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Sunday, March 3rd at 5pm


Eric Robinson​, Jean Wildest, Queer Dance Freakout, Richie Whitehead, Vanessa Valliere & Zoia Mendoza


Curated by Scott Ray Merchant


 by Various Artists (USA)

 70 minutes with no intermission

 Age Guidance: 14+

Sunday, March 3rd at 5 pm

All performances are at The Newport Theater

(956 W Newport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657)

Box Office:  (773) 270-3440

About SN

Scratch Night is a curated  showcase of works-in-progress featuring innovative local theatre makers. Scratch Night features 6 previews of original contemporary, visual, and physical theatre by different Chicago artists to foster their development. Produced by Scott Ray Merchant, Scratch Night aims to provide a social space for community, conversation, and collaboration.

Winter Scratch Night Line Up: ​


Eric Robinson

Jean Wildest

Queer Dance Freakout

Richie Whitehead

Vanessa Valliere

Zoia Mendoza





Scott Ray Merchant (he/him) is a performance artist and theatre maker celebrating over a decade in the Chicago theatre community. A graduate of the Theatre Conservatory of Roosevelt University, Scott has had the privilege to perform with The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Scooty & Jojo Show, Abraham Werewolf, New Leaf Theatre, Dog & Pony, Red Twist, Rough House Theatre and he is a proud company member of Collaboraction. Scott was Co-director of, "TOLLBOOTH: A Clown Show" for First Floor Theatre and a former member of the cult-hit Bouffon troupe Les Enfants Terribles. Over the last several years, he has trained with Eric Davis in Bouffon, Sue Morrison in Pochinko clown in Toronto and with Steve Wasson and Corine Soum in Decroux mime. Scott was the co-curator and co-host of the 'Hindrance and Hysteria Mandatory Happy Party' alongside Lindsey Marks (Lady Jack) at the Den and Newport Theater. 

Electronic Programs of past Scratch Night Shows:

SN-Destinos October 1st 2023

March 9, 2023

July 2022

February 17, 2022

February 3, 2020

June, 2019

June, 2018

June, 2017

June, 2016

July, 2015

August, 2014

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