The Twelve Huntsmen

Length: Variable

Casting: Roles for 17-50+

13+ W and 4+M

For latest draft, click The Twelve Huntsmen_ Grimm _2019

A play that can be done a million different ways.

SYNOPSIS: The Brothers Grimm tromp through the forest in search of fairy tales and stumble into a story: “Cesario” and a band of eleven women have disguised themselves as Huntsmen. The women tell stories inspired by food. Some are dark, some comic, some strange, some new, and some familiar. Every Huntsman has a story, but not all are told every night and the order is random. 

This play is ideal for universities, high school, and community theatres in search of a play that will challenge a large cast. 

This play requires at least 13 women and 4 men, but it can be done with 50 actors getting named parts.  The gendering of the characters should not suggest rigid binary cis-casting. A group of folks escaping the socially-imposed ‘normal’ gender roles to be Huntsmen can mean many things.

Looking for a short play? Many of the plays can also be produced individually.

*Originally commissioned and produced by Acme Theatre Company