Experiments Play Reading Series


Experiments 18: Parts for Meryl Streep
Submissions now CLOSED!

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.

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 13, 2018
for Experiments 19: Class Acts [2018-2019 season]

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. 
We are looking for plays in process that have not been read in front of a New York audience before. It is not necessary to submit a completed text. A few scenes and a synopsis will suffice. 
E-mail all submissions to lamamaexperiments@gmail.com in PDF format

Upcoming Readings


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