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, November 25th at 7:00pm
A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB, AND GOD is based on the actions of one Father Carl Kabat. On Good Friday 1994 (which fell on April Fool’s Day), Kabat dressed in a clown suit, broke into a Minuteman III Missile base in North Dakota, and disabled a missile by hammering the silo door shut (the missiles are in deep silos placed under huge steel and concrete silo doors designed to keep them working if the bases are themselves attacked with nuclear weapons). Kabat explained that he was a 'fool for Christ' and went to prison. In A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB, AND GOD, actor/playwright Dan Kinch takes Kabat's peace action to explore the larger questions of war and peace and the religious context surrounding America's long-term relationship with weapons of mass destruction. The play has been toured numerous times in the US and Europe since its premiere. This is a new production of the play.
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