Okay guys, I’ve been doing some calculations.
So the official distance for a “Marathon” is 26.2 miles.
Currently, there are seven Youngblood members/alums included in EST’s 34th Annual Marathon of One-Act Plays.
Here they are, listed in alphabetical order, according to surname:
(What an attractive list of people! I would consensually date each and every one of them.)
Here’s what we’re going to do.
I’m going to go ahead and say that these plays are, on average, 20 pages long.
A typical sheet of paper is 11 inches tall and 8.5 inches wide.
So, if you laid out one of the playwright’s pages on the ground, they would stretch out 220 inches (18.3 feet).
If you laid out all of the playwrights’ pages, they would stretch to 1,540 inches (128.3 ft.)
Including scripts for actors, directors, playwrights, stage managers, etc, I’m going to say that about 50 final drafts of these plays will be/have been printed.
So, if you laid out all of these scripts on the ground, put on your sneakers, pinned a number to your shirt, and ran beside them, you would run... 6,415 feet, or 1.2 miles.
(I’ll be honest, I was really hoping that this number would be closer to 26.2 miles, thus allowing me to make the “Marathon” connection or something.)
Okay, I have a new tactic.
Hopstop tells me that, to get from my apartment in Astoria to Ensemble Studio Theatre, I walk approximately 1.17 miles.
I really like attending rehearsals for my play. I have attended 16 rehearsals, and will be able to attend five performances. That means that, all in all, I’ll have walked... 24.7 miles.
Which is still less than the distance of an actual Marathon.
What the fuck.
Guys, Marathons are really fucking long.
Whatever. Come see Youngblood members’ plays in the Marathon. Unlike my math, they won't disappoint. Information below. Series A begins Saturday.