The 14/48 Project: Saturday night World Premiere Show

Two days, fourteen new plays. With lots of laughs and some moments of compelling drama, the second night of “The 14/48 Project” is just as skillfully executed and fun as the first.
If you’ve been to the festival or read my review from Friday’s 10:30 p.m. show, you know how “The 14/48 Project” works. The plays I saw at the Saturday 8 p.m. show were written between the playwrights receiving the prompt “Taking a Shot” on Friday night and 8 a.m. the next morning. After being assigned to plays by random drawing, the directors and actors tackled seven more new plays. The pieces I saw on Saturday night premiered after forty-eight hours of new theatre creation by an adventurous group of artists.
The atmosphere in the Gregory Falls Theater was significantly different at this Saturday World Premier show. The audience was larger and older on average. An audience member could overhear conversations between friends of the performers, or between middle-aged, male theater figures scouting talent…


The 14/48 Festival—Fastest Festival in the West

Launched in 1997, the 14/48 Festival is the brainchild of Michael Neff and Jodi-Paul Wooster. It invites talented theater folks to two weekends of high risk, intensely collaborative yet ephemeral theater-making. 14/48 participants mix, mingle, and network. And all of Seattle theater is the better for it.

14/48 plays with Chance, Choice, and Performance.

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