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, February 23, 2015 at 7:00pm

Doubt & Deliberation: by Lynn Marie Macy

Doubt & Deliberation: by Lynn Marie Macy

This presentation is directed by Lynn Marie Macy

Based on a true story, Doubt & Deliberation is a theatrical examination of the magical intersection of art with real life. Anna dreams of becoming a writer like her celebrated Aunt while her cousin Fanny scrutinizes the qualities of her multiple suitors. Both young women look to Jane Austen for advice and lessons in literature, life and love.


Kevin Connell
Tatiana Gomberg
Bennett Harrell
Sheila Joon
Annalisa Loeffler
Lisa Riegel
Leslie Shreve

Lynn Marie Macy Playwright/Director - Macy's most recent scripts are Lady Susan or the Captive Heart, A Jane Austen Bodice Ripper and Madame Campan's Academy. Macy's other scripts include Northanger Abbey, A Romantic Gothic Comedy (produced by Distilled Spirits Theatre, NYC, Blue Room Theatre, CA & Theater Ten Ten, NYC) which was published by New York Theatre Experience in Playing with Canons, Explosive New Works from Great Literature by America's Indie Playwrights, Innocent Diversions, A Christmas Entertainment with Jane Austen and Friends which (produced by Distilled Spirits Theatre, Theater Ten Ten), A Thousand Merry Conceits, A Private Audience with Nell Gwyn (produced by Theater Ten Ten; Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Crunching Numbers (produced by Distilled Spirits Theatre, NYC) published by New York Theatre Experience in Plays and Playwrights for the New Millennium), and an adaptation/translation of Schiller's Intrigue & Love (produced Off Broadway by Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre, NYC). Ms. Macy's directing credits include, As You Like It for the Minnesota Shakespeare Company, Alls Well That Ends Well for Theater Ten Ten, NYC, Innocent Diversions for Distilled Spirits, and Theater Ten Ten, The Thrice Three Muses for Distilled Spirits, and Misalliance for the English Speaking Union.

Macy is Resident Playwright at Theater 2020 and a member of the Dramatists' Guild. Macy's work is currently published by Indie Theater Now, a digital theatre library for the 21stcentury: Digital Library click here

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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.

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