April Scratch Night
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April Scratch Night


140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
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The popular, long-running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month.

Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new material from shows they are working on in this fast-paced sampling of contemporary theater, dance, performance art, and everything in between. Scratch Night features short performances by four-to-six companies/artists, offering an inside look at the future of performance.

This month’s lineup:

Photo by Paula Court

Sophomore Performance and Coaching Project by UArts Sophomore Dance majors

The Sophomore Performance and Coaching Project offers students the opportunity to make physical, conceptual, choreographic, performative and intellectual connections through engaging in creative process. An interdisciplinary system, SPCP is designed to help students recognize the tools and methodologies used in both dance creation and performance.

Photo by Gus Gscheidle

I like chocolate by Irina Varina

“More explorations and experiments into personal identity and who/what makes me think things about myself. Like, that I am this thing and not that thing. That I am kind and not evil. Or that I look good in jeans and not in hats.” – Irina Varina


Photo by Julianne Harris

I’m Your Man by Evalina “Wally” Carbonell

In this energetic romp of a dance, the duo moves through a fast-paced series of playfully animalistic images, inspired by Leonard Cohen’s words and the dancers’ own boldly eccentric compulsions.


Photo by Daniel Kontz

Fronteras: An Homage to Whatshername by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre

Fronteras: An Homage to Whatshername is an evening-length, ensemble devised work of dance theatre. It is an experiment of process in which the ladies of Almanac take on as much leadership and speak as much as the men usually do. Circus sequences play with the natural differences between feminine and masculine energies—and question what is universal and what is just you and me.

Untitled by Nicole Quenelle

This movement-based theater piece that explores themes of money, value, and how we define our worth in society today. The piece specifically asks, How do we know what we’re worth? and ventures into themes that explore how and to what extent money, beauty, talent, and age help define and shape our perceptions of our value to the world and the societies we inhabit.

How Much White Fragility Have You Got? by Philadelphia Theatre of the Oppressed

Race scholar Robin DiAngelo coined the term White Fragility, defining it as “a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.” Professor DiAngelo’s definition begs the questions: 1) What exactly is this minimum of racial stress? 2) How intolerable are we talking here? And 3) Can we see some of those defensive moves? You be the judge in “How Much White Fragility Have You Got?”

Mon, April 3 at 7pm
Free / RSVP suggested