Experiments Play Reading Series

Experiments 18: Parts for Meryl Streep

As the title suggests, The 18th season of Experiments Play Reading Series is focused on playwrights whose work features a dynamic leading character worthy of the "best actress of her generation." Although we are sure Ms.Streep would masterfully bring to life any of these parts, our mission is to select work based on the themes Meryl has championed throughout her career; empathy, diversity and activism. Using these pillars as our guide, each month, La MaMa's Experiments 18 will showcase a play centered around a strong and inspiring lead character who can be of any ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, disability and sexual orientation.


E-mail all submissions to lamamaexperiments@gmail.com in PDF format
For the 2018-19 season, Experiments looks to the past while seeking out new emerging playwrights of all backgrounds.  Experiments: 19 “Class Acts” will present works in progress inspired by classical texts. Each month, we will select an up-and-coming playwright who has re-imagined Shakespeare, a Greek tragedy or any number of classical texts to create a new, vibrant work that speaks to us today. 
Click here to meet with curators and discuss your work in person at the next La MaMa Meet Ups.

Coming Soon


Browse Past Readings

56th Season (2017-2018) – Experiments 18: PARTS FOR MERYL STREEP

55th Season (2016-2017) – Experiments 17: THE FUTURE ON STAGE

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