Crystal Field and Theater for the New City (TNC) will present a varied schedule "Scratch Night” performance program, which offers the opportunity for artists to present work in progress to an audience for one night. Scratch Night started in the United Kingdom in 2000 as a way to show work in progress in an evolution of performances. Theater for the New City was the first theater in America to do Scratch Night and the idea is now taking root most notably in other U.S. cities including Philadelphia and Seattle. At TNC, we will put our own spin on the idea to best serve our own theatre community and New York area audiences.
Scratch Night is looking for a variety of the most daring artists to try out their coolest thoughts on stage and the audience will help in the development by way of TNC’s scratch ballot. Scratch Nights will take place throughout the year on a varied schedule. All theatrical forms are welcome. All stages of development are welcome.
Scratch Night at TNC will continue on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7pm
$5 Suggested Donation
I Am Antigone
This work-in-progress presentation is directed by AMANDA QUAID
The play, I Am Antigone, is an adaptation of the original Antigone and figures as the struggle of the individual citizen in opposition to the authoritative State. It is intended as a contemporary commentary on the abuse of political power.
SAUDAMINI SIEGRIST: Poet and playwright. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Forge, Crack the Spine, Salamander, Free State Review, Zone 3 and others. She has received three nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Saudamini lives in New York City and works at UNICEF on human rights and humanitarian action.
AMANDA QUAID: As an actor: Broadway: Equus. Off-Broadway: The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Playwrights Horizons, world premiere), Cock (The Duke, US premiere), Luck of the Irish (LCT3, Lortel nomination), Pericles (Public Theater, AEA Bayfield Award), A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney (Soho Rep, world premiere), Galileo (CSC), The Illusion (Signature), Happy Hour (Atlantic), The Witch of Edmonton (Red Bull), The Seagull (Culture Project), three plays at Irish Rep, most recently The Weir. Regional: Old Globe, Shakespeare Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. TV: I’m Dying Up Here (upcoming), Masters of Sex, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU. Film: Non-Stop, English (actor/director), Toys (animator/director). Faculty: HB Studio.

FUTURE Scratch and New City, New Blood: 2016/2017 Scratch Night at TNC and New City, New Blood Reading Series development season began in November 2016. The selection process is ongoing


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