December Scratch Night
Dec 7 2015
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.
DECEMBER 7 LINEUP
John Hawthorne/The Hopefuls
The Hopefuls are a punk band with presidential pretensions from Philadelphia, PA. They really care about the current state of American political discourse. #Hopefuls2016
Jimmy Grzelak: St. Jimmy Grzelak’s Analog Vlog
Jimmy Grzelak is a spiritual voyager and work in “progress” (see the Oxford Dictionary of World History). After traversing Eurasia by train in pilgrimage to the holy places of new religious movements, and touring the U.S. in gastro-liturgical communion with Paula Deen and other divinities, St. Jimmy is ready to give his people of Philadelphia a Christmas gift. He invites you to witness the birth of a fresh apostolate and novel artistic form: St. Jimmy Grzelak’s Analog Vlog.
Sam Henderson: You Receive a Love Letter From Me You’re Fucked Forever
You Receive a Love Letter From Me You’re Fucked Forever
is an emerging
solo performance about love, madness, and dicks by Sam Henderson, creator of FringeArts festival oddity 100: a procedurally generated performance for one person. Recent appearances include Three Sisters (Arden Theatre Company), Closer (Luna Theatre), and Azuka Theatre’s upcoming world premiere of Local Girls, by Emma Goidel.
Daniel Park: We Need to Talk
We Need to Talk can most easily be described as Dungeons and Dragons about relationships. Whether breaking up, starting a family, or what we want from sex, some conversations are terrifying to have. What’s scarier, slaying a dragon or ending a relationship? Can a break up be turned into a game? Could we roll a D20 and come out on the other side more generous, loving, and open?
Hallie Martenson: MonkeySong
Part ritual, part coming of age story, the solo performance Monkeysong explores friendship, faith, and the hidden magical threads of love. Fat Girl and Jenny are best friends, growing up together in a new age Hindu temple run by hippies in the New Mexico desert. When Jenny disappears during a ceremony in honor of the monkey god Hanuman and comes back changed, Fat Girl struggles to pull her friend back down to Earth.
MonkeySong was developed in part through a Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Residency at 1812 Productions
Sam Tower/Plant Me Here: I’d rather choke than be a quitter
I’d rather choke than be a quitter is a mash-up between art collective Plant Me Here, director Sam Tower, and musician Shakai Mondai, with aesthetic design from Emilie Krause. Influenced by paintings from visual artist, Sam Whalen, it explores primordial femininity, abstract mythology, and our stubborn fixation on transcending body and time. Shakai Mondai’s shimmering, ethereal sound breaks open a portal into the fantastic nature of the imagination. Featuring Emma Arrick, Caitlin Dagle, and Tess Kunik, this work riffs on our obsession with all things occult.
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FREE / Suggested Donation