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Brittany Anderson

Scratch Night Performance Applications

We are currently seeking applications for Scratch Night, a curated works-in-progress theater showcase presented by Physical Theater Festival. Each summer, the festival brings international programming to Chicago every summer, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will take on a digital form this year: Physical Theater Festival at Home on July 17-19.

Scratch Night is the evening in the festival that 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.

Performance - July 19, 2020 at 7pm (pre-recorded acts with live hosting/interviews)
Mid-point rehearsal -
July 12th, 6-8pm CST
(via Zoom)

Submissions should be:
-6-12 minutes in length by the time of the show
-an original creation
-centered around contemporary, visual, and/or physical theater in style
-translatable to a digital platform artistically and technologically

What you as the artist would receive in perks:
-exposure to Physical Theater Festival's audience
-direction or feedback at our "mid-point rehearsal"
-documentation of your piece
-a small stipend as a thank you for your work
-a guarantee that you will meet a new artist/s (and possibly your future collaborator/s!)

To submit you or your company's work in progress, please fill out the below form:

Application Deadline -
July 5th, midnight CST

Deadline: 07.05.2020
Name: Brittany Price Anderson and Scott Ray Merchant
Address: Chicago, IL
Phone: -