Scratch Night is a free monthly event where selected artists share experimental ideas at various stages of development. It is open to all who want to be a part of the artistic process. Artists need you! So you give us your opinions and we will supply the beer and snacks. Join us for the social and interactive side of art-making!
Held on the first Monday of each month at 7pm, November–June.
"You could call the work at Scratch Night a high-level risk — yes, the ideas in play are not fully realized, but they often involve established artists whose track records give them credibility; people want in on their experiments."
Howie Shapiro, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Good experimental art is risky and Scratch Night performances may contain adult themes or nudity.
If you have questions, please contact Craig Peterson, Director, Lab, at Craig@FringeArts.com or at 215-413-9006 x22.
Painted Bride Art Center | 230 Vine St. | Philadelphia, PA 19106
Pay what you can:
Admission is free, but you can add a donation when you RSVP to support art in the making.
Photo by Libby Cady
Marcel Williams Foster/Performance Hypothesis
Humans are animals but animals are not human (says Darwin). Drag queens are not biology but biology is assuredly a drag queen (says RuPaul?). So, what happens when a drag queen becomes an animal? Never fear, Jane Goodall is here.
Photo by Kanako Dasai and Dia
Where is the center of the universe? What would be there? Why are people looking for it?(Are they??) In this fast spinning world, having fast spinning minds, where do we find ourselves and how do we show ourselves fully to the world? This piece is a journey of trying and wanting.
Hinako Arao will be performing with DIA (Sakuma Takurou), JungWoong Kim, Rebecca Lloyd-Jones, Umer Piracha and Ilse Torlin. Sound design by Tom Deis.
Scratch Night is generously supported by a challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation