SCRATCH: a play in verse and song
I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to get this video up, seeing as how I’ve had it for a year and a half or so, but it seems that the time is right, now, to make this shit public.
This is Scratch, a play I put on as part of the original (a)muse collective’s Six Deadly Miracles series when we were Horse Trade residents for the 09-10 season. It was developed at Penny’s Open Mic and God Tastes Like Chicken, primarily, in 2009. It was my first major attempt to fuse poetry, music, and narrative (basically how I see my art presenting itself) and, for all its flaws, was actually successful in a lot of ways. As I sit here watching the video it feels like a miracle that this even ever happened and that there is video to prove it.
This does not exist without the efforts of Natalie Underwood, John Murdock, Mike Milazzo, and Penny Pollak, who shared the stage with me that night and without whose love and encouragement Scratch never goes up. Penny, who did the lights and sound for the performance, also deserves credit for guiding the long rehearsals, teaching me rudimentary blocking and basically giving a crash course to a theater newbie. and of course, it doesn’t exist without my good friend Tim Warner, who filmed it.
everyone else who was there for the whole Scratch experience who needs thanking, you know who you are and I love you.