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Brittany Anderson

Call for Scratch Night Submissions

Scratch Night is a curated, quarterly works-in-progress theater showcase presented by Physical Theater Festival and co-produced by Links Hall. The show features contemporary, visual, and physical theatre by Chicago artists. Our mission is to foster growth of new theater works, expose diverse forms of theater to Chicago audiences, and bring together different communities of Chicago artists for conversation and possible collaborations. The show ends with food and drinks at the bar at Links Hall, and the event also serves as a fundraiser for the annual Physical Theater Festival.

Our next show is Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 7pm. The mid-point rehearsal will be on the evening of March 30th from 6:30-9:30 at Links Hall and is required for all participating artists.

Submissions should be:

-8-15 minutes in length by the time of the show
-an original creation
-centered around contemporary, visual, and/or physical theater in style
-limited in set pieces and not in excess of lighting and sound cues (for quick transitions between pieces

What you as the artist would receive in perks:

-quality production value to realize the best potential for your piece
-direction or feedback at our "mid-point rehearsal"
-design support
-documentation of your piece
-free food reception after the show
-a guarantee that you will meet a new artist/s (and possibly your future collaborator/s!)

We would ideally like to feature works currently in the workshopping or rehearsal process. However, if you have a concept you've been wanting to get in front of an audience, we're open to that level of proposal as well. To submit you or your company's work in progress, please fill out the below form:

The submission deadline is March 8th at midnight.

Name: Brittany Price Anderson and Scott Ray Merchant
Address: Chicago, IL