Mar 19, 2018

Experiments 18: When The Party’s Over

By Glory Kadigan
Directed by Katrin Hilbe
Stage Managed by Kat Meister

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Broadway actress Anna takes her mother Adriana on an Alaskan vacation in the hope of repairing their terse relationship. It’s “all aboard” as the ladies sail off, but Anna and the other passengers get more than they bargained for on their magical glacial adventure as Anna encounters ghosts from the past.


| Donna Vivino | Margaret Ladd | Jill Shackner | ​David Anzuelo | Aaron Marshall-Bobb | Peter Reznikoff | Meghan St. Thomas |

Katrin Hilbe (Director) is a director of Liechtenstein-Kansas origin, working in the US and in Europe. Her production of R. Strauss’ SALOME for New Orleans Opera won “Best Opera Production”, and Julia Pascal’s play  ST JOAN won the Hilton Edwards Award for best direction & adaptation at the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival. Katrin is a member of SDC, LPTW, TRU, DG and the PDU of The Actors Studio. More information: and

Glory Kadigan (Playwright) plays have been presented in New Zealand, Singapore (Esplanade), and London.  NY plays presented at: Dixon Place, Actors Studio, The Workshop Theatre, Gene Frankel, TADA, Robert Moss, and Terry Schreiber. “Uzume” was part of the 2016 La Mama Staged Reading series. A member of Actors Studio PDU, SDC, LPTW. A full production of “We’ll Meet Again” will be directed by Tony Award Winner Tonya Pinkins in 2019.

Kathryn Meister (Stage Manager) Selected New York Credits: Playwrights for a Cause 2017 (Planet Connections); Clover (Planet Connections/La Mama); Hyena (Edinburgh Fringe Festival; United Solo Festival; La Mama); Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); The Blueprint Specials (Waterwell); Capriccio, La Fanciulla del West (Apotheosis Opera). Graduate of the University of Southern California.

Aaron Marshall-Bobb (Mark) is a performing artist from Brooklyn, NY. He was recently seen in Dreamgirls at Yale as Jimmy “Thunder” Early. Planet Connections Acting Award Nomination for The Lost or How To Just Be. Love and gratitude to Pace Performing Arts, The Lost Collective, CHVBRZ, and Mom.

Donna Vivino* (Anna) performed as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, previously starring in the role on the 1st National Tour. She was the original Young Cosette in “Les Miserables” Broadway. Other Broadway credits include “Fame Becomes Me” with Martin Short, “Hairspray” and “Saturday Night Fever”. Most recent: “Merrily We Roll Along” (LA Ovation Nomination)  opposite Wayne Brady.

Margaret Ladd* (Adrianna) Broadway: The Great Indoors with Geraldine Page, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie with Zoe Caldwell, and others. Off Broadway: The Knack, director Mike Nichols. Williamstown: Long Days Journey into Night, King Lear; Public Theater Museum; Mean Girls at Playwrights For A Cause opposite Carol Kane. Winner Outstanding Actress Planet Connections. Film and TV:  Mozart in the Jungle, Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes.  Robert Altman’s A Wedding; Emma Channing on Falcon Crest, (Best Comedic Actress in a Dramatic Series).

Jill Shackner* (Anna Rose) Broadway: Les Misérables. Off-Broadway: Safe (14th St Y), Iowa (Playwrights Horizons), A Charity Case (Theatre Row), Landscape of the Body (Signature). Film: “Faraway Eyes,” “On Monday of Last Week,” “Staring at the Sun,” “Eugenia and John,” “Text Me,” “Paper Man,” “House of D.”  TV: “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The Americans,” “The Michael J. Fox Show.” Planet Connections 2017 Nominee.

​David Anzuelo* (Dean) Film credits: A Walk Among The Tombstones; Remember Me. TV: The Americans; Elementary; Deadbeat; White Collar. Theater: Fishmen (Intar); Intimacy (New Group); 12 Angry Men (Northern Stage); Oedipus El Rey (Woolly Mammoth); Stand-up Tragedy (Apple Tree Theater; Joseph Jefferson Award). David is a member of Labyrinth Theater Company, Rising Phoenix Rep and Actor’s Theater NYC.

Peter Reznikoff* (Captain Lars) ​has been an actor and voice-over artist for 30 years, with credits on Broadway, off Broadway, Regional Theatre, in films and television and voice-over commercials, narration and animation. Recent credits include Limitless(CBS),The Blackbook Redemption (NBC) The Russian Room (Netflixs), The Untitled Teen Horror Film, filming now.

Meghan St. Thomas* (Stage Directions)  has performed in several Off-Broadway venues such as 59E59 Theaters, Playwrights Horizons, Theatre Row and The New Ohio Theatre. She was recently seen in The New World Stages Obie award-winning production of The Woodman, puppeteering the Tin Man, the Crows and several other characters. Performed in Erik Ehn’s The Quiet House, Planet Connections. Film credits include PBS, Broadway HD, ABC Digit, & Discovery ID.Check out her upcoming comedy shows @The_M_Saint.

*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity

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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