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Y’all, we are so happy to announce that 14/48 Austin is now a Fiscally Sponsored Project of Austin Creative Alliance!

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But what does that mean, you might be wondering? ACA does amazing work around Austin, and umbrellas in projects under their 501C3 status – that means we can apply for some sweet grants and continue to grow our festival right here in Austin! How exciting! Stay tuned for more information about Amplify too…

Next Year Will Be Here Soon!

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The Austin Planning Crew has already been hard at work planning for next year but we need YOUR help to make it happen!

We’ll be hosting a variety of events throughout the next year to raise money for the festival but you can get in on the ground floor by making a donation to 14/48!

$100 will help pay for posters and getting those posters up!
$75 will pay for printing scripts and show materials!
$50 goes towards materials and costumes!
$10-20 will help provide a meal or two for an actor!
You may have in-kind services you’d like to offer like being a food or beverage sponsor, have a costume shop, or a venue we could use for rehearsal!

Any donation helps us out and we thank you so much for your support!

You can support us directly, here, or contact us at austin@the1448projects.org if you’d like to be a sponsor for 14/48 2016!

Thank you so much for all your ongoing support!

Want To Take The Wheel?

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You’ve followed the blog, seen the plays, maybe you’ve even been a part of the show. Do you love the 14/48 Projects? Do you want to see this happen again in Austin in 2016???

YES!!!! Of course you do!!!

So join us as we start our planning for next year! We want YOU on our steering committee for the next phase of 14/48 Austin!!

The steering committee is filled with fun, innovative, and hardworking artists who love theater, possibility and community. They want a team of bold visionary Austin artists to help continue the growth and excitement.

If you want in for the mayhem, magic, and migas, and I know you do, please contact us at the form below and the Steering Committee will be in touch soon!

Can’t wait to work with you!

Thank You!

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We couldn’t produce 14/48 without a LOT of help! 14/48 Austin wants to thank the following people, places, and things for being so awesome, welcoming, and helpful!!!!

We couldn’t have done the show without The Vortex Theater! The space is gorgeous, the entire staff is amazing and the generosity of Bonnie Cullum cannot be stated strongly enough.

Huge thanks as well to the Butterfly Bar for helping keep us imbibed and happy!

14/48 Projects for all of the guidance and support!

Epoch Coffee for fueling us through the day!

Rockstar Bagels for the amazing and delicious carbs!

Motorblade Postering for helping us get the word out!

Creative Action for printing!

The Rude Mechs for space for rehearsal!

Coldtowne Theater for rehearsal space!

Paco’s Tacos for some fabulous dinner!

Patrizi’s for some delicious food support!

The tech team of Gary Menendez, Rashid Amrani, Rachel Forster and Mercedes O’Bannion were organized and inspired!!! Kenny Chilton and Allison Mc Bride thank you for volunteering! Thanks to Tamara Farley for helping with lights! Our stage manager Suzanne Smith made the shows run like clockwork!

Our band? Olivia DeBeck, Kevin Ludlow, Content Knowles, Robert Vignisson and Alex Villarreal? The best! Their music took the shows to new heights!!

Thanks to Jack Darling and Calvin Stgrk for photography!!!! You made us look good!

And of course, we couldn’t have done it without the 14/48 Projects Seattle team of Shawn Belyea, Megan Ahiers, and Gary Menendez who traveled here, supported all the artists and staff, and enjoyed the finest Texas had to offer!

Our deep and unending gratitude goes to everyone who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to pull this off! We are so thankful for all our talented artists for participating, please check out their bios here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Thank you!!!

Producers
Noah Martin and Rachel Gilbert

Steering Committee
Suzanne Balling, Zoey Cane Belyea, Joanna Garner, Julie Gillis, Mitch Harris, Melissa Vogt

Strike and Struck

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A lot has happened in the past 48 hours, and that includes beer swords, poo-hats, ice-burgs, banana kink, demon babies, hard work, props out of nothing, music from the goddamn heavens, early morning migas, making new friends, and coming up with outrageous ideas. It’s basically just a lot of fun. 14/48 is amazing, powerful, thrilling, challenging, and a pretty awesome way to spend a weekend.

But now, 14/48 Austin 2015 has come to a close. The set is struck, props put away, costumes secured back in their closets, and the space is empty again waiting for new stories to be played out. The Seattle team is packing up and flying back to the great Northwest. Their presence will be missed.

14/48 is something hard to explain, from the risks taken to the support given, from the can-do spirit mixed with professionalism and skill, it’s just a life-changer. And we are already thinking about 2016, so that tells you a hell of a lot.

There will be a few more blog posts including ways to get involved in future festivals, and a big old thank you post to everyone who helped, but for now? Let’s enjoy a weekend well done!

Your Saturday Seven!

Here are your Saturday plays! All photos credit to Jack Darling.

Terribly Odd-Modern medicine can’t do everything. Sometimes when you have to go, you have to go natural. Let’s just say fiber was involved.

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A Cheesy Breakup-There is nothing more addictive than that one love you can’t let go of and the ones helping us break our habit? Are often more guilty than we are.

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Thyme to Go-Puns galore at this herb store set the stage for two women trying to find the humor in comedy.

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Bye Bye Bonzo-Can we ever say good bye to our best most true imaginary friend? And if we do, what happens to that loyal fiction? What happens to us?

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Life in the Arctic-Indie Rock, Motown provide the soundtrack as a couple of polar bears date and mate, while trying to find a remaining iceburg as global warming, and a mysterious walrus threaten the North Pole.

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Fatherhood-A bromance is on the rocks when one man is just sure he’s pregnant with an angel’s baby.

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Stalker? I Hardly Know Her-a psychosexual drama, with a focus on the psycho with parental intervention, rejected three-ways, and an underwear drawer full of secrets and a serenade of Wonderwall.

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And The Beervo Award Goes To….

Producer Rachel Gilbert presents the Beervo-Beer Sword of Greatness!

Producer Rachel Gilbert presents the Beervo-Beer Sword of Greatness!

The Mazen Award is awarded to veteran participants of 14/48 who embody the spirit of community and risk-taking inherent in our process. The award is named for longtime local actor Glenn Mazen, a supporter of the festival who passed away in 2003.

Each year, a beautiful award is given, with a bottle of scotch and shot glasses.

We have now decided that our award, to celebrate those who exemplify the essence of 14/48, will be called the Beervo, in homage to our beloved BEVO 14 who passed this week, and the award will be made of a powerful prop from this year, the Beer Sword! We have decided that the great Beer Sword from the first set of plays, How To Start A Punk Band In Fairfield Tennessee, will be handed down from Beervo winner to Beervo winner throughout the years.

This year, the winner of the Beervo Beer Sword, is Mercedes O’Bannion.

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She has earned this award for her absolute can-do spirit, her focus and work ethic, and her ability to make amazing costumes out of virtually nothing. Basically, She’s amazing!!!!

Congratulations, Mercedes!!!!!