Get to know the people behind the Festival! The 14/48:HS Board plans the entire Festival from marketing, communications, development, and casting. Every aspect of 14/48:HS is organized by teens, for teens. Interested in joining the board? Email our producer!
Diego Ortiz Villacorta San Juan, Producer
Diego (Ballard High School ‘19) loves 14/48:HS more than any bio could express- being a part of this community has been the highlight of his four years in high school. When not sending emails, he acts and writes plays. Some favorite credits include Metamorphoses, Big Frida and Her Prickly Pals, and Children of Eden. He's co-written the musicals Selena and the Constellations, Leaning In, and Plumber's Crack, as well as having written the plays Queering and Dequeering Marine Sex in the Postnuclear Age (The Starfish Show), Powder Puff, and Invincible Radio Superhero Goddesses.
Daisy Schreiber, Assistant Producer
Daisy (Homeschool, ’20) is absolutely delighted to be a member of the 14/48:HS board this year. She enjoys acting for all the imagined worlds she gets to travel to and the fantastical people who inhabit them and stage managing because she can yell at people in a socially acceptable way. Favorite shows include Much Ado About Nothing and BXPE at Seattle Public Theater and Morning Star with the Seattle Jewish Theater Company. She’s honored to be a part of this wonderfully special community and looks forwards to experiencing the uniquely inclusive network that is 14/48:HS.
Leela Berman, Casting Director
Leela (Lakeside School ’19) is excited to be a part of the 1448 HS Board, after participating in the festival last year as an excited, slightly-terrified writer. She has a passion for playwriting, programming, pondering, and alliteration. Aside from spending her time finishing up a play about a mermaid-pirate love story, she is an editor at her school newspaper and works for the MOHAI youth advisory. She loves the quick-witted, fast-paced nature of 1448 HS, and looks forward to helping to bring it to life and find ways to make 1448 HS theatre accessible, entertaining and engaging.
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The 14/48 Projects
The 14/48 Projects provides inspiration, support, and guidance. For nearly two decades, 14/48 festivals have created a supportive environment for artistic collaboration and have helped shape Seattle's vibrant and tight-knit theater community. Special thanks to Megan Ahiers, Shawn Belyea, Christi Cruz, Steven Sterne, and Jim Jewell.