Category Archives: Courtney Meaker

“Swap”


This play is called Swap. Last night, I was thinking about what kind of plays would arise from the theme “No Regrets.” Ticking off all the items of your bucket list, definitely a sexual encounter (at least one, maybe two?), and probably a ghost. But the great thing about 14/48 is that playwrights know what the stereotypes are (they are human, after all) and they try to think beyond them. From the title, Swap sounds like it would be about a sexual […]

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Weekend One: Friday Night Line-Up for “Saved By the Bell” (including Actor Draw)


A Civil Discourse by Courtney Meaker Directed by Cole Hornaday Featuring: Kevin Bordi Kelly Johnson Anette Auger Jordi Montes BBBuhbuhbuhB by Julia Griffin Directed by Charlotte Bond Featuring: Ayo Tushinde Laurel Ryan Val Brunetto Long Playing Record by Darian Lindle Directed by Kathryn Stewart Featuring: Alex Samuels (Mazen) Zoey Cane Belyea Almost by Lindsay Carpenter Directed by Katjana Vadeboncoer Featuring: Mike Gilson Peter Dylan O’Connor Eric Mulholland Kacey Shiflet Erin Bednarz Hold Your Peace by Mike Murphy Directed by Corey McDaniel […]

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Early Impressions from Show #5 and #6


Jennifer Jasper has a beautiful, sweet touching piece in Etymology last night. Today she has written a play called No Apologies, being directed by Hana Lass, featuring Marianna de Fazio, Marty Mukhalian and Cody Smith. In my three minutes of eavesdropping, it sounded like a play about a couple (played by Cody and Marty) struggling to raise their daughter (Marianna) with a value system they believe in. Given the theme of ‘over indulgence’, something tells me the value system might be […]

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 […]

There Will be (not as much) Blood


“We need a Seahawks blanket”, said one of the designers. “There should be no problem finding one of those this weekend”, said everyone else at the table. “Yes, but will people be willing to lend it to us?” Anthony Winkler directs Trick Danneker and Jesica Avellone along with the rest of the cast.Photo: Agastya Kohli “There is no blood in this show – shouldn’t be a problem!” Gary Menendez declared in a reference to the “Blood and Corpse” Saturday night […]

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 […]