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Artists FAQ

All artist positions are considered volunteers


Q: As a writer, what would I be doing exactly?

Based on a theme we randomly draw, you'd be writing two 10-minute (OR LESS) plays to be performed Friday and Saturday night.

Q: Which nights would I be writing?

A: You would be writing Thursday night and Friday night

Q: How long are the plays?

A: 10-minutes or less! About 6 pages in total and we'll supply the template

Q: Will I know who is in my play when I'm writing it?

A: Sorta! You will know where in the order of the night your play will fall and you will know how many actors are in it. We encourage the writers to write roles appropriate for everyone and anyone!

Q: Can I use a play I've been working on?

A: We ask that all our writers create an original play each night based on whatever theme we randomly pull.


Q: I'm a designer, what would I be doing exactly?

A: Imagine the process of set, prop and costume designing for 14 plays truncated into only a few hours! 

Q: What will I be designing?

A: Obviously, it depends on what the writers write and what the directors require, but any costumes, sets or props!

Q: How do costumes works?

A: We will ask all the actors to bring a wide collection of their own clothing to assist, but some may need to be borrowed, bought or built.

Q: How much set will each show require?

A: Because we want transitions to go smoothly, the simpler the better. 

Q: Is there a design budget?

A: Yes of course! A budget is set for each day and we will reimbuse any expenses


Q: As an actor, what would I be doing exactly?

A: As a member of our actor roster for the festival, your name will be randomly drawn by one of our directors to perform in whatever script they have randomly drawn. There's no way to know who exactly you'll be working with or what you'll be playing. Stay loose!

Q: How skilled at memorizing should I be?

A: Highly skilled! You receive your scripts at 10am and perform in front of a live audience at 8pm!

Q: What is the time commitment?

A: Block out ALL DAY Friday & Saturday

Q: Is there time to run home, let out my dog, go to an audition or do some work?

A: No. If you commit to acting, your attention, mind and body is required to be on our campus at all times.

Q: Can I offer industry comps to my agents?

All artists involved will receive ONE COMP for the whole weekend. You may use it however you please.

Support Volunteers

Q: What would I be doing as a volunteer at the festival?

A: What wouldn't you be doing? We could always use boots on the ground. Stage crew, ushers, crafty or runners are always needed for a successful festival!

Q: Does volunteering mean I can participate as an artist later?

A: We make no promises, but we will definitely strongly consider inviting folks who reach out and are willing to volunteer!

Q: How do I sign up to volunteer?

Just reach out! Shoot us an email!


Q: As a musician, what would I be doing exactly?

A: All musicians will come together to form "The 14/48 Band." All music and sound for all 14 plays comes from the band!

Q: Do we get to create any original songs?

A: Yes! We love to open the show with an original song based on the night's theme!

Q: Would I get a moment to shine or get lost in a crowd?

A: We encourage our bands find time to give every musician a solo or a moment to shine! The band will be on stage the whole time!

Q: I don't read music, how extensive is this?

A: We discourage writers from writing musicals, so not reading music shouldn't be a problem! Just come with your instrument ready to create and collaborate!


Q: As a director, what would I be doing?

A: As a stage director, you will get to shape a huge piece of the entire show. You will pull which play you are directing at random and then pull your cast from our Actor Roster at random!

Q: How much say do I have in the designs?

A: The directors get a brief amount of time to tell both the design team and the band what they require for their show, knowing full well these groups have 7 shows to work on! Simplify and stay loose!

Q: How much time do I have to tech my show?

A: Directors will get to dry-tech their shows with the Stage Management team and then just 20 minutes to add those elements on stage! The more you prep before your tech time, the more you will get out of it!

Q: I'm a writer and a director, can I just write my own show?

A: The goal of the festival is to open creative collaboration and the randomness is part of that fun. Only one medium per festival, but you could always submit for the next one!

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