Posted on January 24, 2008 at 8:43 pm

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Standing (l to r): Kathryn Foley (Kendra); Elizabeth Gillies (Lucy); Hannah Freeman (Patrice); Evan Daves (Simon); Malcolm Morano (Brett); Eamon Foley (Richie); Danielle Freed (Molly); Sascha Peralta-Ramos (Cassie); Ariana Grande (Charlotte); JJ Singleton (Malcolm); Alex Greenzeig (Eddie); Aaron Simon Gross (Archie); On the floor: Douglas Fabian (Evan). Photo courtesy Vanessa Brown

We spent two weeks in January reading the newest draft of “13” at Ripley-Grier Studios in Manhattan with a wonderful group of actors. I had so much fun with the cast that I just wanted to let you see them all together. This is the fourth time we’ve cast the show (we did a New York reading in September 2004, the workshop in Los Angeles, the production at the Mark Taper Forum, and now this one), and we’re going into more casting for Goodspeed almost immediately, but I feel so much gratitude to every performer who’s given their time to our show. “13” keeps getting better because the actors keep teaching us what we’re doing wrong and what we’re doing right. Thanks to these thirteen awesome performers pictured above, and all the other “13” alumni!

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