August Scratch Night: 8/15
August 15 at 7:00pm
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.
FREE / Suggested Donation
This month’s line-up:
Evalina Carbonell, Melissa Chisena, Annielille Gavino-Kollman, and Nickolai McKenzie
Four choreographers investigating the ins and outs of the human experience. Evalina Carbonell, Melissa Chisena, Annielille Gavino-Kollman, and Nickolai McKenzie explore themes ranging from immigration and gender definition to universality, rebirth, and cycles of humanity.
My Name is Dara
Dara uses her imagination and resilient spirit to cope with the traumatic experience of being trafficked and sexually exploited. Breaking the fourth wall and journeying into a world of magical realism, she begins to cut off her senses one by one, as silence and darkness descend upon her and the audience.
The Long Tides
JoAnn has worked in the call center for a very long time. Now she’s asking: where does the time go, anyway? At turns both clown office seminar and poignant audit of how we spend our minutes, The Long Tides weaves multiple characters, narrative and movement to ask why we wait—and what happens when we remain on the line.
The Institute for Relativity Studies
Brian Shapiro Presents
Why do some people enjoy French kissing on the first date, while others do not like the French at all? In a novelty-filled world, is sentimentality the last vestige of genuine human emotion or simply an extraordinary inefficient use of time? Visit The Institute for Relativity Studies to find out these answers and more!
A Hot Dog walks into a bar…