The Twelve Huntsmen

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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. Each Huntsman has a story, but not all are told every night. This play can be different every performance!


Length: Variable

Casting: Roles for 17-50+

13+ W and 4+M

This play requires a large cast: at least 13 women and 4 men, but it can be done with 50 actors getting named parts.  I want to assure any producer that 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. Trans and non-binary actors should be considered, and language can be adjusted.


Many of the plays can also be produced individually.

*Originally commissioned by Acme Theatre Company


There are 10,247,040 different ways this play could happen.