The puzzling begins. Photo by Joe Iano.

The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival Kicks Off

The 14/48 Projects are by now a pretty familiar concept: seven randomly paired teams create 14 fully staged plays in 48 hours. Predictably, there’s a bit of a madness element to it. From the audience perspective, both the show quality and the subjects tend to vary based on who’s involved — but it’s among the most adventurous viewing in town, and always a fun experiment.

This weekend’s lineup looks pretty darn promising. Here’s what to expect.

(For the uninitiated, here’s more from 14/48 on the concept. And see NWT’s review of another 14/48 project, Food Thunderdome with Cafe Nordo, here.)

 

This Week  

[Updated 8/25 with Week 2 artists] 

Day 1
Friday, 8/30 — two shows (8 and 10:30), at Cornish – Raisbeck Hall

Day 2 (different shows and different teams — all comprised of the below artists)
Saturday, 8/31 — two shows (8 and 10:30), at Cornish – Raisbeck Hall

 

THE ARTISTS (Week 2)  

* Denotes a 14/48 virgin 

Mazen Award winner: TBD  

Writers

Scot Augustson, Eric Lane Barnes, Anthea Carns, Matt Dela Cruz*, Joy McCullough-Carranza, Beth Raas-Bergquist, and Brandon J. Simmons

Directors

Kiki Abba*, Julie Beckman, Paul Budraitis, Emily Harvey, Corey McDaniel, Ben McFadden*, and Kaytlin McIntyre

Actors

Alyson Scadron Branner, Nathan Brockett*, Amy Danneker, Angela DiMarco, Sophia Franzella*, Hazel Rose Gibson*, Stephen Hando, Alyssa Keene, Imogen Love, Jocelyn Maher, Meg McLynn, Carolyn Marie Monroe, Brooke Morrison*, Heather Persinger, Sam Read, Christine Riippi*, Ryan Sanders, Jason Sharp, Jeremy Topping, Lisa Viertel, Marco Voli, and Wilysha Nicole Walton*

Band

Adam Creighton, Mariko Kita, Troy Lund, Van Lang Pham*, Sara Porkalob*, and Aaron J. Shay

Designers

Stacey Bush, Benji Devine*, Jodi Freeman*, David Gordon, Cole Hornaday, Amy LaZerte, Casey Middaugh, Emily Sershon, and Rhys Strohmayer*

Stage Managers

Caitlin Denney-Turner and Miranda Pratt

 

Last Week  

Day 1
Friday, 8/23 — two shows (8 and 10:30), at Cornish – Raisbeck Hall

Day 2 (different shows and different teams — all comprised of the below artists)
Saturday, 8/24 — two shows (8 and 10:30), at Cornish – Raisbeck Hall

 

THE ARTISTS (Week 1) 

* Denotes a 14/48 virgin 

Mazen Award winner: Tracy Leigh 

Writers

Rachel Atkins, Kelleen Conway Blanchard, co-writers Cindy Bradder* & Lola Lindle*, Chelsea DuVall, Bret Fetzer, Keiko Green*, and Matt Smith

Directors

Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth*, Mike Dooly, Jasmine Joshua*, Mik Kuhlman, Nik Perleros, Rhonda J. Soikowski, and Anthony Winkler

Actors

Kaycie Alanis, Brittany Allyson*, Aviona Rodriguez Brown*, Aimee Bruneau, Rob Burgess, Daniel Christensen, Nick Edwards, David Hsieh, Jessica Kiely, Tracy Leigh, Matthew Middleton, David Mielke, Chris Morson, Bonny Moss, Bhama Roget, Brandon Ryan, Gurvinder Singh, Chris Spott, Steven Sterne, Dayo Vice, Kate Witt

Band

Erin Bednarz, Claire Idstrom*, Michael Owcharuk, Dave Pascal, Shaudi Bianca Vahdat, and Steve White*

Designers

José Amador*, Jennifer Dice, Carolina Johnson, Janelle Kimbrough*, Robin Macartney, Gerard Menendez, Pilar O’Connell, and Hannah Schnabel

Stage Managers

Meaghan Darling and Miranda Pratt

 

THE DEETS 

Below are the writer/director/actor groupings and show titles for Friday night’s performances.

Here are Friday night’s shows. Note that artist groupings and shows change each night. Photo courtesy of the 14/48 Projects.

 

(Update – 8/25) 

Below are the writer/director/actor groupings and show titles for Saturday night’s performances.

Here are Saturday night’s shows. Note that artist groupings and shows change each night. Photo courtesy of the 14/48 Projects.

 


The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival runs through 8/31 (different show each night) at Cornish’s Raisbeck Hall near South Lake Union. Tickets up to $18, available here. For showtimes, visit Calendar page. Accessibility notes: restrooms are gendered and multi-stall; theatre and common areas are wheelchair accessible (accessible entrance via elevator from lot).