Category Archives: 14/48 Band

we’re putting ‘The Band’ back together…


The draw is done. The scripts are in hand. Now comes the big question: What does the Band do? Each band member reads one of the plays, They then take that play on as their assignment, They divide up, find the directors somewhere in the big building, They ask the director: What is the mood they are trying to create? What is the play’s setting? Is there a specific song they want? Is there any foley of sound cues in […]

Wrapping up tech…


You know what’s great about tech at 14/48?  The plays don’t fall apart like they do in other tech processes; instead, they come together.  You wouldn’t think that a run-thru with new costumes and props and sets and music would be cohesive and full of energy at 10pm on Wednesday night and yet… it was! If you know me, you know I’m a pretty straight-shooter, and I gotta say… the band is cooking’, the chefs have prepared a symphonic feast, the disco ball […]

Observations from Play #1


Earlier in the week, Shawn expressed his dismay at the Destiny Meeting that none of the playwrights or designers from the previous weekend had incorporated the current design scheme into their pieces. Well, Mr. Belyea, your dreams are going to be fulfilled this week! During tech #1, I’ve seen some Hawaiian shirts, heard the strains of the “Love Boat” theme, and fanny packs. You heard that right, James.

Here’s the gossip!


Fact: Chef Mark Missing used to do musical theatre in high school. “Blackberries rule the world!” Fact: The entree actor/director team says that there may or may not be dry humping. “…boozy goat cheese…” Fact: Band member Kevin Nortness was once traumatized by a steel drum gig and was in the second 14/48 EVER at the original ConWorks!

More photos from the afternoon!


Photos by Joe Iano

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What’s the band even up to lately?


  I can feel myself. – Guitar player giving cues Of course the band, DARTH PUSSY, will be playing the classic R.E.M. song in honor of the theme NO REGRETS. They’re currently practicing their closing number, “The End of the Show as We Know It.” Let’s see what that sounds like. Let’s do meows. – On the band doing Scotland, the Brave

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14/48 – End of Day 1


Day one is over!!!! Time to do it all again!

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Photos from Friday rehearsals!


All photos taken by Joe Iano Photography

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Saved By the Bell, the theme.


Jason Harber (Mazen) has been submitting “Saved By the Bell,” the theme, for ten years. He’s asked folks to submit by proxy, in England, in Texas, for every theme drawing opportunity. Jason moved away recently to Chicago, Ill. with his wife, Erin Kraft (Mazen). His last 14/48 was Kamikaze 360, which was my first blogging experience, here at ACT in the Allen Theatre. And now, this year, once he has moved away, his theme has been drawn. Playwrights, directors, designers, musicians, […]

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OH at Band Practice


via Band Virgin Pamala Mijatov: Michael: How much of “Friends Forever” are we gonna play? Brian: I don’t see us ever stopping, really.  

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