Join us for an evening or two of fresh new work across all genres, hosted by Mamoru Iriguchi. We’ve put together some exciting artists who’ve been working on ideas that they are now ready to share with an audience for the first time. Be in at the beginning! Summerhall Scratch is part of our artist development programme, funded by Creative Scotland.
For each artist below, click for more information.
“I once opened up to a therapist about my anxieties about not achieving enough in my career and she said ‘Do your friends and family encourage your delusions of success?’ I didn’t go back.”
Delusional is a tongue in cheek look at Rachel’s comedy career in which she is experimenting with a more theatrical style of performance.
Closed Doors is a spoken word and music driven piece which tells the story of three women from diverse backgrounds thrown together sheltering in a local shop as their block of flats is evacuated during a serious police operation. This piece has been developed as part of Summerhall Lab.
Professor Pickering of the Harvard Observatory reckons his Scottish maid could do a better job than his team of computers. The maid, Williamina Fleming, knows damn well that she could. A spoken word show about sexism, stellar spectra and smashing society’s expectations.
Dancers Merav Israel and Claire Pençak are interested in the small scale, the poetic and the art of paying attention. They will explore ideas of emergence and presence as expressed through the body, within the space and between themselves. This piece has been developed as part of Summerhall Space.