Experimental Theater Board

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    Experimental Theater Board

Who Are We?

The Experimental Theater Board (ETB) is Carleton's non-musical, non-departmental student theater group. ETB coordinates and funds theatrical productions, with Carleton students participating in every artistic and technical capacity. ETB's elected board of officers manage the use of Carleton's 96-seat black box venue, Little Nourse Theater.


How Many Shows Are Put Up Each Term?

ETB generally produces two to four full-length plays per term.  In the spring, ETB produces the 24-Hour Show, a series of short plays written, produced, and performed within a 24-hour period. ETB serves as the umbrella organization for many other student performing arts groups with regards to performance space. Groups under the ETB's umbrella include:

Student Musical Theater: SMT selects and organizes student produced musical productions every year.

Lenny Dee Players: Carleton's sketch comedy troupe! This group provides students with an outlet to write, perform, and enjoy the high art of sketch comedy. Lenny Dee performs at least once a term, in addition to the Freshman Comedy Show & Accepted Students Weekend. Each show is completely student written, acted, and directed. The group holds auditions at the beginning of every Fall term.

Chelsea 11:17: At 11:17 every other Friday night, people bring scripts they have written to Nourse Little Theater. These scripts are shuffled and passed out to the audience, and then the plays are performed. Everyone is welcome at the meeting! Anything can happen, and frequently does.

Cujokra: The improv comedy troupe at Carleton! Cujokra has about two shows per term, and are available for performance at other events. Auditions are held at the beginning of the year each Fall term.

Queens of Comedy: The stand-up comedy troupe on Carleton's campus! Queens has two to three shows a term and occasionally hosts open mic nights at the Cave. Official auditions occur at the beginning of every Fall term, but you can also use the open mic nights as a platform to audition (when confirmed with the group's directors).