Scratch Night @ TNC

October 8 – October 8

Theater for the New City & Crystal Field (Artistic Director)
presents
Scratch Night @ TNC!
 
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 Monday, October 8th at 7pm 
$5 Suggested Donation                                                                                                                                              
“ADOPTION ROULETTE”
“An ordinary Connecticut couple follows their dream to adopt a little girl from Russia.  They soon find themselves trapped in a story which has all the elements of a Hitchcock thriller.  This dark and disturbing true story takes the audience on a 90 minute One Act ride through the streets of Moscow and into the hinterlands of Siberia.  The authors have written a show which is both witty and terrifying at the same time.”
BIOS
Elizabeth Fuller has written ten published books.  She is an Op-ed contributor to the NY Times and the playwright of “ME AND JEZEBEL.”  In 2015, “ME AND JEZEBEL” won best play by Broadway.com.  The NY Times called it “Delicious.  Great fun to watch.”  It has played around the US and in 14 foreign countries.  The play is currently under option for a feature film.
Sachi Parker the daughter of internationally acclaimed film star Shirley MacLaine, is an accomplished actress appearing in theatre and films.  Parker made her film debut in 1985 in “STICK” directed by Burt Reynolds and appeared in “BACK TO THE FUTURE,” “ABOUT LAST NIGHT,” PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED,” “RIDERS TO THE SEA,” “WELCOME HOME ROXY CARMICHAEL,” “BAD INFLUENCE,” and “”SCROOGED.”   Parker recently completed “ALL ME, ALL THE TIME,” with Keir Dullea.  Her theatre work includes “THE LULU PLAYS,” “LADIES IN WAITING,” “PASTORALE,” “MY CUP RUNNETH OVER,” “WEST SIDE STORY,” “MOONCHILDREN,” “INDEPENDENCE,” “THE CHERRY ORCHARD,” “THE SEAGULL,” and “THE THREE SISTERS. 
Joel Vig originated 6 starring roles in Broadway’s “HAIRSPRAY” – which won 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical.  Mr. vig also created the title role in the cult musical “RUTHLESS!” which also won Best Musical honors.  As writer/performer/ director, Mr. Vig worked with the Theatre Guild for over 3 decades with stars including Patricia Neal, Eli Wallach, Jean Stapelton, Lee Roy Reams, Tammy Grimes, Gena Rowlands, and many others.  Mr. Vig won the Judges Choice Award last year in the non-fiction writing contest sponsored by Barnes and Noble and Dans Papers.