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 24 at 7:00pm

Touch my Heart Masterpiece

by Chima Chikazunga

This presentation is directed by Chima Chikazunga

$5 Suggested Donation.

When Elaine's father takes on a young black-American playwright as his apprentice for an internship, she soon begins to question a story her late mother told her in confidence. In the end, the mind of an aging painter is forced to deal with his own living nightmare, as his past life begins to haunt him in ways he never thought possible. Grief, racism, and deception soon invade in disrupt this once happy home.

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

CHIMA CHIKAZUNGA , a native New Yorker. Graduated from Florida State University. He is an actor, writer, and director. As an actor he has performed on stages in New York, Boston, Florida, and New Jersey. As a writer/director , 3 the Hard Way (11th Annual DUTF /LES FESTIVAL FOR THE ARTS)- also semi-finalist 2014 Mentor Project. Sophies Sweet 16 (THEATRE FOR NEW CITY’S DREAM UP FESTIVAL . Readings of his plays The Accidental Kiss (Scratch Night) and For Chance (new City, New Blood) were both presented by TFNC. For Chance (Dream Up festival 2014) Prior to developing his own work, he has also worked on new plays by an established playwright which received readings at Rattlestick and Cherry Lane. Chima has recently presented his newest work "Touch My Heart Masterpiece" at TFNC on Nov 24, as part of their Scratch Night.

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
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