Experiments Play Reading Series


For the 2019-20 season, Experiments looks to the past while seeking out new emerging playwrights of all backgrounds.  Experiments: 20 “House of Ellen” presents work that honors the spirit of La MaMa's founder Ellen Stewart on the 100th anniversary of her birth.

 La MaMa is exploring ways to respond creatively to a situation that is potentially changing how we gather as a community in our theatres. La MaMa is working with CultureHub to provide online streaming of  select productions and events on Howlround Theatre Commons.
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This Season

Now Accepting Applications for La MaMa Experiments Play Reading Series (2020-2021)

Experiments 21: un-American

For the 21st season of La MaMa Experiments we will focus on theatre-makers working outside the American experience. Whether it’s plays about navigating the UK’s National Health Service or escaping an arranged marriage in India’s upperclass society, each month during our season we will present works in progress that explore universal themes set in frameworks foreign to most Americans. 
As the country focuses on our national elections and their impact, Experiments continues to reach outward giving its New York audience a chance to learn and grow with a larger, global storytelling community.

This is an incredibly challenging time for all of us, including arts organizations and the artists and employees who are now impacted by this suspension.  If you are able, please consider making a donation and showing your support.  Thank you.

Experiments Play Reading Series in 2019-2020 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 Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, with additional support from the Axe-Houghton Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, The John Golden Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Shubert Foundation and The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.


Browse Past Readings

53rd Season (2014-2015) – Experiments 15: From The Vault Play Reading Series