November Scratch Night
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November 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. Join us afterward for a $5 meal in La Peg with the Scratch Night artists.

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60 minutes

Free RSVP, $5 Suggested Donation

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Line Up:

Nightmare Fuel

Sarah Knittel 

This is Nightmare Fuel a brutal clown show created by Sarah Knittel, a skin sack filled with comedy, blood and poop. With this project, Sarah is exploring the nexus of fear, pleasure, gas lighting, and emo music. This is an excerpt from Sarah’s 60 minute horror clown piece that she will be performing at GOOD GOOD COMEDY, November 16th at 7:30 pm.

                                                                                                                  Photo by Fred Brown


Sophomore Performance and Coaching Project

University of the Arts – School of Dance

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, Sophomore Performance and Coaching Project is designed to help students recognize the tools and methodologies used in both dance creation and performance. 35 students will be dancing on stage during the entire performance. Upcoming dates for this performance: December 6-10, 2017 at the Merriam Theater.

                                                                                                                       Photo by Ian Douglas



Matt Holmes

Matt& is an improv comedy show starring Matt Holmes and an audience member. Nothing is planned; it’s all made up as you’re watching it, based on something yelled out by the crowd. Every performance is different. One member of the audience winds up on stage and in the show. Matt& will be appearing at the Philly Improv Theater’s annual Black Friday Comedy Marathon and Albright College Improv Festival. Come improvise!

                                                                                                                       Photo by Tom Lovelund


I like chocolate – Part 2

Irina Varina

Irina continues her almost year-long practice of creating short pieces of work with only two starting points/influencers – space where a performance would take place, and what is on her mind at the time of making. Also, well… how long her performance slot is. What is the practice here? Framing her life experiences? Is there service in this or is it purely self-indulgent? Does it all lead anywhere? (like a final full-length work) Does it have to?

                                                                                                                      Photo by Lauren Karstens


Jenna Strusowski

This project is in the baby steps. Trying examine the feelings that one goes through in the many stages of love by collecting true stories by anonymous people and performing such stories of infatuation, passion, confusion, and the desperate measures we sometimes commit for love. All stories performed by different characters.