Physical Festival Chicago
About Scratch Night
In this show, six theater companies/artists have 10 minutes to present current projects:
The Wheel of Fortune by Flora Bare
How much are we just a puppet to the wheel of fortune that is our life? A 50's housewife struggles with the wheel she finds herself spinning in, but has that cycle of entrapment really stopped turning? What do we do to not let life's fortune pass us by?
Happy Dance by Andy Knuth
Andy Knuth stars as a happy-go-lucky clown who's impulsivity runs amuck in an array of comedy. Wildy waggish one moment, worthlessly weeping the next, he takes the audience on a ride of mishaps, accidents, and absurdity that's not to miss.
PlayTime by Leana Savoie
Victoria is a seemingly prim and proper child, but through her dolls and her relationship to them-- we see her dark side emerge. The audience gets to experience her playtime in the nursery.
The Flower by The Narteks
"The Flower" is a love story performed in stylized, cartoonishly large bodies. In it, we meet Selma and Constantino, two lonely strangers in the big city who don't quite fit in.
The Year That Would Not Begin
Conceived/Directed by Kacie Smith & Choreographed by Carson Reiners
A devised dance theatre piece exploring fantasy and depression, dedicated to all the folks sitting on their couches waiting for their super powers to be revealed.
Meet Gwen by Brian Byrne
Gwen is a comedic storyteller. In this piece she introduces herself and takes us along on a couple of her latest mishaps.