Running Time: Two hours, with one intermission
Seattle's most daring theatre artists accept the challenge to write, cast, design, direct, score, rehearse, and perform 14 world premiere plays in 48 hours. Theatre at its freshest from artists forever willing to raise the stakes!
Each weekend, artists gather on Thursday night. Writers are given a theme and write a play on that theme by the next morning. Directors are chosen at random, the plays are cast at random, musicians arrive and form a brand new band. Friday night, we present seven world premiere plays-never seen before, never seen again, impossible to forget-and then ask the audience for a new theme so we can start the whole process again in what The Stranger describes as "a punishing artistic exercise in speed and endurance."
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.
For more information, visit the1448projects.org/about.
*First time 14/48 participant or first time in a new discipline