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, June 13 11th at 7:00pm

The Hipster Zombie Apocalypse

$5 Suggested Donation

This work-in-progress presentation is directed by Richard Vetere

Hipsters coming off the L train are turning into zombies and eating residents of Williamsburg. The FBI assigns an agent to entice the local mob to kill the zombie hipsters.


Joesph R. Sicari

Marcus Devin

Annabella Sciorra

Tony Danza

Maja Wampuszyc

Paul Nielsen

Meredith Florenza

Carmine Paspaoli

Richard Zavaglia

Johnny Calabro

Meridith Szalay

Catherine Rabus

Christiane Seidel

Robert Funaro

Florencia Lozano

Playright/Director: Richard Vetere

is a playwright, film writer, novelist and poet. He wrote the novel The Third Miracle (Simon & Schuster) and he co-wrote the screenplay adaptation starring Ed Harris, produced by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by Agnieska Holland released by Sony Picture Classics. He wrote the CBS TV film (highest ratings ever) The Marriage Fool starring Walter Mathau and Carol Burnett. His other movies include How To Go Out on a Date in Queens based on his stage play starring Jason Alexander and the cult classic Vigilante. His other plays Off-Broadway and international productions of Gangster Apparel, Caravaggio and Machiavelli as well as One Shot, One Kill which was seen at Primary Stages and received a Pulitzer nomination. His latest book of poetry was The Other Colors in a Snow Storm (Bordegheria Press) and his most recent published novel is The Writers Afterlife (Three Rooms Press). He has a masters from Columbia University in Comparative English Literature. He was made a Lifetime Member of the WGA East in 2010 and is a born and raised New Yorker.

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