June Scratch Night
Monday, June 5
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:
Carlos Roa: Andean Mountains
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. Living in the realm of not-quite-theatre, the piece is both a Google Street View tour as well as an exploration of culture loss through movement, object theatre, and live projection. Featuring a performance by a juicy Colombian bear, audiences are invited to digitally globetrot to various locations – from sunny Miami to urban Bogotá to rural Caquetá.
Midge Mattel: Psychotic Broadway
Midge Mattel welcomes you to her world. Psychotic Broadway reveals Midge’s life of distorted reality and interpretation of Broadway songs. The show debuts at the 2017 Philly Fringe Festival.
Caitlin Quinn Pittenger: Passage
Passage is Caitlin Quinn Pittenger’s newest work and collaboration with visual artist, Mariana Smith, bringing together video projection and dance. The piece addresses the nature of immigrant dislocations, based on a fragmented collections of memories.
This work is a response to the struggle and journey specifically faced by women to hold on to their family. In addition, the value of the work is to raise global awareness and stimulate understanding and compassion.
The Greenfield Collective: Tilda Swinton Adopt Me Please
Set in the childhood bedroom of an unusual pair of twin siblings, Tilda Swinton Adopt Me Please is a mash-up of theatre, dance, and performance art, exploring celebrity stalking, adolescence, and the acceptability of love – even in its strangest forms.
Julia Brandenberger: Funeral for an Expectation
This is a funeral for expectations; a study of value systems and success.
You’ll be led into a dark room. You’ll be taken through a series of landscapes, some fun and goofy, some dark and deep. You’ll be invited to sit, stand, share, laugh and move throughout the piece.
Maximilian I has recently been declared the Emperor of Mexico by Napoleon III. But his administration soon comes under attack by the revolutionary Benito Juarez. He is confronted with one of the greatest dilemmas an Emperor has ever faced; to shave his beard, or to die by firing squad. Maximilian I has recently been declared the Emperor of Mexico by Napoleon III. But his administration soon comes under attack by the revolutionary Benito Juarez. He is confronted with one of the greatest dilemmas an Emperor has ever faced; to shave his beard, or to die by firing squad.
Mon, June 5 at 7pm
Free / RSVP suggested