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14/48: The World's Quickest Theater Festival
Theatre Off Jackson
Seattle, WA
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14/48: The World's Quickest Theatre Festival will be January 6, 7 & 13, 14, 2012 at ACT Theatre as part of the Central Heating Lab. Get tickets and info at


14/48: The World's Quickest Theater Festival
The Summer 2011 14/48 will have all female actors, directors, playwrights and musicians July 22-23 and will feature all male artists the second weekend July 29-30.

After 14 years, hundreds of artists, countless kegs of beer and more than 700 plays, the inspiration for the Summer 2011 14/48 Festival came from where all great ideas originate: a Facebook status update.  14/48 acting and band veteran Alyssa Keene posted that she was thrilled to be in a room with so many talented actresses, but saddened that they were all competing for the same role.  14/48 took that as an opportunity to try the festival in a brand new way.  

14/48 -- the world's quickest theater festival -- is 14 plays conceived, written, designed, scored, rehearsed and performed in 48 hours. The combination of deadline, talent, speed, nerves and genius inspiration serve to strip away the creative inhibitions from more traditional theater, proving that, contrary to popular opinion, sometimes the first idea is the best. 14/48 involves more than 75 artists per weekend. Artistic participation is by invitation only and is predicated on the most rigorous professional standards.

Our dedicated audience accepts the possibility of failure and often is rewarded with miraculous success. Either way, they are provided with an unique insight into the creation of exciting performance art.

"One of our best theatre experiences ever.  EVER!" --

"14/48 is a Seattle treasure.  Cherish it." -- John Levesque, Seattle Magazine

"The untamed results provide a swift rebuttal to any who think theatre is too contrived." -- Seattle Weekly

"A punishing artistic exercise in speed and endurance" -- The Stranger

Even if we are sold out on this site, we are holding tickets at the door for walk up sales. Show up 30 minutes early to get a ticket!



Theatre Off Jackson
409 7th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

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