Breadcrumbs Productions Theatre Scratch Night is a new series showcasing short segments of original theatrical work from the Central New York community.
Producer Derek Powell at 315-450-0631,
or send an email to email@example.com.
Our next Scratch will be
Spring - Dates TBA
The purpose of a "Scratch Night" is twofold - to promote the the original work of playwrights in the CNY area, thus fostering our community's engagement with the arts - but also to serve as a developmental tool for the playwrights themselves. After each performance of an original work, there is an opportunity for the audience to pose questions to the playwright, and an opportunity for the playwright to pose questions to the audience. Our hope is that playwrights will use this opportunity to continue to develop their work, taking the responses and reactions of their audiences into account. THERE ARE NO SMALL IDEAS.
PAST SCRATCH EVENTS
• winter • february 27, 2020 •
The World as we know it has changed. The HN45 has spread across the world infecting billions . As countries are evacuating with no where to go, residents are left fighting for the last remaining resources. She has been taken in by IT. IT feeds her and is a constant reminder of what to do to remain safe. IT becomes the comfort she feels she needs to survive. But as She soon learns, things and the world are not what they seem. Is the truth scarier than what she thought?
"You Want Them
to Look Away"
Written as part of the 365 Women a Year Playwriting Project, explores the brief life of Felice Schragenheim, a Jewish woman living anonymously in Berlin under the Third Reich while developing a romantic relationship with Lilly Wust, the wife of a Nazi soldier.
"The Devil and Me"
takes place during a therapy session, and explores the relationship people can have with their mental health, and that it's more complicated than the black and white good/bad, but something that can be changed and worked with over time. While working on this play, people have shared that it has inspired them to reflect on their own mental health journeys. What will it inspire in you?
"Six Yards of Fabric"
is a small segment of what will eventually become a full length one woman show. As a born storyteller, she has drawn from her own personal experiences to create a performance that will blend text, movement, and imagery. The story you will see is one that she has been meaning to share with the world for decades - the story of her own life journey. It is reminder that we all carry rich stories of our own, of which we are both the narrator and the audience.
• fall • november 21, 2019 •
Kristina Rusho staged an scene from a full-length play-in-progress called Love in the Time of Zombies, which is meant to convey how, in times of panic and uncertainty, relationships, new or established, are always precious and vulnerable.
Tanner Efinger staged a segment of his adaptation of Christina Rosetti's poem Goblin Market, an allegory of the strength of sisterhood in the face adversity. To be developed into an immersive theatre piece.
Blondean Young shared a reading of a few scenes from her full-length play, So What If You Love Me, in which two friends fall in love, but struggle to stay together, because the cost of happiness is too much for one of them to pay.
Margot Reed presented a reading of Borderline, a short play showing a conflict between two brothers, wherein a thinly veiled social call becomes an argument over family, loyalty, and identity.
• summer • august 1, 2019 •
Strange David Fuller presented a scene from their one act play, “Regulation,” which explores the nature of stereotypes and attitudes that our society projects onto various demographics in our population.
Donna Stuccio performed in a staged reading of her short one act play, “Rounding Home in the Clarity of Earth’s Magnificent Rise,” in which a long held sadness at a missed opportunity unwittingly becomes a recipe to conjure a bit of magic.
Clare Lopez staged a short scene tentatively titled, “Morning After,” one of seven vignettes that together compose a short play, which may be adapted into a screenplay.
Brad Beckman shared selections from his short play "Natural Order" which is made up of the spoken/chanted/echoed dreams a sleeper has over the course of a night.
• spring • may 2, 2019 •
Isaac Betters presented a workshopped moment from his original adaptation of Plato's Symposium titled beloved.
Martikah Williams presented a scene from her original play Finals.
Louis DiNolfi and Jodi Bova collaborated on a piece of performance art titled Creativity Project.