Scratch Night (March)

The Arches presents

Scratch Night (March)

Harry Giles | Rebecca Green | Victoria Bianchi | Claire Willoughby | Katherine Nesbitt | Mark Traynor

Tue 5 Mar 2013 | 7pm - 8pm | £3.50 ticket includes a glass of wine or soft drink

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.

This month’s line-up

Harry Giles and Rebecca Green

A stage, performers, an audience of voyeurs, a box of toys and an open offer. What are your boundaries? SAFEWORD asks just what you’re willing to consent to happening on stage. You’re in charge of how far you take the performance, but are you ready for the responsibility?

Harry Giles is a performance-maker and poet based in Edinburgh.

Victoria Bianchi
Duty of Care

This isn’t a manifesto, or an attack on the coalition. This isn’t a call for better pay, or more benefits. This isn’t a request for your sympathy. This is just a story. It’s a story about people in their darkest moments, and the people who do their best to care for them. Performance artist Victoria Bianchi worked as an auxiliary nurse for 7 years. Her new work Duty of Care opens the hospital doors and shows us the real people behind the neat blue uniforms who care for us in our times of need.

Claire Willoughby

DRIP is a partly autobiographical, one-woman cabaret about youth, death and best friends. Using storytelling, live music and movement, DRIP is a tongue-in-cheek meditation on childhood naivety and an over-active imagination.

Katherine Nesbitt
Title tbc

Using the conventions of apocalyptic and science fiction, this piece questions our obsession with, and our deeper knowledge of, the inevitability of an End of the World, examining our relationship to climate change science as both individuals and society, and asking who holds the tools to end or alter life.

Mark Traynor
Title tbc

Mark is a director and performance maker based in Glasgow.

Get involved

Scratch is the Arches’ way of giving companies, performers, writers, dancers and visual artists – basically, artists from any genre – 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.

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