Mar 11, 2019

Experiments 19: They Call Me Wally

A play with music
By Alexandra Zelman-Doring

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Gore Abrams
Laura Troshynski
Carol Lambert
Anne O’Sullivan
Tom Martin
Scott Shirk
Allison Anderegg
Leo DeFriend

Alexandra Zelman-Doring’s plays have been presented at The Flea Theater, Access Theater, The Edinburgh Fringe, 59E59th, Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The New Ohio Theatre. She is a recent winner of the Financial Times/Bodley Head essay prize, and first prize winner of the Glascock poetry prize. She teaches at NYU’s graduate Film program.

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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