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, April 14th at 7:00pm
"Storage" is a 2 character one act play. At opening A 60+ woman, Bronwyn and a 30+ gay man, Matt, are in a rather large storage unit surrounded by large black garbage bags and cardboard boxes. Bronwyn has hired Matt to help clean out her storage unit. In the course of the play they struggle to organize the contents and clear metaphorical and physical storage. The play’s themes include friendship, homelessness, mental illness, success, romance, 9/11 and the arts. It is as if “Grey Gardens meet Harold and Maude”, a gently tragi-comedy in which two individuals find common ground and learn of themselves and each other.
Matt Rydell is an educator, performer, writer and media artist. He presently works in Special Education in Staten Island.
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