10 Out of 12

by  Anne Washburn

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  8m, 6f

Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns) 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.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 6f
  • Duration


    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.

Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns) 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.

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  • Anne Washburn is the recipient of the 2015 Whiting Award for Drama



Critics’ 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, Read More 

"...exceptiionally funny and moving..." - New York Magazine, Read More 

“a strange and ecstatic vision…a wholly original love song to the maddening art of the theater” - The New York Times, Read More

"...excruciatingly detailed and...terribly funny!" - Variety, Read More 

"a bold new play..." - Entertainment Weekly, Read More 

" 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, Read More


Performing Groups

  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: A downtown New York theatre during technical rehearsals.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes


8m, 6f

BEN – plays Charles
EVA – plays Marie
SIGET – plays Old Lady and Lucille
PAUL – plays Carstairs
JAKE – plays Richard

Some characters are seen on the stage, but heard only in the house, or on headset:

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Flexible casting



Anne Washburn

Anne Washburn’s play's include Mr. Burns, 10 out of 12, Antlia Pneumatica, A Devil At Noon, Apparition, The Communist Dracula Pageant, I Have Loved Strangers, The Ladies, The Internationalist, The Small, Little Bunny Foo Foo, and transadaptations of Euripides' Orestes and Iphigenia In Aulis. Awards include a Whiting A ...

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10 Out of 12 premiered in New York City with SoHo Rep in May of 2015 under the direction of Les Waters.

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