14 Plays in 48 Hours
In the span of 48 hours, 14 new plays are written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, & premiered. The festival kicks off with the selection of a theme the night before, and seven writers each write a 10-minute play based on the randomly drawn theme. The plays are then drawn at random by seven directors who cast their plays by randomly drawing the names of actors from the 2023 Actor Roster. Directors meet with musicians from the 14/48 Band and designers from the 14/48 Design Team to create the worlds of each play on stage. Each play undergoes a quick tech rehearsal with our stage crew before it is performed for audiences at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM. The whole process repeats itself the next day, producing 14 new plays in 48 hours.
14/48 Hollywood cultivates a supportive community for radical artistic collaboration, forging new connections between artists and audiences. Artist involvement in 14/48 Hollywood is volunteer-based and by invitation. To help foster an environment of community instead of competition, we do not hold auditions. Invitations are sourced from submissions and extended by our Invitations Committee, a group of local artists and 14/48 Veterans. Make sure to check out our Artist FAQ below before you submit!
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