12 Peers Theater's Eighth Season Looks Back As It Looks Forward

12 Peers Theater's Eighth Season Looks Back As It Looks Forward

12 Peers Theater announces their eighth season featuring the return of Mythburgh, a site-specific performance and storytelling series, and two local premieres, Blank and Everybody. Blank is a performance piece by Nassim Soleimanpour, the mastermind behind 2016's White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Everybody is a 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins that remixes the classic Everyman for a modern audience. The play features a rotating cast of performers, ensuring no two performances are the same.

"12 Peers Theater has been lucky enough to produce some of the most interesting and exciting contemporary playwrights, and we will continue that trend in our 2019 Season," says Artistic Director Vince Ventura. "We will revisit the experiment started with 2016's White Rabbit Red Rabbit and bring a 2018 Pulitzer Finalist to the greater Pittsburgh area. Our 2019 season is a meditation on meaning, fate, and impermanence. What better way to do that than to look back as we look forward."



March 10, April 14, October 13, and November 10, 2019


4104 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Telling the stories that make Pittsburgh unique, online and in person

Mythburgh finds myth and inspiration in the creepy, epic, weird, and truly Pittsburgh stories, told by Pittsburghers and adapted by local playwrights into short plays and digital content. Featuring a recurring cast of characters with their own online lives and a site-specific location, Mythburgh will push the limits of live theatre and engage audiences online and in person.


By Nassim Soleimanpour

May 2 - 19, 2019

Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre

The University of Pittsburgh

Performed by a new actor at each performance and continuing the formal experiment that marked White Rabbit Red Rabbit, Nassim Soleimanpour brings us Blank. Through a joint effort between audience and performer, the gaps in the script are filled in to reveal a story that celebrates the human imagination. As formally inventive as it is engaging, Blank reverses the typical theatre experience: A script riddled with blanks leaves the audience in charge of how the story will unfold. The concept might be simple, but the result is nothing short of empowering as a random audience member sees his or her future determined by the imagination of others.


By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by Vince Ventura

August 1 - 18, 2019

Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre

The University of Pittsburgh

This modern riff on the 15th-century morality play Everyman follows "Everybody" (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as he or she travels down a road toward life's greatest mystery. With 120 possible casting combinations assigned to the actors during the performance, no two performances of this 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist will be the same.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION: 412-626-6784 or www.12peers.org.
Single Tickets range from Name Your Own Price to $20.00.

Mythburgh performs March 10, April 14, October 13, and November 10, 2019.

Mythburgh tickets are always Name Your Own Price.

4104 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (Bloomfield)
Port Authority bus routes: 86, 88


Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
Fridays at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

For a complete listing of performance times, please visit www.12peers.org or call 412-626-6784.


Flex Passes: $30.00 - $80.00

Single Tickets range from Name Your Own Price to $20.00 and go on sale December 15, 2018.


Artist: $15.00

Student: Name Your Own Price

Senior: Name Your Own Price

Dramatists Guild Members: Free through the Playwrights Welcome Program

All Preview Performances, Sunday Performances, and Monday Industry Night Performances in the 2019 Main Stage season are Name Your Own Price. 


4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (Oakland)

Port Authority bus routes: 54, 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D


Parking available on Bigelow Blvd., Forbes Ave., Fifth Ave., or at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Parking Garage on Bigelow Blvd.


Founded in 2011 and taking their name from the Twelve Peers of Charlemagne, 12 Peers Theater is a 501(c)(3) organization operating in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.  12 Peers Theater's mission is to provide challenging and engaging theater through contemporary works exploring myth and cultural identity.



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