Scotch & Soda

John LeBret, Lyndsay Michalik Gratch, Ariel Gratch, Bonny McDonald, Eddie Gamboa

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Scotch & Soda was a collaborative performance, written and produced in April 2013. Inspired by the scientific principles of "carbonation" and/or "heat of solution"-both of which come into play when making a scotch and soda-this version of the script includes full and partial scenes, along with recipes for performance composition based on prompts used to create the 2013 version of the production. The recipes are invitations for further adaptation, as well as potential launching points from which one might create a work that is distinctly different from, or quite similar to, what is presented here. In preparing the script for a Text and Performance Quarterly audience, we also include academic interludes-moment designed to complicate, recall, promote, and reconsider the many forms of labor that go into making a performance, and then gifting it forward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-403
Number of pages30
JournalText and Performance Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Cocktail
  • Collaboration
  • Devising
  • Performance
  • Performance composition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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