SCRATCH NIGHT AT TNC
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 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 Tuesday, May 16 at 7pm
$5 Suggested Donation
Halcyon Days by Josh Drimmer
This work-in-progress presentation is directed by Logan Reed
It's August in Bridgeport, NY, a cute, not terribly expensive town in Long Island's North Fork. Over 24 hours in a curious rented house with bright walls and no locks on the door, six 30-something friends and one special guest, a 17-year-old townie picked up near the town carousel, will drink too much, take too much of too many drugs, and go through a collective, premature mid-life crisis.
Josh Drimmer’s plays have been read and produced by Sanguine Theatre Company, Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors’ Lab, Theater for the New City (Falling, 2010), the Emerging Artists’ Theater, Sanctuary: Playwrights Theater, Milk Can Theater Company, the Manhattan Repertory Theater, Feed The Herd, among others; he is the book writer of the new musical The Last Days of Pompeii and a cabaret (Rejected Showgirl), and was a writer/performer with Juvie Hall’s sketch comedy show Saturday Night Rewritten. He is a member of the American Renaissance Theatre Company and The Pool. For more, joshdrimmer.com.
Logan Reed is a New York based theatre director with select credits including Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play, Josh Drimmer’s The Lighthouse Invites the Storm (Sanguine Theatre), Gabriel Vega Weissman’s and Brian Reno’s Loose Canon (Scranton Shakespeare Festival/FringeNYC/SoHo Playhouse), Blake Bishton’s No Baby and Sarah DeLappe’s But I Digress (The Habitat), and Maria Irene Fornes’s Springtime (Williamstown). He is a Creative Associate at Tom Kirdahy Productions which is producing the Broadway musical Anastasia. B.A. Tufts University. LoganReedDirector.com.
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.