Scratch Night: Physical Theater Festival - Featuring Queer Dance Freakout

Event Type
Event Description

Scratch Night is a curated showcase of works-in-progress featuring innovative local theatre makers. This bi-annual one night only show features 6-7 previews of original contemporary, visual, and physical theatre by different Chicago artists to foster their development. Produced by Scott Ray Merchant, Scratch Night provides a social space for community, conversation, and collaboration.

Run time: 80-95 minutes

Please be advised:

Two single stall restrooms on site.

Newport Theater is up a flight of stairs and there is no elevator, but a private entrance/seating accommodations can be arranged by emailing

Running Time
1 hour, 20 minutes
Dance Styles
Hip Hop
Modern / Contemporary


The Newport Theater

956 West Newport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 270-3440