Dec 20, 2021

Experiments: Tarrare; The Hungriest Man

Federico Mostert

Series Director: Matt Nasser

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A man is born extremely hungry in the world, the world is France so the world is terrible and thus an absurd tragicomedy on gluttony, sin, and attraction goes down between private homes and hospitals. You have a body, I have a hunger, what could go wrong?


Meg Hrinkevich

Addie Guidry

Liam Haber

Attilio Rigotti

Mattie Barber-Bockleman

A portrait of Federico Mostert wearing a white t-shirt in front of a white wall with a chain fence

Federico Mostert is a playwright/poet/dogsbody based in New York, working on weird things for the sake of sheer contempt in reality. Falling in love with fiction will do that. His previously produced plays include All Light On Earth Comes From Somewhere Else, in collaboration with the Wallpaper Company, and Whales, an audio drama in the 5th Wall Festival by Platform Production Company. He is a recent graduate from NYU Tisch’s Drama Program. Love you, Mom & Dad. And to the first creature that walked on land: this is all your fault.

Series Director: Matt Nasser

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 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.

Experiments Play Reading Series


For the 23rd season of La MaMa Experiments we will focus 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.

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