Category Archives: Hana Lass

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 […]

People for the ethical treatment of…


David Schmader’s “E.R.P”, directed by Hana Lass, presents a problem for the blog. It’s hilarious, but I can’t tell you why. Not to be cryptic, but it would totally kill the big reveal. What starts as a non-descript job interview for a man and a woman, (Opal Peachey and Ryan Spickard) takes a bizarre turn after the interviewers (Marty Mukhalian and Alyson Bedford) reveal just what it is that their company is so ethically concerned about. And it just keeps […]

Rehearsal #1 12:45pm


I will not lie. When the theme “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” was drawn, I feared that a Virgin Writer was going to do some “Wizard of Oz” take and “oh wouldn’t it be clever if Dorothy was really a hooker or a drag queen… ha ha ha.” Virgin Writer David Schmader wrote a script with “Wizard of Oz” the base of the story. And I’m really enjoying watching the rehearsal. And that’s all I’ll write. The cast has the comedic […]