13 Playwrights was conceived to offer playwrights the chance to produce their own fully-staged productions as an alternative to the standard practice of developmental readings. Each playwright rotates as artistic director of the company during the dates of production for their respective play. Once all of the assembled playwrights in 13P have had their works staged, the group will disband.
The 2011-2012 season marks the final set of works from 13P, which will also offer A People’s History of 13P, "an oral history video archive that documents the experiences and challenges 13P has faced from inception to implosion."
The world premiere of Courtney's A Map of Virtue will be staged by Ken Rus Schmoll (Middletown) Feb. 5-25, 2012, at the East 4th Street Theatre. Here's how the work is billed: "In this middle-of-the-night horror, a shared obsession leaves a group of friends stranded in the woods. A bird statue serves as guide through this symmetrical story of coincidence, tragedy and friendship."
In summer 2012 13P will stage its final work, a world premiere by Tony Award-nominated playwright Ruhl (In the Next Room, Eurydice, Dead Man's Cell Phone, The Clean House). Details will be announced shortly.
The playwrights in 13P also include Sheila Callaghan, Madeleine George, Rob Handel, Ann Marie Healy, Julia Jarcho, Young Jean Lee, Winter Miller, Kate E. Ryan, Lucy Thurber, Anne Washburn and Gary Winter.