14/48: The World's Quickest Theater Festival has always been about making it up as you go along—actors, writers, directors, designers, stage managers, and producers who write, rehearse, design, and perform 14 short plays in 48 hours. It's a lot of theater with the lifespan of a mayfly.
This year, they've added a new phase to the life cycle: criticism. I'll be at the shows this weekend, live-reviewing the short plays in 14 words or 48 characters (ish) and posting them on Slog and the 14/48 blog (where they're currently writing blow-by-blow posts of the whole damn process).
The action starts at 8.
And: Last night, at the first big meeting, the annual Mazen award—for being a longtime, stand-up participant—want to Kaleb "Pastor Kaleb" Hagen-Kerr! The prize was a bottle of scotch and seven shot glasses in a wooden sculpture-stand. It's hard to describe, but you can see Kaleb holding it here.