CHP Turns Five

Nina Morrison, Casting Consultant


“a few images, notes:

- getting a text before the start of Run the Maze, Burn the Maze [rehearsals] that says “Is it okay to start in the middle????”

- attending a CHP Forum on the current state of downtown/off-off-off Broadway theater and having a very lively and interesting discussion punctuated by Barnett [Cohen] loudly groaning and banging his head on the table

- watching Rebecca’s development in the audition process, going from a director who did not ask the actors to do anything or give adjustments to a director who had formulated a whole strategy for what to ask and when to ask it and why those questions were important

- audition notes that included Erin's impressions of the actor's demeanor, punctuality

  1. -watching the company develop from a few friends talking about a play to a well-reviewed institution with a website, a solid history, developed relationships with a couple of theaters and MERCH!

overall description of CHP:

- inspiring optimism, resilience, organization, and ambition

- relentless hard work

- total dedication to the company’s vision” 


Read More:

Edward P. Clapp, Co-Founder, Playwright

Erin D. Coffey, Audition Management
Matt Huffman, Actor
Julia A. Middleton, Resident Stage Manager

Brian Morvant, Collaborator, Actor
Barbara A. Nellis, Chair of the Board

Rebecca V. Nellis, Co-Founder, Director

Stacey C. Rivera, Production Team

Paul Sapp, Playwright

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