March Scratch Night
The popular, long running works-in-progress series on the first Monday of every month—Scratch Night!
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.
After Scratch Night, in lieu of our regular Artist Meal, we’ll be bringing up the house lights and inviting audience members to hang out for a while, enjoy $2 PBR (or seltzer!) from La Peg and have a conversation with the artists!
Featuring in March:
Penny Crafts by Maddie Hewitt & Michael Bailey
Penny Crafts is an electro-acoustic duo that utilizes everyday objects in combination with amplification in free-form sound performances. The goal is to find expressivity in materials that are overlooked or neglected and channel their potential into electrified communication. We also incorporate digital sound processing at times to deconstruct or further the extremity of the acoustic sounds created.
Tous les Dangers/Boundless Night by Harlee Trautman and Asya Zlatina for Loli Tsan
Always evolving, Tous les Dangers/Boundless Night is a poem by all around artist Loli Tsan, (American-Asian-French). Composer Rafaël Leloup wrote it into music for soprano, sax quartet, accordion, harp and percussion (recorded in Bruxelles 2015). Together, the poem and audio were infused with movement by Harlee Trautman and Asya Zlatina in 2018. Along with a painting by the poem’s creator, Tous les Dangers/Boundless Night premiered at Arts On Site, NYC on February 17.
Corridor by Evalina “Wally” Carbonell
Corridor is a solo work-in-progress, in which the dancer makes an emotionally-charged journey through a narrow pathway, as she funnels and processes an internal struggle through her external body. This solo is the seedling which will eventually sprout a larger project with more dancers, in which Evalina will explore the alertness, efficiency, paranoia, rapid response time, and deepened capacity for love, which attend us as we carry the weight of ourselves, our emotions, our children, our community, and each other. Look for more developments throughout the spring and summer, as this Philadelphia dance artist continues to build and workshop material for “Carry Me,” an evening-length work to be premiered at the Philly Fringe Festival this September.
Llegar by Belle Alvarez + Carl(os) Roa
Performance artists Belle Alvarez and Carl(os) Roa are merging worlds of dance and theatre to present a work-in-progress showing. The two artists are exploring ideas surrounding psychic pain, culture loss, and arriving to the destination of healing. Make sure you check out the development of this work in SoLow Fest!
Free RSVP, $5 Suggested Donation
Featured Photo: Penny Crafts by Emily Bucholz