Feb 26, 2018

Experiments 18: In Among the Young and the Healthy

By Robert Zander Norman
Directed by Alex Hare

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A young man uproots his life in the suburban Midwest to move across the country and be closer to an online journalist who’s charmed him with her obsessive photo essays on impending nuclear apocalypse.


Everett: Russell Sperberg

Charlotte: Tara Pacheco

Dana and others: Narea Kang

Dale and others: Felipe Bonilla

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Robert Zander Norman is a graduate of NYU’s Dramatic Writing program. He is from San Jose, California and is a co-founder and publisher of somos potros. His work has been performed in New York and the Bay Area. His play All of My Blood was produced as part of the 2017 Corkscrew Theater Festival.

Alex Hare is a director/writer investigating what it means to be a citizen-artist. Projects in 2017 included You Can’t Kiss a Movie (HERE Arts Center), a multimedia play inspired by the French New Wave; Autoportrait by Zachary Small (Dixon Place HOT! Festival), an experimental play about fiction and queer utopia; and Chains Don’t Rattle Themselves, a song cycle bringing formerly incarcerated writers together with composer/performers to create songs about youth incarceration. Alex is the Associate Artistic Director of Corkscrew Theater Festival, a summer festival for early-career artists. Assistant credits: Side Show (Broadway, Kennedy Center), School of Rock (Broadway). Alex studied American Studies at Columbia University. alexhare.nyc

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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