Overheard: “Really sexy… porn… type music” “clean water…” “…the leaves are talking” “Goulash” “The GREAT satan” “It’s always weird” “Marriage is difficult”  

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Morning Rehearsal

  The morning rehearsal. The writer will sit through the first read-through and then it is all about the director guiding their cast of actors through the script again and again. There are different styles. Many read thrus sitting down. Having the actors wander around and learn their lines. A quick read-thru and UP ON FEET and blocking. And stopping and adding. And blocking. Looking around the day has a different vibe than yesterday. It’s cooler and the plays feel […]

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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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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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Showtime Act II

Play 5 Animal Jam. Directed by Peggy Gannon. Written by Tina Rowley Performed by: Benjamin McFadden, Matthew Middleton, Erin Stewart, Evan Whitfield (aka Mr. Mazon) The thing I liked most about this play was the actors’ constant movement. They held their arms SO GOOD. And bobbed and weaved like champs. They were champs as characters in a video game. Again casting was perfection. Super fun way to open act 2. Play 6 They Fuck You Up. Directed by Mimi Katano. […]

Showtime Act I

This was a fun night. Every writer made good use of the theme. Every actor acted their hearts out. Every director made strong choices. AND the band killed it. Jodi Paul did the intro to the night. That man can mince some words. He said my favorite word “cadre” when referring to all the actors tonight. A “cadre of talent”. THEN he outdid himself by referring to dionysus when gesturing to the refreshment table. This year there is ONE bucket […]

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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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Tech has come with a very silly hat and a lot of hashtags

The matching Scottish accents of this morning have been traded for matching plaid skirts in tonight’s second play. The play also has gained a large hat with an even larger feather and bird noises are being added to the right spots.

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