2018/19 Season: Color Brave
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
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
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.
Not My Monster!
Have you ever noticed a small bearded man running around your house? Look again because Russian folklore promises that every home has a Domovoi, the house spirit who protects the family. In Not My Monster! Father, Mother, Darya and Vasily are forced to move from their lavish penthouse in the city to a creepy cabin in the middle of a swamp when the Russian economy tanks. Watch what happens when the children are not so sure that their Domovoi came along too.
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.
5 plays go in. 3 plays come out. Your vote decides.
iNSIDE Out: Imagined Times
Talea Ensemble’s iNSIDE Out Series seeks to create participatory environments that foster engaged listening and personal connection to great works of cutting-edge contemporary music. In these events the audience is an equal participant, joining the performers in musical exploration and creative discussion to uncover personal truths surrounding how and why we listen to the music of our time. No musical experience necessary, open ears and open minds required.
The Bang Group’s beloved, witty response to The Nutcracker has delighted audiences for more than 15 years.
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.
"Slowly, almost single-handedly, a black playwright named Thomas Bradshaw has been taking on the idea of race in the theatre. At the same time, he has sliced open the pretensions of the white avant-garde with a wittily glistening axe.”--New York Times
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.