Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, with one intermission

14/48 operates under a simple premise: gather some of Seattle’s most daring theater artists and put them in a pressure cooker. But the challenge is far from simple, and that is 14 plays written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, and premiered in 48 hours. Since 1997, 14/48: TWQTF has premiered over 800 new works, many of which have gone on to repeat productions, and forged lasting relationships throughout the artistic community.

Special! Brexit Team Invasion: The Festival’s producing entity, The 1448 Projects, established and nurtures a similar festival in Leicester, England; and several theater makers from that Festival are making the voyage “across the pond” to participate in the second weekend January 13 & 14.

Photo by Joe Iano

The 14/48 Projects was formed to produce and expand the reach of their signature event, 14/48: The World's Quickest Theater Festival. Since 1997, 14/48 had been produced through a collaboration between One World Theatre and Three Card Monty, but in 2013 they consolidated into a new organization with a broader mandate.

The 14/48 Projects produces all iterations of The World’s Quickest Theater Festival, Theater Anonymous, and many more social theatrical events in Seattle and developed an international network of 14/48 Festivals with Leicester, England and Austin, Texas in Fall 2014. The 14/48 Projects Partner Program offers producing support to independent artists, recently helping send Jennifer Jasper’s Etymology to compete in the finals of (and win!) The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival and launched Rachel Atkins Voyage for Madmen in early 2015. They began developing an education program with NorthShorts, a co-production with North Seattle College, and mentoring 14/48: HS, the first-ever festival exclusively for local high school students.

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