Britton Buttrill's Scratching follows the lives of four individuals drawn together by love, art and drugs.
Like any first production of a new play, Scratching was a process of discovery. What originally began as a play about ideas set in a fully realized, Southern apartment grew into a story about real people struggling for balance between ideals and reality. What began as a story about a single protagonist fighting to hold onto his moral beliefs grew into a play about four lonely people grasping at straws for happiness. They always seem to choose the short straw. Sometimes life is that way. Scratching is a story for anyone who has ever felt alone, for anyone who has ever failed and for anyone who has ever tried to put good into the world only to be thwarted at every turn. Sometimes life can feel like you’re just scratching at the surface, digging for something deeper. The question is, when you finally find what’s underneath, will it be what you wanted?
Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre, August 2013
Written by Britton Buttrill
Directed by Nichole Palmietto
Stage Managed by Liz Schad
Choreography by Julissa Sabino
Fight Choreography by Barrett Doyle and Bennett Walton
Scenic and Tattoo Designs by Chelsea Steverson
Lighting Design by Kevin Frazier
Sound Engineering by Bennett Walton
Costume Design by Cameron Dix
Producing Artistic Director: Grant McGowen
Cast: Barrett Doyle, Julissa Sabino, Bennett Walton and Stephanie Friedman
Photos by Grant McGowen