Nov 25, 2019

Experiments: Speech Therapy

Written by Milo Cramer
Directed by Morgan Green

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Terrance cannot pronounce “r,” “k,” “ch,” “sh,” “th,” “t,” “s,” or “z.” He plays video games for six hours a day. He’s thirteen. And he’s Laura’s first ever student, she’s never done this before, shhhhh don’t tell anyone. A tiny play about loneliness and syllables.

James Bernard as TERRANCE
Julia Izumi as LAURA
Lynn Hawley as SUSAN

MILO CRAMER is a playwright and co-founder of New Saloon Theater Company. His play Cute Activist recently premiered at The Bushwick Starr in association with Clubbed Thumb (“a brilliant match of material and theater…a fable for our times” – Jesse Green, NYT). With New Saloon, Milo co-created MINOR CHARACTER: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time (“delightful… a spring-green forum on youth’s discontents” – Helen Shaw, Village Voice), presented at The Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival, The Invisible Dog, PS122’s Catch:Coil, and The Sharon Playhouse. Milo has developed work at SoHo Rep, Ars Nova, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Mabou Mines, Musical Theater Factory, LMCC, elsewhere. Upcoming: BUSINESS IDEAS at Clubbed Thumb’s WinterWorks, BOY FACTORY, a podcast-play, and JURY DUTY, with Morgan Green, at BRIC. Milo is currently under commission from Playwrights Horizons. B.A. Bard College. Representation: Emma Feiwel, WME.

MORGAN GREEN is a New York based theater director and co-founder of New Saloon ( Her recent work includes the west coast premiere of The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe (Marin Theatre Company), Cute Activist by Milo Cramer (The Bushwick Starr), MINOR CHARACTER (The Public Theater), The Music Man (The Sharon Playhouse), and Far Away by Caryl Churchill (The Sharon Playhouse). She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, an alumni of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and Williamstown Theater Festival Directing Core, and a 2014-2015 Bob Moss Directing Resident at Playwrights Horizons. Morgan was the Associate Director for Pam Mackinnon on Amelie, a new musical on Broadway. She is the recipient of the 2016 New York Innovative Theater’s Outstanding Director Award for Six Translations of Uncle Vanya. She graduated from Bard College with a B.A. in Human Rights and Theater and the Ana Itelman prize for directing. Morgan is a proud member of SDC.

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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