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October 11, 2012

13P, The Innovative American Playwrights Collective, Implodes and Launches "A People's History of 13P"

In 2003, concerned that the trend of endless readings and development programs was limiting the texture and ambition of new American plays, 13 midcareer playwrights banded together to try a different model. Each playwright would serve as Artistic Director of the company—deciding the goals of the project, designing its process, and choosing collaborators—as it realized a full production of his/her play. They called this organization 13P and together, they realized full productions of 13 plays, one by each playwright. In July 2012 with their final production, Sara Ruhl’s (P#13) sold-out Melancholy Play, 13P completed its mission and imploded.   Read More


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