Category Archives: Erin Stewart

Rehearsals from Saturday


I’ve checked in on a few of the rehearsals this morning and the evening is shaping up to be very fun. David Schmader’s ‘Macrophages’ finds worlds colliding in the realm of plastic surgery and body modification, and the recovery process that follows. This one presents a couple particular problems for the design team in creating the set, costuming the actors, and getting them to and from the stage. It will be interesting to see what this one ends up looking […]

Erin Stewart – Friday v. Saturday


I sat down with the lovely Erin Stewart to talk about her 14/48 experience, and our conversation drifted towards how Friday compared with Saturday. She was able to go to bed by 5am Friday morning, and stayed up till 6am on Saturday. In the grand scheme of things, I’d say that’s about the same. “It was tough both nights”, she said. “I thought both these themes were pretty broad, and I didn’t have an idea right away for either night. […]

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 […]

The 14/48 Gods May be Strong with this One


Before the Thursday night meeting started, people were mingling, saying hello to old and new friends. Marianna de Fazio (veteran actor) bumped into Keni Cohen (virgin director). After exchanging their names, Marianna said to Keni, “You look familiar. I wonder where I’ve seen you before.” Joe Ivy reads his lines as Marianna de Fazio looks on.Photo: Agastya Kohli “You look familiar too.” Keni responded with the second half of a conversation that so many theatre people have had before, and […]

Miracles are for suckas’!


What happened at the meeting… * Erin Stewart walked in wearing something sexy and then hit on Jesus Christ.* Deb informed people to puke outside if they have to puke. Apparently last weekend we had a puker who missed the toilet… I blame Heather Gautschi.* Belyea told me to ‘Shut the fuck up.’* Otherwise, the standard 7:00 meeting… clean up your shit and have a good show. I’m going to get another beer.

Playwright Update: And now a little something from Erin Stewart


Email from Erin Stewart, 1448 Playwright. Received at 12:59 AM I am 3 pages down, 3 to go. My head hurts. Thinking is hard. I don’t know where this play is heading or how it will get there. Last night I was afraid because i finished really early. So the fact that I’m only half done at 1 is fine…right? Maybe it was my diet of Slurpee and Fritos that got me through last night. I am Miss Procrastination, USA. […]