August 21 Scratch Night
August 21 at 7:00pm
The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month. This month, we have three Scratch Night performances as we gear up for the 2017 Fringe Festival!
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.
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Free RSVP, $5 Suggested Donation
MUJERES: HERstory – Ani Gavino and Evalina Carbonell
HERstory is a story of ancestral memories and lost histories. This 40 minute work is an interdisciplinary performance, celebrating goddesses, priestesses, female chieftains, and matriarchal archetypes present in indigenous society. Herstory celebrates ancient spirituality, its presence in ancient mythologies and its absence after the rise of European colonialism. In celebration of the divine feminine, filipino choreographer, Annielille Gavino will also feature her collaborations with amazing female artists in the community such film maker, Jasmine Lynea, Poet Lenora Howard and singer Maya Simone.
The No Know Show – Brian Shapiro
Exhilarating, insightful, and whimsical, lThe No Know Show is a musically-driven/lounge-like journey into a self-absorbed world. Poetically highlighting the ups and downs of this most human of conditions, from self-absorption’s origins and eventually leading the audience towards bittersweet liberation, audience members are literally invited to look themselves in the mirror and join the narrator in fleshing out, laughing at, and joyfully celebrating our own self-centered tendencies.
Death Is A Cabaret Ol’ Chum: A Graveyard Cabaret – REV Theatre Company
SEE a sailor lost at sea as his widow drowns in a bathtub! MARVEL as a serial-killing little girl pleads for the electric chair! BEWARE a murdering sadist as he looks for his next victim! Sip free libations while darkness falls, and journey between this world and the next as three departed singing souls appear in the misty boneyard all with music from Bessie Smith to the Scissor Sisters, and Cole Porter to Sonny & Cher.
Interior is an interdisciplinary collaboration between artistic director Leah Stein and renowned violinist and composer Diane Monroe. This new duet invites audiences into an intimate, nuanced, and surprising performance in the art room of a former elementary school, built in the early 20th century. Through sound, movement, and site, these risk-taking artists develop a language threading absence and presence, awareness of distant and near experiences of loss and regeneration. Interior invites audiences to witness the old art room as an interior space for unexpected discovery.
Andean Mountains is a digital journey through the mountains. Above all, it is a piece about personal geography: the way we relate to our place of origin versus where we’ve relocated. Featuring a performance by a juicy Colombian bear, the piece is both a Google Street View tour as well as an exploration of culture loss.
MONARCH is one woman’s retelling of the story of Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots. Fill in the blanks of history (with an irreverent dose of fiction) as a centuries old rivalry comes to a head. Queens will rage. Crowns will fall. Heads will roll.