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November Scratch Night

Nov 2 2015

Runtime TBA



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.


Anomie Fatale: I am Great Neck

nomieguitarI’m a singer/songwriter/disability rights advocate that recently did a feature for FringeArts. In the show I told a lot about my personal story, medical history, how I went from a 4.0 biochemistry student to a burlesque/sideshow performer using comedy and my music to tell the story.




Lightning Rod Special/Strange Attractor: Sans Everything


photo by Flordelino Lagundino

Sans Everything follows a ship of elite space explorers as they are forced to perform As You Like It for the entertainment of a hostile extraterrestrial presence. Set so far in the future that Shakespeare has been forgotten, Sans Everything asks: What do we owe the past when thinking about the future? Sans Everything is a co-production between Lightning Rod Special and Strange Attractor Theatre Company and will be developed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Providence, and Boston.



Andy Thierauf: Drumming on Ursonate

Andy Thierauf

photo by Sean Thomas Boyt

This work is based on a DADAist poem by Kurt Schwitters using nonsense syllables. The performer recites parts of the poem and plays an interpretation of those sounds on 6 drums.





University Of The Arts School Of Dance: Sophomore Project

photo scratch night 11_15_smSophomore Project offers students the opportunity to make physical, conceptual, choreographic, performative and intellectual connections through engaging in creative process. This project assists students in making important physical/conceptual connections within the development, rehearsal and performance of new dance work.


Nicole Quenelle: The Long Tides


photo by Nicole Quenelle

The Long Tides is a solo performance piece exploring themes of time, work, solitude, and correspondence in a mysterious flooded landscape. Rooted in clown with nods to film noir, dance theater and radio drama, the piece is in development throughout 2015 and will premier in 2016.



60 minutes
FREE / Suggested Donation