SEATTLE WORKSHOP SERIES - SUMMER 2019


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Nabra Nelson, Tom Smith, Rheanna Atendido & Danielle Mohlman | Not Pictured: Mona Sherif-Nelson & Courtney Meaker |  Photo by Brett Love

Nabra Nelson, Tom Smith, Rheanna Atendido & Danielle Mohlman | Not Pictured: Mona Sherif-Nelson & Courtney Meaker | Photo by Brett Love

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 a 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


Jasmine Joshua & Nicholas Bernard |  Photo by Brett Love

Jasmine Joshua & Nicholas Bernard | Photo by Brett Love

bridging the developmental gap between a staged reading and a full production

Program Partner: Eddie DeHais

In Pen: Developmental Labs provides artists a unique opportunity to expand and more fully realize their work before their show receives a full production. Shows are still in the process of being created and design elements are intentionally kept simple. In order to both artistically and financially manage this experimental new program, The Scratch has partnered with director and producer Eddie DeHais. The Scratch is excited to continue our work with Eddie as they direct and help develop two new solo shows - Bread Crumbs by Jasmine Joshua, a powerful piece that was featured in the inaugural Seattle Workshop Series, and Triple Threat by Nicholas Bernard, a provocative piece new to The Scratch.

TRIPLE THREAT BY NICHOLAS BERNARD

A triple threat: Actor, Singer, Dancer. Black,Gay, Disabled. Immigrant, Son, Poor.  Educated, Tired, Angry. Do you feel threatened?

AUGUST 16, 17 + 19 | LEARN MORE

BREAD CRUMBS BY JASMINE JOSHUA

Buckle up for a queer spectacle of pregnancy, trekking across tidepools in your underwear, and peeing one's pants in front of Very Important People in this hilarious and wholly autobiographical romp with drag artist, singer, and Scorpio Harvey Gent (Jasmine Joshua).

AUGUST 16, 17 + 19 | LEARN MORE


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Aliza, Aresa, Asher, Diego, Ellric, Lydia, Regan & Stephanie |  Photo by Brett Love

Aliza, Aresa, Asher, Diego, Ellric, Lydia, Regan & Stephanie | Photo by Brett Love

empowering young playwrights to write their stories

Playwriting from Scratch: New Works Intensive is a new program that provides young playwrights [13-18 years old] a free two week playwriting intensive. Playwrights will write an original 10-minute play to be rehearsed and performed by professional artists in two staged readings as well as participate in skills building workshops with professional mentors. Participants will also receive access to the entirety of The Scratch: Seattle Workshop Series. This program is designed to artistically and professionally support young writers eager to learn more about playwriting.

10-MINUTE PLAYS BY YOUNG WRITERS - ALIZA, ARESA, ASHER, DIEGO, ELLRIC, LYDIA, REGAN & STEPHANIE

AUGUST 21 + 23 | LEARN MORE