Anne Washburn took notes during her tech rehearsals over the years. 10 Out of 12 is a wry and absorbing look at how work forms us and deforms us.
CRITIC'S PICK! "Washburn cracks the door on a world that shouldn't be so alien -- a play rehearsal -- and reveals abundant wonder, whimsy, even horror... incredible attention to detail and tone... all at once a familiar haunt and a devilish maze."Time Out New York
"...exceptionally funny and moving."New York Magazine
"A strange and ecstatic vision... a wholly original love song to the maddening art of the theater."The New York Times
"...excruciatingly detailed and... terribly funny!"Variety
"A bold new play..."Entertainment Weekly
"The repertoire isn't exactly skimpy when it comes to plays-within-plays that take us backstage... 10 Out of 12 isn't like any of them... I was mezmerized."Edmonton Journal
10 Out of 12 Script
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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to tech. Around you, a company of 14 is engaged in the very peculiar -- and peculiarly impossible -- task of making a new play. You'll have a seat next to the sound designer as he mixes cues. You'll eavesdrop on backstage gossip as it happens over headset. You'll watch the director struggle to contain the uncontainable.