Housed in a former drugstore building across the street from downtown Dayton's Courthouse Square, the Collaboratory is a blank slate for developing collaborative projects.  The Blue Sky Project's Peter Benkendorf envisions the Collaboratory as being a hub of activity where community members can gather to brainstorm and develop new ideas.  Benkendorf sat down with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the Collaboratory space to discuss some of his vision for the space and how the community can get involved.

Julie Moore reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Night Music."

Julie Moore reads Lianne Spidel's poem, "Reading a Stone."

Conrad Balliet reads David Garrison's "Memento Mori."

Conrad Balliet reads Eric Blanchard's poem, "Small Things."

Marietta Ball reads her poem, "On Observing a Lesser Brain Species."

Conrad Balliet reads Robert Paschell's poem, "Today I Crave Sleep."

Conrad Balliet reads Marian Schwilk-Thomas' poem "Silence."

Conrad Balliet reads Gary Pacernick's poems, "Cell Phone Blues" and "Accident"

This weekend marks the grand opening of the Black Box Improv Theater in Downtown Dayton.  In her first live interview on Kaleidoscope, GladGirl Shelly Hulce talks to Justin Howard about what a black box theater is and the types of improv that will be performed in the space.