Monthly Archives: May 2013

Video from Leicester

Need to get yourself pumped for 14/48: Kamikaze and All Virgins, check out this amazing video from the UK contingent of 14/48.

Nathan Human on 14/48: Leicester

Nathan Human shares some thoughts in the aftermath of 14/48: Leicester. I’m sure many a veteran will nod her/his head while reading this.I Might Have Told You This Already

Fact:  Geographical topography of the Leicester is that of a large bowl. It is physically easier to get into the city than it is to leave.  In the middle ages it was referred to as the Graete Hott Tubbe.

FACT: Queen Elizabeth I‘s personal favored courtier, Robert Dudley, who the Queen had one time thought of marrying, and who has been named and known as her possible lover for centuries, was given the Earldom of Leicester.

Balls out.

Rehearsal at the Y   So much tea, always tea! Prototypical Band Shot #26 I heard to actors saying they were going to go “balls out” on their show. I made me so proud. Also heard: “If this pineapple doesn’t explode, I’m going to kill myself.” 

What’s going down.

It’s early morning. Saturday. Scripts are coming in. I gave the writers a challenge last night and asked them to  see if they could write plays without sofas, desks or tables.One sarcastic bastard has a person sitting on the floor with a laptop saying ‘This is Heaven. You’re on a cloud, why would I have a desk? I love these people.

Fact: Leicester is mentioned in Geoffrey of Monmouth‘s Historia Regum Britanniae, written around 1136. According to Monmouth’s pseudohistorical work a mythical king of the Britons King Leir founded the city of Kaerleir (‘Leir’s chester’ – i.e. fortified town). Today the name of the city in the Welsh language is Caerlŷr. Leir was supposedly buried by Queen Cordelia in a chamber beneath the River Soar near the city dedicated to the Roman god Janus, and every year people celebrated his feast-day near Leir’s tomb.  William Shakespeare‘s King Lear is loosely based on this story and there […]

And…we’re off!

A sizable and very enthusiastic audience, just in time for all the parts to fall together.This afternoon I had doubts. Honestly, in the middle of tech today I thought this was going to be a disaster. I talk about believing in the people.I preach-ify about the having faith in the process. But right now, I fully buy it. I feel like a virgin 14/48’d for the very first time.And no I’m not drunk.


Ten minutes to the 7:00 meeting. Tech is done. Liz our SM is awesome. I wish I could tell you more about the shows, but frankly I can’t understand a word anyone is saying. I have never seen a 14/48 with more tables and sofa’s on stage.I’m not sure if they are filling between each transition and they will be long, long transitions.But they are starting the show with G.M.’s Faith. So I’m sure it will all work out.I’m getting a […]