Scratching will have it's New York Premiere this Summer as part of the New York International Fringe Festival.
Directed by Ria T. DiLullo and produced by The Skeleton Rep.
Scratching is a millennial drama about the lives of two brothers whose pasts and futures intersect, causing a downward spiral of drugs, violence, illegal tattoos, unrequited love and the chance for redemption. We open on the trailer of Brianna, a smart girl dumbed down to stripping for a living. Her boyfriend, Christian, is working on the sketches for an illegal tattoo, which he now gives in the trailer after a cocaine-induced slip of his hand blacklisted him from licensed parlours. Brianna and Christian’s meager lives begin spiraling out of control when Christian’s ex-fiancé–– New York actress, Tracy–– arrives in town with a new ring on her finger and the desire to get Christian back. It is then that Adrian, Christian’s brother, enters the mix with a bag of MDMA that promises financial stability. A doomed circle of unrequited love unfolds between the four of them, causing Adrian and Christian to confront the past, the present, and ultimately each other.