A first time for everyone: taking your creative project to a scratch night

A photograph of an actor in a white shirt with a black bow tie hanging loose around his neck speaking into a microphone. He is holding two paper masks of Prince Harry’s face on his hands.

What should a scratch night application include?

  • What’s the concept behind the show or the piece?
  • What’s the why?
  • What’s the form — poetry, theatre, music, combination?
  • Who’s involved?

How competitive are scratch nights when you haven’t previously staged any work?

A photograph of four performers on a stage, singing into microphones. They are dressed casually and holding black music folders.
Wasted performing at The Lowdown. Photo by Lidia Crisafulli

How developed does a concept need to be?

How do you find creatives to collaborate on a scratch night piece?

What kind of questions would be most useful to ask the audience?

  • Which moments most resonated with you?
  • What did you think about the presentation of X theme?
  • What did you think of the pacing?
  • What did you think about the casting of X actor?
  • What within the piece elicited that reaction in you?
  • It’s interesting that you mention you resonated with X experience. I felt like Y — what did you feel like?
The Curse Of Love performing at The Lowdown. Photo by Lidia Crisafulli

How do you make the most of audience feedback?




Creating shows you want to watch

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

The first day of work. How to onboard a new designer: process, best practice and ideas.

Equipment Used in Wood Working

Mallsyok : The Workflow

Embark — Language Learning

UrbanGo — Urban Mobility App

Case Study: Designing for Filters

10 Best Chrome Extensions for Web Designers

How To Make Long Reclaimed Wood Shelves

reclaimed wood shelves in white kitchen remodel

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Hannah Elsy

Hannah Elsy

Creating shows you want to watch

More from Medium

Elastic Time! — 2 — Quotidian — 392

GRE 325+ in 4 weeks

How To Write A Good Speech?

Ramadan, Spring and My Thoughts. (by Afrah)