In Good Company: Scratch That Itch, Spring Surprise

In Good Company: Scratch That Itch, Spring Surprise

We are pleased to be working in partnership with Derby Theatre’s In Good Company to bring one of their famous Scratch nights to The Brewhouse.
This is a chance for theatre makers to try out new ideas in front of an audience and for audiences to feed into the development of the next big thing!

Our famous Scratch Nights our back in 2020, offering a selection of new work from the most exciting artists in the region & nationally.

This is a chance for theatre makers to try out new ideas in front of an audience and for audiences to feed into the development of the next big thing.

The line up of fab theatre makers that will be scratching their work during the evening is as follows:

Hayley May Muirhead – Mushroom Soup, a sweaty solo clown comedy show that goes through the answers in a celebration of what’s so brilliant about us all using verbatim, techno music and drag.

Polis Loizou – Siren’s Voices, a blend of one-man performance storytelling, multimedia, history and Greek/Anatolian folklore about the LGBTQ voices lost through time.

Push To Shove Theatre – The Age of Embarrassment, A physical theatre light-hearted performance that looks at embracing embarrassment and how that can affect the way you perceive and deal with certain situations and how it manifests itself differently in different ages.

Si Rawlinson – Lost In Transition, explores the emotional journey of finding a voice in a different place, finding connections to our past, and addressing our cultural hang ups. Ultimately it explores brotherhood between two friends.

Running Time - Approx 20 minutes per performances, a total of 2 hours.

Please see below the statement of selection:

We understand that writing and submitting an application for a scratch night is time consuming, particularly as it is unlikely you will get feedback if you were unsuccessful. We try to make this as burden free as possible.

While we are not able to give feedback on each application, we wanted to give an overview about the process of shortlisting to provide an insight into why we have selected the artists we have.

We have four slots for each of these scratch nights and we pay all artist/s or companies who are selected £300 to cover their expenses. Generally, as a rule, we ring-fence three slots for East Midlands based theatre makers and one or two slots for national theatre makers.

As a commitment to increasing opportunities and support for all, we always shortlist at least one project with a lead artist who identifies as BAME, from a non-British background, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Queer, Gender diverse, from a working class background or D/deaf and Disabled people (including hidden disabilities).

We received in access of 45 Scratch Night applications. We have to achieve a balance in style and themes and the IGC team talks and meets with artists about their projects on a weekly basis and we’re really aware of those who regularly engage with the wider programme, on occasion these artists, and the knowledge we have about their work and other support we might be, or have recently, offered informs whether or not they are shortlisted.

We always encourage artists to apply again if they are not successful on this occasion and this is in part why we ask you to only write an A4 page with bullet points encouraged.

Thursday, March 12, 2020