Straight from the streets of Seattle, 14/48 WOLVERHAMPTON is landing at the Arena Theatre in June and is set to showcase 14 plays over a 48-hour period.
The festival is the brainchild of Michael Neff and Jodi-Paul Wooster, who hatched the initial plans whilst working at South Lake Union, Seattle. From humble beginnings, the festival has developed into a gathering of Seattle’s most daring theatre artists and audiences. After 16-plus years, the festival has gone global and visits Wolverhampton from 12 – 13 June 2015.
During the two-day period in the city, 14 plays will be written, directed, scored, designed and performed within 48 hours. A team of 75 artists from the across the Midlands, the UK and Seattle are engaged in the festival, producing 7 premiere plays per evening.
14/48 is a ‘live brief’ networking opportunity, a new writing festival, theatre stripped back to it’s raw roots. It is the most fun, challenging, and invigorating experience for both the artists and audiences that make it possible. It aims to develop satellite festivals across the world, encouraging a flow of artists between festivals, and the benefits that blossom from these connections.
As part of the festival, there will also be a Meet the Brewer event with Sacre Brew, an exciting artisanal microbrewery based in Wolverhampton on the evening of Saturday 13 June.
14/48 performances begin at 8pm and 10:30pm on 12 & 13 June priced at £5 - £7 per show or £8 - £10 for both nights booked together. Tickets are on sale now from www.arena.wlv.ac.uk or by calling the Box Office 01902 321321.