Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to tech. Around you, a company of 14 is engaged in the very peculiarâ€”and peculiarly impossibleâ€”task of making a new play. Youâ€™ll have a seat next to the sound designer as he mixes cues. Youâ€™ll eavesdrop on backstage gossip as it happens over headset. Youâ€™ll watch the director struggle to contain the uncontainable.
Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns) took notes during her tech rehearsals over the years. Directed by Les Waters,Â 10 out of 12Â is a wry and absorbing look at how work forms us and deforms us.
â€œWashburn cracks the door on a world that shouldnâ€™t be so alienâ€“a play rehearsalâ€“and reveals abundant wonder, whimsy, even horrorâ€¦incredible attention to detail and toneâ€¦all at once a familiar haunt and a devilish maze. Criticsâ€™ Pick.â€Â â€”Â Time Out New York
â€œexceptionally funny and movingâ€¦Indeed, the entire cast, under the jaw-droppingly fine direction of Les Waters, is dead-on. â€Â â€”Â New York Magazine
â€œa strange and ecstatic visionâ€¦a wholly original love song to the maddening art of the theaterâ€Â â€”Â The New York Times
â€œterribly funnyâ€¦the actors are a particular joy to watchâ€Â â€”Â Variety
â€œa bold new playâ€¦Washburn and Waters truly nail the small detailsâ€Â â€” Entertainment Weekly
Featuring:Â Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeff Biehl, Gibson Frazier, Rebecca Hart, Nina Hellman, Sue Jean Kim, Bruce McKenzie, Garrett Neergaard, Bray Poor, David Ross, Thomas Jay Ryan, Conrad Schott, Wendy Rich Stetson and Leigh Wade.
Set Design by David Zinn, Lighting Design by Justin Townsend, Sound Design by Bray Poor,Â Costume Design by Ãsta Bennie Hostetter,Â Props by George Hoffmann & Greg Kozatek; Production Stage Manager: Amanda Spooner, Production Manger: Jeff Drucker, Company Manager: Sizo Kunene, Casting: Jack Doulin, C.S.A.Â Illustration:Â Riki Blanco.