Playwright - Educator - Mime - Theatermaker


At the Barre is part of the Scratch Night at Theater for the New City

On Monday, May 21st, Scratch Night at Theater for the New City will host the first open reading of At the Barre!

The reading will be in the Cino Theater at Theater for the New City at 7pm on the 21st. The reading will be directed by Allison Acuff. There will be a $5 suggested donation.

Crystal Field and Theater for the New City (TNC) presents a varied schedule "Scratch Night” performance program, which offers the opportunity for artists to present work in progress to an audience for one night. Scratch Night started in the United Kingdom in 2000 to show work in progress in an evolution of performances. Theater for the New City was the first theater in America to do Scratch Night. Scratch Night looks for a variety of the most daring artists to try out their coolest thoughts on stage and the audience will help in the development by way of TNC’s scratch ballot.

We hope to see you there! 

Design by Benjamin Folts

At the Barre
Book and Lyrics by Steven Meeker Jr.
Music by Sarah Flaim
At the Barre is a musical in two acts that combines musical theater with mime, ballet, stage combat, clown, contemporary dance, and indie pop music. Catherine, a talented principal dancer at ABT with the weight of the world on her shoulders, and Shawn, a non-binary, overweight mime with self-esteem issues, are thrust into each other’s lives after an insane audition. Navigating the format of a Golden Age love story, At the Barre focuses on how one finds their beauty, finds peace within themselves, and finds a genuine connection in a cluttered and overly talkative world.