10:30 folks, don’t think we forgot about you! It’s Saturday night, you’re ready to party — and have we got some freaky $h1+ for you!!!!! So buckle up!!!
Here’s the cast of Nihilism Blues. They’re pumped and excited to start the show. (And they’re taking a break from running lines to take this picture.) The final preparations are being done, the fruit is juuuuuuuuuuust about finished, the band is warming up and 14/48 is just about ready to rock your world!
I sat to talk to our previous Colonial Overlords (our British friends), Neil Reading and Matthew Beames, about their experiences here in 14/48 vs. back in the UK. Biggest different artistry wise? The overall standard is higher here, slightly. The average age here is older therefore everyone is much more confidence in what they do and is the confidence that makes the process better. And the age of the festival, it’s a part of Seattle, but its still got 18 […]
By Penelope Venturini The actors of CLOUDS are working hard as they run through without scripts, trying to remember their lines. Running and refining. They have basic props with them in their rehearsal room, even though they do not have the full set,complete with fog. They are working with what they ahve. When they finish a run, they take 5 to run over their lines. Writer Matthew Beames from Southhampton, England says he feels very good about the show. It […]
UNTITLED is an … intense play. I’ve seen most of it, but never in order. Its a story of two old friends reuniting, and that’s all I’ll say about that. But because it’s about two old friends that means that the two actors involved in it have a LOT of work to do. There’s no one else on stage but them, no comedic tropes to hide behind, and not a lot of time to establish character, relationship, emotional stakes, and […]
Notes on the latest run through of Stuck On You. “We’ve got a proper ‘Bing-Bong’ doorbell. We tried some more gothic and my concern was that none of them would read quick enough to the audience.” “The whole Gilligan bit is really in its stride.” “We have a music player, an old Motorola built into a brick” (I have no idea what this means…) “Biscuits could be any number of things. But cookies are very specific. … There’s a whole […]
By Penelope Venturini The stage seems deadly as the crew sets up for Noir (If you are) tech time. The set reminds me of a murder mystery. They skip past a few pages onto the fourth page. After they say a few lines they skip ahead again. “He wants to kill me” “Who?” “My fiance” They say with rising suspicion and mood. The scene is very scary. They start from the top, into what seems like a mystery short. The […]