Friday, January 9, 2009

Photos from 14/48 Artist Meeting

Live from the Central Heating Lab at ACT:

As Becky hath reported, all the artists of this weekend's 14/48 Festival met last night, in ACT's beautiful Bullitt Cabaret. Names were exclaimed. Slips were drawn at random. Beers were fetched. Photos!
Jodi-Paul Wooster, host of last night's Artist Meeting, shows us what we're missing if we're not on Facebook: his renegade rocker of a son, Harvey.
Me, one of your proud bloggers. I work here at ACT as well, so I have even more keys than the stage manager, James Frounfelter. Come see everything at ACT! Especially 14/48, tonight and tomorrow, at 8pm and 10:30pm. Can't come this weekend? We're doin' the same thing all over again NEXT Fri and Sat, 1/16 and 1/17. Get your tickets HERE and find out more about 14/48 HERE.Jodi lines up the 14/48 virgins, to declare ourselves and be hazed. I was one of them. It's...really not appropriate to say what they did to us. I'll never forget it. And my dreams of being a nipple model are over.
Veterans like Andy Jensen sip their beer in general disgust of us pitiful 14/48 virgins. It's like boot camp, but funnier and more sitting down.
Also, after introducing John Ulman, the 'virgin photographer' who took all these beautiful pics, Jodi stopped us and declared, "I'm sorry, you can't say 'virgin photographer'..."

He was just trying to keep things appropriate.


As opposed to Shawn Belyea here, who joined us via satellite to say good luck, welcome virgins, and fuck Paul Mullin. Sorry Paul, i love your work, but i'm here to report the news.

Brian Faker accepts the Mazen Award, awarded to "veteran participants of 14/48, for their contribution to the spirit of risk-taking and camaraderie embodied in our process". I tried to upload the video of Brian's inspiring speech, but it didn't work. I'll try again later. If i make it happen, you better fucking watch it, cuz it's better than when Cuba Gooding Jr. freaked out at the Oscars.
Brian stands directly in front of the projector and reaches into the pile of slips. Guess what he's doing? If you said 'Drawing the Theme', you win a prize: buy one ticket to 14/48 for the price of two and get the second one FREE! Click here to buy tickets. Here's Peter Dylan O'Connor, displaying the theme of tonight's shows: NEUTRALIZE THE THREAT. I predict at least one show in which someone wakes up after a one-night stand and applies anti-each cream. Beer. I've waited my whole life to see "Free Keg in Rehearsal Room" as an official rule of the theatre. It's always on tap during 14/48 rehearsal, tech, and performance. Jodi tells us, "Hey, if you show up tomorrow morning at 9am, shaking, and you just need a beer, we're not going to ask questions."The downside: Whenever a 14/48 veteran holds their cup aloft like above, a virgin has to get them a refill.ACT's Event and Venue Manager, Alyssa Byer, lays the rules of the theatre down: TWO MEN ENTER, ONE MAN LEAVE. Perhaps I heard her wrong. Alyssa had a huge role in bringing 14/48 to the Central Heating Lab here at ACT. Round of applause, please. Thank you.Writers select the breakdown of actors vs actresses for each show. Lucky Louis Broome got 0 men, 5 women. His play is called Revelations. Enough said. From Left: Celene Ramadan, Paul Mullin, Glenn Hergenhahn, Jerry Kraft, Peter Dylan O'Connor (Artist Liaison), Louis Broome, Paul S., Brian Neely, and Anita Montgomery. Anita is also ACT's Education and Outreach Director, and head of their amazing Young Playwrights Program.Tim Hyland practices putting the smack down.Opal Peachey broke both handles off the women's restroom. She says they 'just came off', but I sense some deception. Watch out for this one.The star of the night: Harvey Brown Wooster, with his dad Jodi-Paul.
Come to the Bulllitt Cabaret, tonight and tomorrow, 8pm and 10:30pm, for 14/48: The World's Quickest Theatre Festival! Get tickets NOW!

1 comment:

Woman in Mind said...

Nice blog, Ben! Love the pictures!