IN PENCIL: STAGED READINGS


Left | Nabra Nelson, Tom Smith, Rheanna Atendido & Danielle Mohlman |  Photo by Brett Love   Top Right | Mona Sherif-Nelson | Photo by Michael Nelson  Bottom Right | Courtney Meaker | Photo by Christina Collins

Left | Nabra Nelson, Tom Smith, Rheanna Atendido & Danielle Mohlman | Photo by Brett Love

Top Right | Mona Sherif-Nelson | Photo by Michael Nelson

Bottom Right | Courtney Meaker | Photo by Christina Collins

supporting the development of new works by professional artists from page to stage

In Pencil: Staged Readings provides five shows a two week rehearsal and development process culminating in two staged readings. Each of the five shows will receive artistic and producorial support from The Scratch - cast and creative team development, dramaturgical consultations, rehearsal and reading space, as well as access to the entirety of The Scratch: Seattle Workshop Series.

BREAKUP BENCH BY RHEANNA ATENDIDO

Breakup Bench is an actor-musician pop-operetta following three people learning to navigate their relationships in love - real, fake, and lack-there-of. 

AUGUST 18 + 20 | LEARN MORE

NUBIAN STORIES BY NABRA NELSON & MONA SHERIF-NELSON

Based on a true story, Nubian Stories follows a Nubian woman named Nuba as she weaves her incredible international biography with the ancient folkloric tales she grew up with. 

AUGUST 20 + 22 | LEARN MORE

ANNA’S MOTHER BY TOM SMITH

When her daughter’s death thrusts Veronica into the national spotlight, she must decide how she wants the world to remember her daughter…and herself.

AUGUST 24 +26 | LEARN MORE

TINY THIN WOMAN INSIDE BY COURTNEY MEAKER

Tiny Thin Woman Inside explores the relationship women have with their bodies, media representations of weight loss, queer dating while fat, and general anxiety about the violence inherent in trying to fit into a societal norm of size.

AUGUST 24 + 26 | LEARN MORE

RUSHING BY DANIELLE MOHLMAN

Rushing explores the culture of violence, the fanaticism surrounding Division I sports, and rape on college campuses nationwide.  

AUGUST 25 + 27 | LEARN MORE