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 23rd at 7pm


$5 Suggested Donation

This work-in-progress presentation is written and directed by BILL DONNELLY.

Writing a will can be hysterically funny when written by the patriarch of a wonderfully dysfunctional yet very relatable family. Disowning your daughters and leaving your huge fortune to your step son Ö OY!

Playright/Director: BILL DONNELLY

SILVERSTEIN- Billís new one act-full length comedy has had four very successful readings at public performance spaces in PA during 2014 and kept audiences laughing. He looks forward to a reading at the Theater for the New City in 2015.

AGAIN- His two hander play had a public reading in 2012 in PA.

THE TENANT- The Theater for the New City successfully premiered this two act drama in 2012 after a one month workshop at the Producersí Club. The play was previously chosen by the Dramatists Guild in a national competition for Bill to attend a special boot camp on theatrical production.

BEWARE OF THE RABBITS- The book for this full length musical was elected to the Humanities and Introduction to Poetry courses at Belcourt College, ND. Songs from the play were previewed Off-Off Broadway at the Quaigh Theater, NYC.

THE ROSE KING- A full length two act drama was workshopped in NJ.

LA VALSE: NIGHT, CANDLES, DAWN- A trilogy of one act plays was workshopped by the Passage Players, Morristown, NJ.

TRANSMISSION- this full length drama was performed at Manhattan College, NYC. Bill also directed this play with a cast of 32 actors.

FUTURE Scratch and New City, New Blood:2015/2016 Scratch Night at TNC and New City, New Blood Reading Series development season will begin in November 2015. The selection process is ongoing.

At Theater For The New City
155, 1st Avenue (Between 9th & 10 St)

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 254-1109
Fax: (212) 979-6570


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