14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival
14 plays written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, premiered in 48 hours.
ACT Theater – Gregory Falls Theater
January 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2016
8:00pm and 10:30pm
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! (ACT website)
General Admission: $20 online/$25 door
Students FREE on Friday at 10:30pm and $10 all other performances (at the door with ID)
The 14/48 Projects is so damn excited to return to ACT Theater as one of their ACTLab partners with our signature event, the thing that started it all – 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival.
Over the last two decades, we’ve cooked up all kinds of 14/48 festivals – Kamikaze, All Virgins, Outdoors, Young Guns vs Old School – but this one gets back to our roots with some pure and simple straight up 14/48 lovin’.
Want to know more? Here’s how it all works…
Early Thursday night:
After tapping the ceremonial 14/48 Keg, all the participants choose a theme by completing this sentence: “Theatre would be a lot more interesting if there were seven ten-minute plays about _____.” One answer is chosen at random and that becomes the theme for the following evening. Seven terrfied, excited, caffeinated writers must submit a brand new 10-minute play based on the theme by 8am Friday morning.
Seven directors gather and each randomly draw one play. Thirty minutes later, the directors blindly choose actors and actresses’ names on slips of paper to cast the show.
The band shows up to provide music and sound, designers create all technical aspects of each show as the directors and their casts rehearse all day. Each play gets 20 minutes of tech rehearsal.
The seven plays have their World Premiere at 8pm and Final Performance at 10:30pm. The 8pm audience provides the theme for Saturday’s show via a random drawing and the seven writers go home to start the process all over again to culminate with seven brand new scripts for Saturday evening at 8pm and 10:30pm, thus creating 14 plays in 48 hours.