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 Tuesday, July 1st at 7:00pm

Tickets: $5


By: Lauren Wimmer

This Presentation is Directed by Andy Scott

A young, newly divorced couple attempt to put conflict aside and host a party celebrating their break-up in order to prove to their friends they are happy.

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Melanie - Marisol Miranda
Eugene - Stephen Sanow
Liz - Claudia Givings
Greg - Jacob Horstmeier
Ali - Madalena Provo
Rick - Benjamin Russell
Stage Directions - Katie Jane Trosan

Lauren Wimmer (Playwright) is the author of several plays including her current work, Divorce Party. In addition to TNC, the play was accepted to the Kenyon Playwrights Conference, Vermont Studio Center, Southampton Writers’ Conference, and the 2014 Sewanee Writers’ Conference where it will be further developed this summer. Lauren was a playwriting apprentice at New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College where her play, Vocation Vacation, received its first reading with subsequent readings at Sarah Lawrence College. As an actor, Lauren has studied at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Group, and the British American Drama Academy in London. She has held past internships at Upright Citizens Brigade, York Theatre Company, The New Group, New Dramatists, and Soho Rep. An avid improviser, Lauren currently trains at Second City’s Conservatory and iO’s writing program in Chicago. She earned her B.A. in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY.

Andy Scott (Director) is honored to be developing new work at Theater for the New City. Favorite directing credits include You Looked Hot When You Stole that Dress from Walmart (Fresh Fruit Festival), At the Gate (Ruddy Productions) and Carve (Greensboro College Mainstage), among many other projects with the Powerhouse Apprenticeship Program and the National Theater Institute. He has received two departmental awards (Best Direction) and a SDC Student Directing nomination from KCACTF. He has assistant directed at Triad Stage and New York Stage and Film. Thank you all for your generous support and passion. Upcoming directing projects are with the Unboxed Voices Youth Playwrights, and the Fresh Fruit Festival. He received his Directing degree at Greensboro College in North Carolina. A huge thank you to all. See more at

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