I'm volunteering this weekend at Seattle's 14/48. If you like theater, and want to see Seattle's top local theateristas conceive, write, rehearse, and stage 14 new plays in 48 hours, this is the festival for you.
Last night's opening event included picking the theme out of a bucket ('power vaccuum'), and writers picking the random envelopes that tell them how many actors they get and the sequence in which their play will be performed. It's not until this morning, after the writers stayed up late writing their plays, that the actual actors for each play are selected, again at random.
As a 14/48 newbie, I also had to pump the keg and serve beer to the gang, which fortunately I knew how to do 😉 Be sure to check it out, or next weekend, when they do the whole thing all over with a completely new set of writers, directors, actors, and crew.