*** Due to the forecast calling for an almost certainly high amount of snowfall this weekend, we have made the call to officially POSTPONE THE 24 HOUR PROJECT in the interest of maintaining safety for our performers, patrons and staff. We apologize for the short notice, but we wanted to wait until necessary to make this call, as postponing an event of this scale is obviously no easy choice. The event will be rescheduled for MARCH 18th & 19th, from 5:00pm-5:00pm and the performance schedule will remain the same. Again, we apologize for inconvenience this may cause, and please be safe this weekend.

- Patrick Fitzgerald & Mark Finks 24 Hour Project Organizers

Harrisonburg, VA’s Court Square Theater is proud to announce the third annual “24 Hour Project”. The 24 Hour Project is a unique fundraising event that will take place from 5:00 pm, March 18th until 5:00 PM, March 19th of 2016 (Snow Dates). Featuring music, drama, comedy, dance, poetry, workshops, and many other forms of performance art, the event is a celebration of community and collaboration through a non-stop, 24-hour run of performances by artists both local and broad.

Poster Courtesy of Elwood Madison III

Poster Courtesy of Elwood Madison III


Tickets for the 24 Hour Project are AVAILABLE NOW! Click the button below, or stop by the theater during business hours to purchase your tickets in advance, which can be traded in for a wristband upon your arrival at The 24 Hour Project. Wristbands will also be available at the door, all throughout the event. ATTENDEES MY COME AND GO AS THEY PLEASE THROUGHOUT THE EVENT.

Performance Schedule:

5:00pm  Introduction from Mark Finks & Patrick Fitzgerald
5:15pm-5:30pm  Harrisonburg Dance Coop Presents "Kilter" by Ellie De Waal, Performed by Anna St. Ours & Emily Marsh
5:30pm-5:45  Tabitha Masters (Poetry)
5:50pm-6:05pm  Kyleen Kendall (Music)
6:05pm - 7:05pm  Short Film Showcase, Featuring:
    -Joey Bell: "The Man Named Turtle"
    -Trip Madison: "Bread Master"
    -Patrick Fitzgerald & Mike Hudson: "The Beat Brings My Baby Back to Me"
    -Friendly City Comedy: Selected Comedy Sketches
    -Joseph Cathey: "Grip"
7:05pm-8:05pm  Nickels & Wiener (Improv Comedy)
8:10pm-8:40pm  Madly Backwards (Music)
8:40pm-9:10pm  Word is Born Writers' Society (1 of 2) (Poetry/Spoken Word)
9:15pm-9:45pm  Illiterate Light (Music)
9:45pm-10:15pm  Word is Born Writers' Society (2 of 2) (Poetry/Spoken Word)
10:20pm - 10:50pm  Azores (Music)
10:50pm-11:20pm  Old Furnace Artist Residency Presents: perforMENce (Performance Art)
11:25pm-12:10am  Crab Action (Music)
12:10am-12:25am  Jew, Me & Dupree: A Comedy Trio
12:30am-1:00am  Jaguardini (Music)
1:00am-1:30am  Grayling Skyy (Spoken Word/Hip-Hop)
1:35am-2:05am  Humanzee (Music)
2:10am-3:10am  Ryan Clark Experience (DJ Set)
3:15am-3:45am  Atlas Concept (Music)
3:55am-4:55am  U.R.B. (Music)
5:05am-6:00am  DJ Finks (DJ Set)
6:00am-6:15am  Steve B.I.K.O. (Spoken Word/Hip-Hop)
6:15am-6:25am  TBA
6:30am-7:00am  Tim Wagner (Music)
7:00am-7:30am  Noel Levan (Spoken Word)
7:30am-8:15am  Grayson Pritchard of Blue Heron Healing Arts (Interactive)
8:15am-8:30am  Rehan Ahmed (Slam Poetry)
8:35am-9:00am  Andrew Johnson's Drum Show (Music)
9:00am-9:15am  John Berry (Poetry)
9:20am-9:35am  LynLo-CoMoTion Presents: "Wake-Up! : Improvisational Movement for Morning" (Interactive)
9:35am-10:05am  No Strings Attached (Improv Comedy)
10:10am-11:10am  Grattan Roots (Music)
11:10am-11:40am  Super Gr8 Showcase (Film)
11:45pm-12:15pm  24 Hour Project Theater Lotto Presents: "The Ducks"
12:15pm-12:30  Christion Tyler Edwards (Spoken Word/Slam Poetry)
12:35pm-1:05pm  Monopolyopolis (Music)
1:05pm-1:35pm  Jay Zehr Presents: An Original Sketch Comedy
1:40pm-2:10pm  Out on the Weekend (Music)
2:10pm-2:25pm  Angela Carter & Blake Cramer (Spoken Word/Slam with Musical Accompaniment)
2:30pm-3:00pm  Fortune Folds (Music)
3:00pm-3:20pm  CAAV and Vine & Fig Present: Harrisonburg Speaks: Postcard to Paris (Performance Art)
3:20pm-3:35pm  Amber L. Showalter (Slam Poetry)
3:40pm-4:10pm  Thoughtout (Music)
4:10pm-4:25pm  Christopher Paul Louderback (Poetry/Spoken Word)
4:30pm-5:00pm  Z-PLAN (Music)
5:00pm  Announcement of "Winner of The 24 Hour Project"

How do I get involved?

1)   Apply to Volunteer : Volunteers get a free ticket to the entire event. To sign up, download the form and return to or to the Smith House (311 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801)

2)   Become a Sponsor :  Pay $100 for a reserved “Sponsor Seat". We’ll save you a seat, even if we reach capacity. There is no limit on how many sponsor seats you can buy, so go nuts! Buy one for each member of your family or business! You will be personally thanked from the stage, in our program, and on our website. To become a sponsor, simply choose the “Sponsor” ticket option when purchasing tickets.

3)   Purchase a Ticket : Tickets are $10 a piece and allow entry for the entire event. Tickets are now available and can be purchased using the button at the top of this page. ATTENDEES MY COME AND GO AS THEY PLEASE THROUGHOUT THE EVENT.


Starts: Friday, March 18th at 5:00 PM
Ends: Saturday, March 19th at 5:00 PM.

Court Square Theater, located at 41-F Court Square in Harrisonburg, VA. We are in the same building as Capital Ale House and Downtown Wine & Gourmet, and next door to the Artful Dodger.


The 24 Hour Project Competition
We will be giving away a prize to those who can stay for the entire 24 hours! Here are the rules for those participating:
- You can leave 3 times for 15 minutes during the 24 hour period.
- Sign in and out when you leave.
- Sleeping bags and pillows are encouraged!!

Application Period Over

The window to submit your application to perform at the upcoming 24 Hour Project has passed, but we are still looking for volunteers, sponsors, etc! See below for more details, and stay tuned for the full event schedule to be posted this week.

* Note for Film Submissions:
The 24 Hour Project will feature a short film showcase (roughly one hour). For consideration, all films must be 30 minutes or less in length. All genres of film are acceptable (short fiction, documentaries, music videos, art films, etc.). If you wish to submit a film, please fill out the general “Performance Application” above, and the programmers will then contact you to submit a designated “Film Application” form. Submission is free of charge, and there are no screening stipulations for submitted films … we simply prioritize the highest quality entries exhibiting the utmost artistic value.


* 24 Hour Project Theater Lotto:
This year's 24 Hour project will feature a "Theater Lotto" event, where performers sign up to be placed into a group that will produce and perform a short, 30 minute play. The application period for Theater Lotto has passed, and pre-production is currently underway.


* Note: Because this event is a fundraiser for the theater, we can not offer pay as compensation for performing at The 24 Hour Project, but the donation of your time and talent will help Court Square Theater (a non-profit organization) continue to bring quality film, music, and live theater to the Valley.


More questions? Shoot us an email at: or call the theater at: (540) 433-9189