SCRATCH

Scratch

The Arches presents

Scratch

Fri 25 Nov 2011 | 7.30pm | Pay what you can (or £2 ticket includes glass of wine)

NB: change of date! Now Friday 25th November.

The anarchic, anything goes evening which sees theatre companies, performers, writers and dancers from all fields take ten minutes to try an idea in front of an audience. Afterwards, the action moves to the bar, where the audience talks back.

Confirmed so far for this month’s Scratch:

Robinson Family Undercover Secret Agents
Ian Nulty

As part of an ongoing project, Ian Nulty and Mahri Reilly have been leading double lives, becoming part of an online community of right wing fundamentalists – members of the Tea Party who want to see the end of Obama’s tyranny. During this scratch performance, they will be chatting live to their new ‘friends’…

Santa Muerta Monfrooe
Amanda Monfrooe

Originally created for Love Club: Day of the Dead, Amanda Monfrooe presents a development of this theatrical project. With many of the devices – such as the make up, soundscapes and internal monologue – borrowing from cinematic languages, Monfrooe looks at whether they are viable theatrical devices in the way she is using them. Also, do three sections inherently work better than two when creating small scale works? Come and give your thoughts.

Hortus Conclusus
John Wilde

‘Re-emerging’ actor and artist John Wilde explores an aspect of a long held theme of his, the Walled Garden, in this piece with Edmee Sierts and Michal Frackowski. Visiting the Song of Songs, Marian iconography and myth, iconic hand positions and gestures, and popular superstition around the Virgin Mary of the Enclosed Garden, Hortus Conclusus will explore the solemnity and emotional charge of ritual.

For more about her work go to pony-pie.com

GETTING INVOLVED //

Scratch is the Arches’ way of giving companies, performers, writers, dancers and visual artists – basically, artists from any genres – a chance to try out a new idea in front of an audience.

Each quarterly event attracts an audience of theatre makers, performance artists, creatives and industry professionals who are all on hand to give you feedback in the break, and afterwards in the bar; previous performers have gone on to develop their pieces at Arches LIVE and elsewhere.

Your piece should last 10 minutes, and some rehearsal space may be available for artists subject to availability.

For more details, get in touch on louise@thearches.co.uk

Robinson Family Undercover Secret Agents
Ian Nulty

As part of an ongoing project, Ian Nulty and Mahri Reilly have been leading double lives, becoming part of an online community of right wing fundamentalists – members of the Tea Party who want to see the end of Obama’s tyranny. During this scratch performance, Robert and Sarah Robinson will be chatting live to their new ‘friends’…