Loading Events

13 Playwrights/Lucy Thurber’s Monstrosity

« Back to Events
This event has passed.
Jun 10, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Segal Theater

Join us for an evening spotlighting the work of 13P and their upcoming member production Monstrosity by Lucy Thurber. In addition to artists involved with Monstrosity, several of the member playwrights will be on-hand for a discussion about the history of the company, and the unique model of production employed by the organization.

Monstrosity is an epic of singing teenage fascists, magic, war, commerce, and a love story — a retelling of the Hero’s tale with a girl as the hero and a modern ending. Monstrosity opens July 9, 2009 at the Cornelia Connelly Center. Directed by Lear de Bessonet.

Lucy Thurber (P#8) Photo Courtesy of the Artist

Lucy Thurber (P#8)
Photo Courtesy of the Artist

Lucy Thurber is the author of seven plays: Where We’re Born, Ashville, Scarcity, Killers and Other Family, Stay, Bottom of The World and Monstrosity. Her work has been produced or developed at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Alaska’s Perserverance Theatre, The New Group, Primary Stages, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Soho Rep. and The Public Theater among others. Her produced plays are published by Dramatists Play Service. Thurber is a member of New Dramatists, 13P, MCC Playwrights Coalition and Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group at Primary Stages. She is currently writing a new play under commission from Playwrights Horizons.



13P (Thirteen Playwrights, Inc.) was formed in 2003 by 13 midcareer playwrights concerned about what the trend of endless readings and new play development programs is doing to the texture and ambition of new American plays. We decided we were ready to take matters into our own hands. 13P realizes full productions of new plays. The resources of the company are placed at the disposal of the playwright at work, who serves as the company’s artistic director during the production of her play. www.13p.org

The Playwrights of 13P are:
Anne Washburn (P#1)
Winter Miller (P#2)
Rob Handel (P#3)
Gary Winter (P#4)
Katherine Ryan (P#5)
Ann Marie Healy (P#6)
Sheila Callaghan (P#7)
Lucy Thurber (P#8)
Julia Jarcho (P#9)
Sarah Ruhl (P#10)
Madeleine George (P#11)
Young Jean Lee (P#12)
Erin Courtney (P#13)

6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 10th, 2009
Martin E. Segal Theatre. Free!