Maggie Lee was out on the last run for the designers while dinner was being served. And to make sure she doesn’t miss out on the yummy food, they saved her a plate! How amazing are our designers!? Maggie shows off the armor that protected her food.Photo: Agastya Kohli
“Look at it – it’s so boring! The only semi-exciting thing on this list is dry ice!” Maggie Lee’s shopping listPhoto: Agastya Kohli Maggie Lee – one of the three runners for today’s designers is looking for a bigger challenge.
Dear Diary, I just finished lunch and I’m back here in the coolness of the theater. With the taste of vegan salad with peanut sauce still in my mouth, I sit here marveling at the sensual experience of this theatre experience. I can hear the box office crew chatting and busily preparing for the show that is going to be starting in less than four hours. The band is sounding so phenomenal, they are distracting me. So much talent! The […]
The designers just got back from their rounds of discussing requirements with directors. Today promises to be a more challenging day than yesterday. Designer pow wow.Photo: Agastya Kohli One of the challenges of the day is a 12 feet diameter eyrie (that’s a nest of a bird of prey as an eagle or a hawk) for Jonah Von Spreecken’s play The Eyrie at the End of the Lane. There is talk of collecting as may bare sticks and twigs and […]
Brendan Healy, Eric Lane Barnes, jose amador, Maggie Lee, Manuel Cawaling, Matt Smith, Michael Mowery, Paul Budraitis, Peggy Gannon, Shawn Belyea, Suzanne Cohen, Tim Hyland, Tina LaPlant
Everyone looks surprisingly perky. It’s going to be fun. Oooo – I’m eavesdropping on the director/playwright meetings. So fun to listen to Tina LaPlant (playwright) and Tim Hyland (director) reading her play aloud and discussing – so intense. I think I heard her say “Sister Pig.” Maggie Lee, The Picture of Inspiration, Suzanne Cohen Moving on to Suzanne Cohen and Maggie Lee who are doing drawings of the space. Suzanne looking for guidance from coffee drinking Maggie who has a […]
This is an update to my post yesterday about Maggie Lee’s process of selecting a topic for her play. (http://1448fest.blogspot.com/2013/01/im-not-going-to-write-about-games.html) Maggie Lee, Saturday morning.Photo: Agastya Kohli After the 8:00PM show Friday night, when the theme for Saturday had been selected, Maggie walked over to me and said, “So it’s Over the Edge?” “Yes it is!” I said… “from back to square one, we now go over the edge!” “I’m not staying up all night”, Maggie said, “and I’m not writing […]
Gerard Menendez is in the process of making some chess pieces. Knights, bishops, kings and pawns!
Last night after the meet-n-greet at 14/48, I gave Maggie Lee (a veteran playwright) a ride home. As we walked out of ACT Theatre, Maggie was already thinking of the theme “Back to Square One” and bouncing ideas around for her play. “Do you think everyone will write about games? May be I shouldn’t write about games.” “Why do you think everyone will write about games?” I asked. “I don’t know – with a theme like that… I don’t want […]
During lunch, I had the opportunity to briefly chat with 14/48 Festival veteran, Opal Peachey. Today she is directing Maggie Lee’s play, The Guitar Case. While she scarfed her soup and skipped from song to song on Pandora looking for appropriately jazzy music for the band to play, she had the following to say about working with writers. OP: “I wasn’t familiar with Maggie as a writer before, but I’m so tickled when a playwright writes in a different style […]
Over breakfast this morning, I had a chance to chat with the only virgin writer at this weekend’s 14/48 Festival, Maggie Lee, whose Day 1 play, The Female of the Species was a huge comic success. (Everybody loved the aliens.) It seems her background in writing sketch comedy has served her well. When asked what she thought of the festival thus far, Lee said it was “overwhelming.” Maggie also said that writing for two men and two women (her Day […]