Jay Varner reads “Writing to My Family” during the 24 Hour Project at Court Square Theater Friday night. The essay examines the fallout from “Nothing Left To Burn,” a memoir he wrote about his father, a volunteer fire chief, and his grandfather, a serial arsonist. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Erica Cavanagh reflects on her work in the African nation of Benin, where she lived during her two-year stint with the Peace Corps. Cavanagh was one of dozens of performers to take part in the inaugural 24 Hour Project at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg. The event, which ran from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday, featured musicians, poets, actors, comedians, spoken-word artists and other performers.