About 12 Peers Theater

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.

Board of Directors

Justin Waters – Board President

Matt Henderson – Vice President

Mike Donavan – Secretary 

Seth Harris – Treasurer

Sara Fisher

Christopher Hallock

Vince Ventura


Vince Ventura – Artistic Director

Sara Fisher – Producing Artistic Director

Matt Henderson – Literary Manager & Marketing Director

Kara Sinclair – Production Manager

Marcus Savage – Modern Myths, Producer

Sandi Fisher – Box Office Assistant

Jennifer Kappert – Box Office Assistant

12 Peers Theater Production History

2016 - 2017 Season

Main Stage:

Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn

Special Events:

Squeeze My Cans by Cathy Schenkelberg

Mythburgh Written by Brian Edward, Molly Rice, Matt Henderson, Amy Hartman, Gayle Pazerski, and Mark Clayton Southers

2015 - 2016 Season

Main Stage:

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour

The Birds by Conor McPherson based on the short story by Daphne DuMaurier

New Play Readings:

The Modern Myths Podcast

2014 - 2015 Season

Main Stage:

Existence and the Single Girl  by Matt Henderson

Lovecraft’s Monsters written and performed by David Crawford

Detroit by Lisa D’Amour

Staged Readings:

Surprise! the Musical  by Quinn Shannon and Johnny Terreri

2013 - 2014 Season

Main Stage:

Colorado by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger

Cactus by Philip Real

Staged Readings:
ch-ch-ch by Mark Cornell (Pittsburgh New Works Festival)

Summer Scribes Reading Series

Leg by Callan Stout

Widow of Tom’s Hill by Aleks Merilo

Mango Farmer of Vermont by Emily Feldman

Middle Distance by Sam Havens

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2012 - 2013 Season

Main Stage:

Cultivating Culture Series at ModernFormations 

  • The Ghosts in Aisle 30 by Matt Henderson
  • The 12 Peers Cabaret 
  • Wine and Spirits by Michael McGovern 
  • Poe’s Last Night written and performed by David Crawford

Tick, Tick …BOOM! Book,  Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Talk About the Passion by Graham Farrow & sustenance by James Roday

Staged Readings:

Everything by David Blomquist
 (Pittsburgh New Works Festival)

Cactus by Philip Real

Summer Scribes Reading Series

Existence and the Single Girl by Matt Henderson
Inheritance by Jason Irwin
The Disappearing by Michael McGovern
Monday With Dracula by Brian Edward 

2011 - 2012 Season

Main Stage:

The Weird by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

The Pittsburgh Monologue Project by Robert Isenberg and Brad Keller

Staged Readings:

Best Ever Creation Story Contest by Eoin Carney  
(Pittsburgh New Works Festival)

Summer Scribes Reading Series 

Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger

baby… maybe… by F.J. Hartland 

The Mid-Mortem Crisis of William Shakespeare by Brian Edward

W@ste by Dennis Schebetta