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Grabbing the hammer lane

A Trucker Narrative 

Blue Skies
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Grabbing the Hammer Lane: A Trucker Narrative is a searing, one act play about prodigal rebellion and fleeting moments for redemption. Matt, a long-haul trucker hits the road to find himself and the freedom he desires—only to become imprisoned overtime in a steel cell on 18 wheels. Clarence remains at home, diminishing with the passage of time and from the anguish he bears from losing the love he pushed away. With humor, grit, and in-your-face honesty, Hammer Lane chronicles the lives of these two men living different sides of one story—a story about rejection, regret, separation, and the devastating consequences of rage-fueled choices. It offers an intimate glimpse of a final reckoning after a six-million mile journey back home. 


Written by + Starring

David M. Proctor 

Co-Directed by David M. Proctor

and Marlon Burnley


A Harbour Workshop Production

Orchestra Audience

Grabbing the Hammer Lane

Grabbing the Hammer Lane, is a 60-minute, one-act play currently on tour. We are looking to finalize our 2023 & 2024 tour schedule. To inquire about booking the show contact us using the form below.  

Mountain Ridge


  • Jul 19, 2024, 5:30 PM EDT – Jul 27, 2024, 7:30 PM EDT
    Mills Hardware, 95 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1A9, Canada
    Hamilton Fringe Festival is an action-packed performance festival that takes place every July across Hamilton. Welcoming nearly 20,000 attendees over 12 days, Hamilton Fringe is the largest theatre festival in the GHA.

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David Proctor is the Creative Principal for Harbour Workshop, a social innovation firm. He joined the firm in 2022 after a 30-year career in the commercial trucking industry. David is a professionally trained actor from San Francisco’s famed American Conservatory Theater conservatory program and has performed on stage in classic, contemporary, and improvisational theater productions. David wrote, co-directed, and is starring in Grabbing the Hammer Lane: A Trucker Narrative. The show is produced by Harbour Workshop Creative. 
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