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January 21, 2017

Our 8th Non-Annual Eastern Experiment was happening again. This time on a monumental weekend, while members of our country were marching all across America we were shoving artists in rooms to create for 24 hours.

Our experimenters took the challenge on as always and con...

June 29, 2016

At my first 24 hour new play workshop, I was asked to write a 10 page play. I wrote 25 pages instead. I don't know how to cut things. 

My director took a dodge-ball and threw it at the actors until they learned all 25 pages. They were off book in under 12 hours. Ev...

For the 24 hour experiment in Winter of 2013, I had the opportunity to work with Steve Norris as a writer. I was the Director, and Hanz and Jahbria were the actors.  When I look back at that 24 hour experience, what made it  truly exhilarating, creative, and worthwhile...

June 23, 2016

Come, come, whoever you are,

wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving.

This is not a caravan of despair.

It doesn’t matter that you’ve broken

your vow a thousand times, still

come, and yet again, come.


Dear Friends,

When I brought this project to Eastern in 2008, it was rea...

I am what you would consider a veteran of the Chalkboard Theatre Project, participating in every Eastern University experiment from the very first year we started. It’s hard to put into words the magic that happens over the course of a CTP experiment, though I can easi...

June 10, 2016

I’ve participated in two new play experiments, and I was a director both times. I also write and act—and am much more experienced with both of those—so when I found out I was directing I was simultaneously relieved (How on earth could I write a play in 24 hours, or eve...

September 19, 2015

Our previous experiment was so successful the current Director of Theatre was interested in using our process as a recruitment tool for the new school year. So at the start of the school year we brought together alumni and current artists for the 7th somewhat annual 24...

February 21, 2015

Our 3rd Experiment at Eastern was special we had so many new experimenters in particular a ton of new writers that we introduced to this process. We had two groups morph into a super group, had excessive amounts of bread from a local bakery, and added some new curvebal...

February 22, 2014

This year, was what we call a dark year during our experimenting. We lost our Director of Theatre Mark Hallen and this was the first experiment we were doing without him. Through this 24-hr. workshop we witnessed the still palpable grief that was present in our communi...

February 23, 2013

Our first experiment as a group was back in February of 2013, back then we were still calling them New Play Workshops and this first year we did a lot! We had 9 teams, one that was an improvising group and one that was a dance group, with 6 traditional groups creating...

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