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CTP operates on the assumption that bringing collaborators together in a room and giving them license to experiment together through a structured process creates a unique opportunity for collaborative learning that is invaluable for both artistic and personal growth.  

Why consider a CTP Experiment for your crew?

Chalkboard Theatre Project offers a unique opportunity for experimenters to engage in a process-oriented, collaborative production/ experiment. The majority of theatrical opportunities are product-oriented. CTP experiments, although ending with a staged production, is set up to foster and develop collaborative skills, giving participants creative ownership over the whole lifecycle of new play development from start to finish: writing, editing, directing, producing, and performing an original 10 minute play.

Experimenters are given a set of specific roles, arranged into groups, and presented with a series of tasks and challenges. The CTP process is designed to democratize the artistic experience, encouraging structured and collaborative problem solving that not only values, but requires the individual impulses of each person. Theatre is about working together in groups to make a piece of art greater than the sum of its parts, and we believe that this element of theatre has something to offer everyone: the opportunity to have a voice in the process, to develop as a collaborator. 

FUTURE

  • At least 24 hours.

  • Minimum of 12 participants for at least 3 teams.

  • Maximum of 36 participants for 9 teams.

  • Rooms / sequesterd spaces for each team.

  • Common space for food and producer home base for meetings.

  • Stage space of some kind.

  • Email list of potential participants.

  • Wifi and solid printing sources for multiple copies for all participants.

  • Willing, flexible, and trusting spirit

  • 3 professional producers, in their respective fields, who will always be present and available for anything during the 24 hour period of time.

  • “Curveballs” that are thrown to participants to keep them on their toes.

  • Check-ins that are scheduled throughout the night for questions, concerns, etc.

  • A performance to invite close caring community members to, at the end of the 24-hour period. 

  • Months of planning,  preparing, and communicating on our end to create your own specifically tailored CTP experiment!