La Mama Playreadings
La Mama has a long history of holding Playreadings on Saturday afternoons, in the set of another show. These public readings are often the first stage in the La Mama programming process and are an opportunity for writers primarily, but also for performers and directors, to hear the words aloud, with a live audience. From here, there are often redrafting processes before the work is ready for full production. La Mama staff attend the readings and are available to offer feedback and support in next stages. Tickets are $10 and conversation about the work (formal Q&A/informal chat) is encouraged. We try and create space for all Playreading requests and typically do 10 – 15 per year.