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 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 most cool 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 Monday, April 13 2015 at 7:00pm
Pardon Me? For What? (Aka Dare to be Black)
$5 Suggested Donation
This work-in-progress presentation is courtesy of writer/actor/director Tommie J. Moore
ITíS 1908. BOTH YOUR MA AND PA ARE EMANCIPATED SLAVES LIVING BELOW THE MASON DIXON LINE. IT IS STILL A RACIST WHITE AMERICA. NEGRO LYNCHINGíS ARE POPULAR AND INCONSEQUENTIAL. WHAT DO YOU DO? DO YOU DEMAND YOUR FREEDOM? MAYBE. DO YOU KNOCK OUT WHITE MEN? NO! DO YOU HAVE SEX WITH WHITE WOMEN? NO! DO YOU MARRY WHITE WOMEN? HELL NO! WELL JACK JOHNSON DID. JACK JOHNSON WAS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN BEFORE HIS TIME. HE DID THINGS IN THE LATE 1800íS THROUGH THE EARLY 1900íS THAT SOME MAY CONSIDER SUICIDAL. AND ALTHOUGH, HIS PHYSICAL STATURE WAS THREATENING, HIS CHARM AND STORY TELLING MADE HIM LOVABLE. JACK WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION. AND WHITE AMERICA COULD NOT STAND IT.
TOMMIE J. MOORE (Playwright/Director)
GRADUATED FROM YORK COLLEGE WITH A B.A. IN THEATRE ARTS AND A MINOR IN ENGLISH. IN COLLEGE, MR. MOORE DEVELOPED HIS ACTING, WRITING, AND DIRECTING SKILLS. HE HAS PERFORMED IN OVER 20 PLAYS AND DIRECTED 3 IN COLLEGE AND OFF OFF BROADWAY (INCLUDING PIECES FROM DAVID IVES ďITíS ALL IN THE TIMING.Ē) HIS FILM WORK INCLUDES ďAL QAREMĒ IN WHICH HE PLAYS ROBINSON. A ROOKIE FBI AGENT WHOSE PARTNER KILLS AN AFGHAN MAN. AFTER THE 9/11 TRAGEDY. THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, MR. MOORE HAS PITCHED IDEAS TO MTVíS VALERIE ELUSTONDO (PROJECT MANAGER FOR MTVíS RUNíS HOUSE). SOME OF HIS PITCHES ARE STILL IN THE PIPELINE FOR CONSIDERATION. MR.MOORE CONCEIVED THIS JACK JOHNSON SCRIPT LAST YEAR IN HIS HOME AND EXPECTS TO GIVE BIRTH ANY DAY NOW.
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