Submissions for Scratch Night (a quarterly works-in-progress theater showcase)
We are currently seeking applications for Scratch Night, a curated works-in-progress theater showcase presented by Physical Theater Festival and Links Hall. Originally an annual performance that only took place during the festival, we've expanded Scratch Night to quarterly, and we are currently running digitally to continue supporting artists' work during the pandemic.
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 - October 11, 2020 at 7pm CST (pre-recorded acts with live hosting/interviews)
Mid-point rehearsal -
Sep 27th, 6-8pm CST
Submissions should be:
-6-8 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"
-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 -
Sept 16th, midnight CST
Feel free to email us with any questions!