2018/19 Season: Color Brave

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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.


 

Scraps
August 15 – September 29
by Geraldine Inoa
Directed by Niegel Smith
Featuring The Bats
in The Siggy Theater

 

What we always hear: “Black Male Shot by White Police Officer.” What we never see – how loved ones struggle to cope amidst their anger and grief.

World Premiere. Geraldine Inoa is the inaugural recipient of The Shonda Rhimes Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission. Performances are Thursday–Monday at 7pm, with Sunday matinees at 3pm. Opening night is slated for August 30.

 

Emma and Max
October 1-November 11
Written and Directed by Todd Solondz
in The Sam Theater

 

 

This new play by Todd Solondz (Welcome to the DollhouseWiener-Dog) explores the illusions and delusions, hopes and despair, of the city’s well-off and worn-down in a satire of tragic dimensions.

World Premiere. Emma and Max marks Solondz’s directorial debut and will feature a cast of five Equity actors. Performances are Wednesday–Monday at 7pm, with weekend matinees at 3pm. Opening night is slated for October 14.

Hype Man
November 10 – December 10
by Idris Goodwin
Directed by Kristan Seemel and Niegel Smith
Featuring The Bats
in The Pete Theater

 

A front man, hype man and beat maker are 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.

Performances are Thursday–Monday at 7pm, with Sunday matinees at 3pm. Opening night is slated for November 20.

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Coming to The Flea in Spring 2019

good friday
February 11 – March 18
by Kristiana Rae Colón
Featuring The Bats
in The Siggy Theater

 

 

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
by Thomas Bradshaw
Directed by Niegel Smith
Featuring The Bats
in The Sam Theater

 

Southern Promises will complete The Flea season and will offer audiences the opportunity to see a new version featuring an all POC company cast from The Bats. This incendiary Thomas Bradshaw play premiered in 2008 and was named among the best performances of Stage and Screen by The New Yorker. “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.” The New York Times said the play was “likely to leave you speechless.”