Category Archives: 14/48

Dinner


Wandering around pre-dinner Paige (my fellow blogger) and I notice props coming together. Things are looking good. We run into Brian Stricklin who is telling a sign to dry. “Dry, dry, dry,” he says. I think that is OFFICIALLY how it is done. There is also a prop being painted for play 1 and I here the designers say, “THIN PAINT, THIN LAYERS, THHHIN” Rehearsal continues in various states throughout the inside and the outside of Stage 1 Theater. Dinner […]

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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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Tech


Tech. So much happens. So little time Band. Lighting. Props. Set. Some costumes. Spiking. The directors are running to the back and front of the theatre. Looking for cues, placing actors, and giving direction. From the theatre the lighting master (Lily) can’t hear. Which is part of the running to and fro. Brandon (Director of Play #3) just said “well go back and do that later” which was met with a laugh as he followed it with “…like 3 minutes […]

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What is your favorite part of 1448?


I went around and asked people “What is your favorite part of 1448?” Here is what I found out… what about you? What is your favorite? Erin Stewart “Working with people never worked with, doing roles probably wouldn’t get cast in.” Paige Lowe “You get to see a lot plays, and you get to see … it’s not the same play 7 times, not the stereotypical romantic comedy where thye get together and eat cheese. Or 40 old man having a crisis. […]

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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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Overheard


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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