Writers

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John Farrage (he/him) is a veteran actor, director and writer for 14/48 The world’s Quickest theatre festival. He has worked regionally and internationally as a professional theatre/film artist. He is thrilled to be a part of 14/48 Hollywood’s first outing

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Andrew Lara Cervantes (he/him/they) was born and raised in the beautiful community of El Sereno. He has been a storyteller since his youth when his grandmother and father would create stories to share family histories and traditions. In his writing, Andrew explores masculinity, gender roles, and mental health from a queer perspective.

Mara Palma (she/her) is a Filipina-American performing and teaching artist. Her writing was part of Company One's PlayLab Unit in 2016 (ECHOES OF EMPIRE) and 5th Avenue Theatre's First Draft: New Voices Summit in 2018 (STEADY AS SHE GOES). She also teaches playwriting, creative expression, and improvisation across LAUSD. Mara's artistic interests explore the intersections of Self/Community, Beauty/Danger, and Old/New. www.marapalma.com

Thomas Barrett Blakeley (he/him) is a Los Angeles and New York City-based screenwriter and librettist. His plays and musicals have been performed at Playwrights Horizons, Theater for the New City, the Dream Up Festival, and the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Hollywood. His work has been awarded the Hollywood ENCORES Producers Award and the Hollywood Fringe Scholarship, and he was a finalist in the Blank Theatre’s playwriting competition, and a quarterfinalist in Screencraft’s Animation Screenwriting Competition.

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Stephanie Streisand (she/her) Past TV writing credits include TBS' "The Detour," "Croods: Family Tree," the upcoming 5th season of "Dragons: Nine Realms," and 3rd and 4th seasons of DreamWorks' "The Mighty Ones” on HULU. In addition, she created and wrote the show "Matty Paz is a Noob" on Amazon and the Off-Broadway show "The Future Tony Awardz." She's written digital videos for FunnyOrDie, CH2, AwesomenessTV, UCBcomedy, and Comedy Central, and has been a creative consultant on various TV projects for TBS, 6 Point Harness, Mondo, Henson, and Dreamworks. Currently, Stephanie is writing a TBA film for NBCUniversal.

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Nick Fox Robbins (he/him) is a native Angeleno and proud to work with 14/48 in support of Los Angeles theatre. He is a playwright and screenwriter inspired by the work of Luis Valdez, Bertolt Brecht, Robert Towne, Brit Marling, Guillermo Del Toro, Stanley Kubrick, and Steven Spielberg among others.

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Makena Metz (she/her) is an LA native who writes for the page, screen, and stage. She is getting her MFA in Creative Writing and MA in English from Chapman University's dual degree program and is a proud member of DGA, ASCAP, and the SCL. Makena is an alum of the Musical Theatre Writer’s Collective Program and New Musical Inc’s CORE Curriculum for Musical Theatre Writing. Follow her @makenametz and find her work on NPX and Coverfly!