Author Archives: Paige Lowe

Late Afternoon Rehearsals


Plays might be any number of places in late afternoon rehearsals.

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She’s With the Band


Kelly Johnson is bartender and band liaison for 14/48 this weekend, so she’s got 2/3 of sex, drugs and rock and roll down. As band liaison, it’s her job to get anything the musicians need. Most of the time, that means finding music, but it might mean finding sound effects, or even turning videos of “delightful water sounds to fall asleep to” into a sound file.

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Without Them, We’d Be Stumbling in the Dark


For people who are less theater-minded, the role of lighting might not be as obvious as an actor or writer, but in a festival like 14/48, it’s an essential challenge. Lighting designer Lily McLeod has helped with 14/48’s lighting before, but she’s still considered a virgin on the design team. She explained that lighting is especially important in a festival like 14/48. “When you’re so limited in the set, she said, “Lighting is world building.” The color, intensity and quality […]

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BYOP – Bring Your Own Play


When you’re trying to make a play in 24 hours, you can’t make it unless you start a little bit ahead.

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Feeding an army


If the virgins were amazed by how many people it took to make 14/48 happen, they might be even more surprised by how much food it takes to feed them. This weekend, Jessica Stepka and Alber Sucupira are the kitchen leads. Earlier this week, they met to try to figure out how to keep the staff, artists and volunteers fed for the entire weekend. That means breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course, snacks, for people who won’t leave the college […]

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Two-handers


The two-hander is theater slang for a play with two people. 14/48 always has one two-hander and it’s infamous for having the hardest roles. Then actors only have 24-hours to learn half the lines in a 10 minute play (as opposed to a 4 or 5 person play where you might only have half as much). You also only have one person to play off of, so you have to hope you get good matches for the draw since there’s […]

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What are you talking about?


There’s something beautiful about going to a design meeting when you know nothing about the play they’re discussing.

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Virgins


When 14/48 says someone’s a “virgin” it just means that they’re new to a discipline (acting, directing, writing, designing or band). This year, band member Mark Fullerton is a Mazen Award winner, 14/48 Member, and a virgin. On the other end of the spectrum, there are virgins who never heard of the festival before they were invited to participate.

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And it’s about 7pm


And I have just arrived on the scene… exhale it’s all okay. I am using Paige’s login, but this is Annette an OG Blogger for 1448. Erin Stewart and I started blogging back in the aughts. And I am stoked to return to the not so stage… stage. The problem with blogging is that there is SO MUCH that happens SO MUCH to take in, it’s a challenge to snag it all. So. I won’t try. Let’ s get back […]

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Sleepless over the Mazen


Some 14/48 artists might lose sleep wondering if they’ll win the festival’s Mazen Award, which celebrates an outstanding contribution, but winning the award made Evan Whifield lose sleep.

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