Chad Eschman

Actor, writer, designer, musician, podcaster, and producer of immersive stories. Founder of Trap Street, a performing arts collective that blurs the lines between fiction and reality.

Also a co-founder of Living Room Playmakers in Chicago, an NNPN affiliated playwright, and graduate of Northwestern’s MFA in Writing for Screen + Stage.

Multimedia Projects

Children of the Missile

“It was a psychic radiation phenomenon.” An audiovisual collaboration with Purple Urchins.

Never Stop

A hallucinatory short film inspired by the bizarre worlds and methods of William S. Burroughs. An Official Selection of the 2020 Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival.

Audio Drama

Garbage People

“I’m a literal trash monster. I know what garbage looks like.” Written by Erin Austin. Produced by Chad Eschman.


In broken-down LA, the women of The Oath are at war with a dangerous patriarchal cult. Jackie trains Angela on her first midnight assassination.

Sabertooth Mosquitoes

Giant mutant blood-suckers invade North Hollywood, but a scrappy hero punches back to save her community.


Dana and Sophie need to evacuate Los Angeles ASAP. But first, they need to deal with their husband.

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