The Flea believes that off-off Broadway is the home for theater makers who have unique and resolutely non-commercial voices. They may be early in their career or have chosen non-traditional paths. So, we have an open submission policy.
We encourage you to send a play description, cast list and continuous 15-page excerpt rather than an entire script, so that we can evaluate whether your play might be at home on our stages. Before you contact us, please familiarize yourself with our programming, aesthetic, and company of actors. Bear in mind the following guidelines:
- Proposed plays must be complete, and ideally run no longer than 90 minutes.
- Proposed plays must be suitable for our company of resident actors, the Bats. The Bats are a diverse group of performers primarily in their 20s and 30s, and every role in the submitted play must be appropriate for these performers.
- Proposed plays must be at home at the Flea. We prefer plays that grapple with complex social issues and get under an audience’s skin. We like plays that raise a joyful hell and are told through bold theatrical forms. We are not fans of naturalistic plays that seem better suited to television or film.
- The Flea strongly encourages stories that reflect underrepresented voices in the theater.
Please send Company Dramaturg Drayton Hiers your best pitch as to why your play fits our aesthetic, company of actors, and one of our three theaters. If we see a place for your play at The Flea, we will be in touch.