Category Archives: 2nd Night

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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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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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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