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, April 18, 2017 at 7pm
$5 Suggested Donation
by Anna Watts
This work-in-progress presentation is directed by Max Cerci
Taking place in women’s bathrooms throughout New York City, the epicenter of female drama, a group of four young adults comically tear their friendship apart.  Jealousy, cattiness, and cocktails set the scene for a web of secrets and betrayal. Through a combination of bathroom humor and millennial struggles, Stalling hysterically portrays the life of twenty first century women.
Tabby - Natasha Cole
Jude -  Jack Saleeby
Ashley - Alex Lewis
Callie - Anna Watts
My name is Anna Watts.  I am an actor and playwright living in Brooklyn. I have been acting in many festivals in New York City.  I graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Theatre Arts. My most recent acting credits include Callie in Stalling, Robot in the new musical Mescaline, and Elbow in an all-female Measure for Measure.  I recently produced my first play, Stalling, through the NYWinterfest Theatre Festival at the Hudson Guild Theater. 
Max Cerci is a New York based director. Max is currently finishing his final semester at Hofstra University. Max’s most recent Hofstra credits include Assistant Director of The Cherry Orchard. Max’s professional credits include a prestigious internship at Theater Offensive Boston. This spring Max will be assistant directing Hofstra’s 2017 Senior Showcase and directing 4.48 Psychosis.
Jack Saleeby: a New York City based actor/writer and proud alumni of Hofstra University. Jack’s Off Broadway credits include Molasses in January (Vincent). Jacks’s other NY Credits credits include Him and Her (Him), Irving Berlin's America (Jack).
Natasha Cole: a New York based actor. Her New York credits include Much Ado About Nothing. Natasha’s Regional theater credits include Marat/Sade, Coriolanus, and Jane Eyre. Natasha is a recent Hofstra graduate, a cast member of the international tour of Kultar's Mime, and a proud ensemble member of Out Loud Theatre in Providence, RI.
Alex Lewis: a new New York based actor. Recent graduate of Hofstra University.
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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