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12 Peers Theater
Artistic Director: Vince Ventura 
Producing Artistic Director: Sara Fisher 
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White Rabbit Red Rabbit is Back for One Night Only

Last year’s hit production by returns for One Night Only!


Imagine being 29 years old and unable to leave your country. Iranian Nassim Soleimanpour is a conscientious objector who refused to take part in military service, mandatory for all Iranian men. Soleimanpour turned his isolation to his advantage with a wild, utterly original play, an absurdist adventure that blends comedy and drama. In White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, he distills the experience of an entire generation born amid the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war—computer-literate, well-informed young people who have never known an Iran other than the Islamic Republic.

With no director, no set, and a different guest performer each night, this play is performed by distinct local actors reading a script they see for the first time as they step onstage in front of a live audience. Using a menagerie of allegorical animals, the play is “not about Iran,” but grapples with the social phenomena of power, obedience, and manipulation.

12 Peers Theater's 2017 Season

Modern Myths Podcast

12 Peers Theater will launch their 2016 season with a groundbreaking year round podcast featuring new play readings, exclusive interviews with the playwrights, and Q&A sessions with the producers, directors and actors. In an effort to make theatre more accessible and on demand, the thirteen new plays will premiere online over the course of 52 episodes spanning the entirety of 2016.


Last Season at 12 Peers Theater

  • Nick Mitchell, Gayle Pazerski, and Sara Ashley Fisher in The Birds by Conor McPherson
    Nick Mitchell, Gayle Pazerski, and Sara Ashley Fisher in The Birds by Conor McPherson
  • Ingrid Sonnichsen in White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour
    Ingrid Sonnichsen in White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour
  • Nick Mitchell and Gayle Pazerski in The Birds by Conor McPherson
    Nick Mitchell and Gayle Pazerski in The Birds by Conor McPherson
Nick Mitchell, Gayle Pazerski, and Sara Ashley Fisher in The Birds by Conor McPherson
Nick Mitchell, Gayle Pazerski, and Sara Ashley Fisher in The Birds by Conor McPherson

12 Peers Theater's Mission


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.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Mar 27 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, May 3 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday, May 4 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, May 5 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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