A few months ago, I received an email from Noah Martin, one of the artistic directors of a festival called 14/48. He had connected with me through my fellow playwright Sarah Saltwick. 14/48 is the quickest theatre festival because they bring together a team of artists, writers, actors and other personnel to create plays in 24 hours. I didn't know what I was getting myself into, but any good opportunity that comes along...I take.
So, when I got the theme Friday night, as tired as I was, I got excited. I jammed Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow", took in some wine, and got to it. The first draft was utter crap. My friend Jorge came over to read it after I proclaimed "I'm turning it in." and told me to do some rewrites. Then he curled up in his bed and went to sleep. I got my energy drink and rewrote the play. Coming up with a draft that was WAY better than what I had before.
In the AM, I talked to Meg Greene, the director, and her excitement and vision calmed my nerves. When 7:30pm came around, my friends and I journeyed to the Ground Floor Theatre. From the first play to the last one, we laughed and laughed. I haven't laughed like that in a while. When my play "Fight til the Death" came on the stage, I was nervous, but the actresses brought it to life in a timely and comedic way. I loved the moments, the facial expressions and the dance moves. Honestly, it was better than I could have imagined.
I even got to see one of my best friends act as well in a piece called "The Prince of Sadness" by Nat Miller.
Overall, 14/48 is a wonderful creative space and my friends and I hope to come see the show next year! Thank you for this opportunity Noah Martin.
Thank you to the cast.
Until next time XOXO...Gossip Girl.