Bravo Pepperdine

Just saw some 5min, 1-person, scratch pieces from students at Pepperdine University in California. These guys had never done solo shows, nor heard of scratch nights, before.

They did remarkably well. The standard of writing was strikingly high. And the openness of the performers struck me too.

Reminded my of my colleagues at Steppenwolf last year; of the grace and integrity of American artists.

Reminded me of how lucky we are over here to have funding for the arts, to the extent that solo shows, funding applications and developmental showings of work are commonplace.

Well done Izzy McArthur and Alex Fthenakis for making it happen too. You wear so many hats; both wearing them all so well.


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