is dedicated to Comedy! Dark, satirical, slapstick or farce, each month we present a hilarious work in progress from an emerging theatre maker that is sure to remind us why we come to the theater. This season of Experiments we explore the power of laughter and celebrate the inevitable light at the end of this long pandemic tunnel.

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

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.

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