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.

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Emma and Max
October 1-28
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.

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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 group of female students and their teacher find themselves trapped in a classroom during a school shooting rampage. Colón (but i cd only whisper) returns returns to The Flea, fiercely tackling millennial feminism at the intersection of gun as well as sexual violence. New York Premiere.

Southern Promises
March 11 – April 14
by Thomas Bradshaw
Directed by Niegel Smith
Featuring The Bats
in The Sam Theater

 

Having first premiered in 2008, Southern Promises draws its inspiration from the story of the slave Henry “Box” Brown, who in 1849 arranged to have himself packaged and shipped to abolitionists in the North.  Along with the escape narrative are Bradshaw trademarks, including numerous scenes of rape and a graphic infanticide. Says Smith, “It’s time for us to relook at Bradshaw’s work now that the shock value has faded and find both the humanity and the evil that lurks within his characters.”