Tuesday, June 4th, at 9pm
Hosted by Brittany Price Anderson
All performances are at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont Ave.)
Scratch Night is a showcase of what is brewing in Chicago’s physical theatre scene. Nine local artists/companies present ten minutes of new, experimental work. Scratch Night 2019 will be hosted by Brittany Price Anderson from Heels Over Head
Brittany Price Anderson
The Love of Imitation
by Claire Saxe
The world’s foremost socio-psychological emerging junior associate scholarly research fellow is here to deliver their first ever academic presentation and lead a controlled demonstration -- a demonstration in which things will certainly not get out of hand.
Garbaj: La langue de l'amour est comme une chanson que je ne peux pas jouer au violon
by Danny Gadaj
Without a doubt one of the most expensive acts to fly into Chicago, Garbaj wishes that someone would finally describe him as any of the following: "exciting", "memorable", "burlesque", "a revolutionary artist". Garbaj brings an energy to the stage that makes you wish you spoke French (or that he did).
La Vuelta Ensemble
Try to Be
by La Vuelta Ensemble
Directed by: Raquel Torre
Everyday life is the spotlight we step into. Everyday people are the audience observing. Our act? Niceness, respectability, gender, intellect, etc... Anything that blocks the light from the shadow behind."
TRY TO BE is a different performative experience, without chairs or divisions between the audience and the performer. Described as "indoor street theatre", we're exploring our pretensions and secrets through play, high physicality, and delightful absurdity. In short, we're throwing a party, and we want, no, we need to show you that we are good people. The nicest, really!
by Vanessa Valliere
Puppet designer: K.T. Shivak
It’s a birthday party!
It’s time to celebrate!
It’s time to dance!
Corn Moon Circus
Performed and created by: Camille Swift, Jon Snyder, Char Numrych, Jaylon Britton, Christine Conroy, Jean-Carlos Claudio, Chloe Zabicki, Emily Perkins and Johanna Vargas
Written by: Travis Clark, Johanna Vargas and Camille Swift
Corn Moon Circus breathes epic life into this hero's journey under the big top in Humboldt Park this July. Join Odysseus and his boisterous crew's hilarious antics as they get marooned on and explore Circe's island
Abby Pajakowski and Will Sonheim
The First Universal Family Meeting
Performed by: Will Sonheim and Abby Pajakowski
Directed by: Sammy Zeisel
Welcome, sweet associates, to a communal experience celebrating life, love, and The Three Mostly Unbreakable Tenets of The First Universal Family Meeting. All are Welcome.
by: Comedy Dance Chicago
The C:DC is a group of current, former, and almost dancers who celebrate movement-based comedy.
Virginia Davis Conducts Carmen
by Rachel Posonby
While working with Cirque Plume and Circus Ronaldo, Rachel Ponsonby has created her own universe of musical clowning through "Virginia Davis". Davis has conducted Carmen in Brazil, France, Belgium, Austria. This is her premiere in the United States.
Finding Hortensio; Or Love in the Time of Capitalism
by: Laughing Stock Theatre
(Aaron Quick, Claire Proepper, Jeffrey Rubin, Martin Downs, Shea Lea, Steven Yandell; plus Emil Sueck, Niky Crawford, and Sarah Shoemaker)
An excerpt from this brand new, 2 hour devised commedia dell’arte piece following the trials and tribulations of traditional commedia characters in the modern world. Hortensio and his friend Arlecchino run a small YouTube channel, but Hortensio dreams of more, Brighella and Burrattino are here to make his channel a hit, but will his quest for the love of Isabella end his hopes of stardom?
Host: Brittany Price Anderson
Founder and Co-Curator of Heels Over Head, Chicago's monthly physical performance variety show since October 2015