SEATTLE WORKSHOP SERIES - SUMMER 2019


two weeks, twelve new shows & over a hundred local artists

Inspired by the incredible energy and artistry from last summer, The Scratch is returning to Seattle! The Scratch is proud to announce that our second Seattle Workshop Series, produced in association with Really Really Theatre Group, will take place from August 11-27, 2019 at 18th & Union and 12th Ave Arts.

The series will be led by Founder and Artistic Director Andrew Garrett and newly appointed Associate Producers Kiki Abba, Andrew Coopman, Riley Gene, Andrew Lee Creech, Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako, and Jay O’Leary. The series will also receive support from program partners including The Dramatists Guild of America, The Commonground, and director and producer Eddie DeHais.

The series will feature several artistic and public programs, all of which will be free to attend. Artistic programs include five In Pencil: Staged Readings of new shows by professional artists, and two In Pen: Developmental Labs of new shows by Nicholas Bernard and Jasmine Joshua. Public programs include Playwriting from Scratch: New Works Intensive featuring staged readings of original 10 minute plays by five young playwrights, The Commonground: Speed-Networking Events, and opening and closing celebrations. We cannot wait to see you this summer!

The Scratch is now accepting submissions for In Pencil: Staged Readings and Playwriting from Scratch: New Works Intensive - apply by May 5.


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IN PENCIL: STAGED READINGS

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.

Seeking theatrical submissions of all lengths, genres and styles at any stage of development. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and either be from or currently residing in the Pacific Northwest to participate. Applicants must also have local housing in the Seattle area and be available for the majority of the series dates. Applicants need not apply with shows that have already received a professional production[s]. Workshops, educational/developmental productions, and readings are not considered professional productions. Participating artists will receive a $100 stipend.

Professional Artists [playwrights, book writers, lyricists, composers, choreographer, devisers, etc.]: 18+ years old

Dates: August 11-27

Apply by Sunday, May 5

Interviews will be held in early June

This application unfortunately requires artists to be logged into a gmail email account when applying.

 

 

IN PEN: DEVELOPMENTAL LABS

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.

The Scratch is not currently seeking submissions for this program.

Eddie DeHais |  they, them, theirs

Eddie DeHais | they, them, theirs

Nicholas Bernard |  he, him, his

Nicholas Bernard | he, him, his

Jasmine Joshua |  they, them, theirs

Jasmine Joshua | they, them, theirs


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PLAYWRITING FROM SCRATCH: NEW WORKS INTENSIVE

empowering young playwrights to write their stories

Playwriting from Scratch: New Works Intensive is a new program that provides five 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.

Seeking candidates with an open mind and a desire to grow as playwrights. No playwriting or theatre experience is required. Applicants must be between 13-18 years old and have local housing in the Seattle area. Participants must be available for all of the program dates. Participation is free.

Young Playwrights: 13-18 years old

Dates: Monday-Friday, August 12-16 & 19-23, session and reading times have not yet been determined

Apply by Sunday, May 19

Interviews will be held in early June

This application unfortunately requires playwrights to be logged into a gmail email account when applying.

 

 

THE COMMONGROUND: SPEED-NETWORKING EVENTS

meet your creative soulmate

Program Partners: The Dramatists Guild of America & The Commonground

The Commonground: Speed-Networking Events provides artists the opportunity to meet one-on-one through a series of rapid-fire networking meetings - à la speed dating! Featuring free pizza and live music by local artists.

The dates and times of these events have not yet been determined

The Scratch is not yet accepting reservations for these events

 

 

OPENING & CLOSING CELEBRATIONS

let’s all come together as a community

We are passionate about making connections. We hope that artists, friends, family, and folks across other organizations can share in the celebrations. Join us as we kickoff and closeout the Seattle Workshop Series - we cannot wait to see you!

The dates and times of these events have not yet been determined

The Scratch is not yet accepting reservations for these events