2018/19 Season: Color Brave

Now on-sale to the public!

A new play by screenwriter and director Todd Solondz, a revival by hyper-realist Thomas Bradshaw and world premiere productions by rising writers Geraldine Inoa, Idris Goodwin, Kristiana Rae Colón, and Nick Gandiello are all in store for the 2018/19 season at The Flea.

2018/2019 Anchor Partners

Now on-sale to the public!

The Flea Theater proudly presents the roster of its Fall 2018 Anchor Partners, promising music, dance and theater companies who will perform at The Flea during our 2018-2019 season. This fall, The Flea presents Tiffany Mills Dance, New York Children’s Theater, The Muse Project, Talea Ensemble, Experiments in Opera, EPIC Players, New Camerata Opera and The Bang Group.

HYPE MAN: a break beat play

November 10 - December 18, 2018
The Pete

HYPE MAN follows a front man, hype man and beat maker on the verge of hitting it big when yet another police shooting shakes them to the core. Following its sold out run in Boston, this hip hop play dares to ask who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice.

Pillowland

October 7 - April 14, 2018
The Pete

Stanley always has trouble falling asleep - even counting sheep doesn't help! When he receives an invitation to visit the Kingdom of Pillowland, he sets off on an exciting adventure with his friends Finn, Quinn and you! From the company that brought you Please Bring Balloons comes a new interactive play for your youngest theatergoers based on the hit song by Laurie Berkner.

SERIALS

December 6 - December 15, 2018
The Siggy

5 plays go in. 3 plays come out. Your vote decides.

Nut/Cracked

December 20 - December 22, 2018
The Sam

The Bang Group’s beloved, witty response to The Nutcracker has delighted audiences for more than 15 years.

Dance Showcase 2019

January 5 - January 7, 2018
The Sam

The Flea welcomes its Anchor Partners for a spectacular showcase of contemporary dance. Designed for presenters and fans alike, the performances feature LAVA, Tiffany Mills Company, Elisa Monte Dance, and The Bang Group. A perfect sampler of 4 companies at the top of their form presenting excerpts of these choreographers’ most recent work.

Secret Identity

January 9 - February 2, 2019
The Siggy

The world can be unbearable when the school bully paints a target on your back. For 16-year-old JT, it means retreating to the safer and terrifically exciting world of spandex-clad super heroes he’s created. Things get complicated, though when his imaginary, square-jawed hero Paladin suddenly has competition in the form of the very real, but equally square-jawed, and dazzling new kid in school Trey. Lines between the real world and the imaginary world start to blur, and JT may become a casualty of his own storytelling. When adolescent fantasies come in heroic proportions it’s difficult to keep them under wraps. Playwright Chris Weikel, whose previous work Fern Siegel described in the Huffington Post as “witty” and “clever” gives voice to the many ways bullying can wreak havoc in the lives of LGBTQ+ youth. It shines a light on the decisions many who feel marginalized must confront in a society where bullying has become the norm.

good friday

February 11 - March 18, 2018
The Siggy

A fierce and funny feminist debate is disrupted by a ricochet of bullets. Assaulted at every turn, a group of millennial women must decide whether they are ready to put their bodies on the line for each other. good friday tackles #metoo feminism at the intersection of gun and sexual violence.

Southern Promises

March 11 - April 14, 2018
The Sam

On his deathbed, a plantation owner vows to set his slaves free, but his wife rejects the request and chaos soon erupts on the plantation. Based on slave narratives and featuring an all PoC company of actors, Southern Promises is a brilliant examination of the deeply disturbing and utterly corrupting power of  American slavery and its lasting grip on our country's hearts and institutions.