Stage 13 is an ensemble of artists with a common vision dedicated to creating new work for the American theater. The company grew out of Boston University's School for the Arts, where all three artistic directors were classmates along with many founding and current members. Though Stage 13 is only 2 years old, most of the artists have been working together in one form or another for the past decade on stages around the country as well as in NYC, including Broadway, off-Broadway, and improv theatres such as The Upright Citizens Brigade and the People's Improv Theater. In 2004, Sarah Saltzberg and Dan Fogler were part of the creative team behind the Tony Award winning THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, and continued with the show to Broadway where it ran for almost three years. Since then, collaboration with fellow artists and institutions have been a cornerstone of Stage 13's mission. Recent projects include Dan Fogler's ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM in the 2007 New York International Fringe Festival, HYSTERICAL PSYCHO (an improvised comedy-horror film), MEANWHILE, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF MOUNT VESUVIUS (by Jay Reiss, music by Scott Murphy and directed by Jon
Carrafa, workshop at Yale Rep), and THE VOYAGE OF THE CARCASS (by Dan O'Brien, at Soho Rep). In addition, Stage 13 works closely with PolyPrep School in Brooklyn as part of an ongoing educational and community outreach component of its initiatives.
"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify them, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do." - Jack Kerouac
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