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, May 11th at 7:00pm

The Greeks Have a Word by Edmund Miller

$5 Suggested Donation

This work-in-progress presentation is directed by Dulcie Stoepker

When Greek playwright Sophocles is called back from the past to write the new tragedy the world needs, classical antiquity re-forms around him.

Edmund Miller (Author)

is a Senior Professor of English at LIU-Post. His full-length plays The Colonel's Lady and The Last Conquests of Beau Fersen have had staged readings under the direction of Dulcie Stoepker. A scene from his Royal Favorite was performed at Post and at Grove City College. His short play "Pink Elephants" was a recent festival play at The Village Playwrights, and his screenplay "Hairline" was a quarterfinalist in the BlueCat Short Screenplay Contest in 2014. Miller has also worked as a Dramaturg. I addition, he is author of Drudgerie Divine: The Rhetoric of God and Man in George Herbert and other scholarly works as well as such poetry books as The Go-Go Boy Sonnets: Men of the New York Club Scene.

Dulcie Stoepker (Director)

has an MA in Drama from the University of Virginia and is a long-time adjunct teacher at LIU-Post and Assistant for the Poetry Center. She has appeared in Vanities, 6 Rms Riv Vu, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Twelve Angry Jurors, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Plaza Suite. She has directed productions of The Foreigner, Bell Book and Candle, and Arsenic and Old Lace and ted staged readings of Edmund Miller's plays The Last Conquests of Beau Fersen and The Colonel's Lady. And she has been assistant director for The Philadelphia Story. Recently, she appeared in a staged reading of Heart, Hand, and Air, and she has stage-managed numerous regionalproductions, including Dial M for Murder, The Odd Couple (Female Version), Barefoot in the Park, and Social Security.

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