The cast will feature Emmy winner Michael Emerson ("Lost," "Person of Interest"), Jeff Binder (Lieutenant of Inishmore, Lion King, Mary Poppins) and Mason Lee ("Hangover 2").
Sean Daniels directs.
The Learning Curve, according to press notes, "follows the journeys of teachers at all phases of their careers. Meet Mitch, who has fled his depressing stint as a management trainee in search of a more meaningful existence and winds up with a dismal assignment: working as a long-term substitute teacher to a particularly challenging set of high school students. [The play] tracks his journey of daily setbacks and the occasional tiny victory as it charts one person’s struggle to find his place in the world."
Ian Mairs' plays include Parts Unknown, Bay at the Moon, Our David, She's a Big Girl, Now and Nocturne at Twilight.
NYU is hosting the reading for industry professionals interested in learning more about the play and Mairs' comedy writing.