Category Archives: Andy Jensen

In Praise of Fear, or Sympathy for the Playwright


I won’t say fear drives everything, but it drives a helluva lot more than most of us would like to admit. And when it comes to 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival, fear may just be the main ingredient. (I’ve written about it before, back when I popped my cherry as an actor. [Click here.]) So the theatre professionals that sign up for 14/48 Kamikaze are the true and ardent adrenalin junkies. They have no idea what assignment the Gods […]

More Saturday Rehearsals


We just finished our rounds of rehearsal visits and the last two shows are quite different. From Kery Healey we have ‘Atlas Movers’, directed by John Langs. It looks like you will be heading off to intermission with your heart strings having just been tugged. It’s a wonderful little play about the future that may be, framed by deliveries, boxes, and a well meaning mother. That comes right after your funny-bone has been kicked by Peggy Platt and Lisa Koch’s […]

Breakfast and Coincidences


As expected, a lot calmer energy abounds in the room today as people go through the familiar patterns of playwrights talking to directors, actors catching up and grabbing a bite to eat, exchanging compliments and horror stories. Looks like people got sufficient sleep, but there is no denying, everyone could use a couple of extra hours. Keni Cohen and Erin Stewart talk about the playPhoto: Agastya Kohli Three of the playwright/director pairs are repeats of yesterday. Keni Cohen picked Erin […]

The Saturday Lineup


Friday night at 14/48 was fantastic. How will Saturday stack up? Will things get really weird when the writers tackle ‘Overindulgence’? That all remains to be seen, but here is the lineup that will answer those questions in less than ten hours. AtomicWriter – Erin StewartDirector – Keni CohenActors – Darius Pierce, Ryan Spickard, Melissa Fenwick, Sydney Tucker MacrophagesWriter – David SchmaderDirector – Anthony WinklerActors – Emma Bamford, Alyson Bedford, John Farrage The ProgramWriters – Lisa Koch & Peggy PlattDirector […]

Here we go Saturday


The writers and directors are meeting over their plays now, and it looks like Friday was so good the 14/48 gods are trying to recreate it. Three of the pairings will be the same as yesterday – Erin Stewart and Keni Cohen, Peggy Platt, Lisa Koch, and Andy Jensen, and Zoe Fitzgerald and Charles Smith. Zoe and Charles even find themselves in the same slot, closing the night. Your other pairings are David Schmader and Anthony Winkler, Keri Healey and […]

TPS Hearts 14/48


This weekend’s artist roster includes former TPS staff members Sam Read (Actor) and Courtney Meaker (Writer), as well as current TPS staff members Andy Jensen (Director) and Marianna de Fazio (Actor). Andy is directing show #1, Courtney wrote show #4, and Marianna and Sam are acting in show #s 6 and 7 respectively. “Crouching Sam and Hidden Talent”Former and current TPS staff members at 14/48Photo: Agastya Kohli And, the word on the street is that Karen Lane will be in […]

Friday Morning Impressions


As the actors start to roll in, directors and writers have been reading the plays, mulling over the characters, moments, and their breakfast choices. In some corners of the room, writer/director pairs are still talking, and in other corners, directors sit by themselves, reading the script over and over. Andy Jensen and Lisa Koch discussing Show #1Photo: Agastya Kohli The fullest table is the table with all the designers. Everyone, seriously, studiously reading their scripts. Omar is lurking in the […]

Tech – Show 6


Hahahahahaha… Patrick Apple-corn is in a dress! Now that’s funny! There are three things which will trump all other comedy in my book and they are…* Chimps in human clothing* Orchestrated farts* Patrick wearing a dressHahaha! The only thing that would make this show better would be a chimp entering in a business suit and Andromeda giving us a symphony of farts. Speaking of chimps, Jensen just entered the booth. Nothing but love Jensen… you just happened to enter while […]

One last night cap…


Before I go and dream of flying goldfish and a talking whale named Gus, I leave you with a few more memorable quotes and moments from the evening… * Mazen Winner Elizabeth Heffron drew the final show for night one – 3 Men, 2 Women * “Andy Jensen is drawing for Paul Mullin.” –Shawn Belyea (followed by a delightful chorus of boos which is the only appropriate response if someone is unable to attend the meeting.) * In the above […]

A picture is worth…


WINNER OF THIS WEEKEND’S MAZEN: ELIZABETH HEFFRON!!! I BELIEVE SHE WAS DESCRIBING HOW LITTLE SHE DRANK, BUT SHE WOULD TAKE ONE SHOT TO CELEBRATE THE OCCASION! THE THEME FOR NIGHT ONE: COLLATERAL DAMAGE! YES, APPARENTLY DANA IS A BIG FAN OF THE MOVIE WITH THE SAME TITLE STARRING THE GOVERNOR OF CALI. YUP, IT WAS 9:24 AT ONE POINT TONIGHT. THANKS, JODI. THE MAZEN ANDY JENSEN BEING ACCUSED OF WEARING AN ARGYLE SWEATER.