We did our best to fix you, whether you deserved it or not, and some of you might have felt a bit rehabilitated. Heaps of people showed up, so it was a bumper length night as we processed you all.
Next one is Monday 6th. We're probably going to ask you to bring a realist set, so if you've got a table, sink or bed you can bring along, keep an eye on the Facebook page.
(above- what it was like)
Our first scratch night was a mix old material and new ideas. We played with the stargazing scenes we orginally looked at in This Rugged Beauty and also the improvised poem of the same name. Rachel and Simon had an arguing and kissing competition, and there was a round of charades, with rounds for native birds, trees and minerals. We made Thomas LaHood's dream of winning a Chapman Tripp for Best Newcomer come true.
Next scratch night is on Monday 22nd April, 8pm at Understudy. We're taking a different approach to this one. We really hope you can make it. No bookings, and you only pay what you think it's worth at end.
3 shows, 3 cities, 3 Fringes, 19 performances, over 30 performers, and hundreds of participants. 4 awards and 3 more nominations. We've debriefed, denuded and defringed.
Dunedin, the final leg of the For Your Future Guidance's tour of the Fringes is just over, but we're already getting ready for our next project.
Scratch Nights are a new way of showing that Binge Culture are trialing, which involve performances of short 'bits' of material performed at a regular space and time. The bits will be a combination of games or segments that appeared in, or in the development of, past works, and also new material that we are working on. Some of the new bits will be working towards future full length works and others will be new experiments and ideas that will only exist in that space.
The first Scratch Nights will be performed fortnightly on Mondays starting on the 8th of April. The Understudy (BATS Bar) 80 Cuba St. 8pm. Stay as long as you want. Pay-what-you-like.
See you there.
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