Performances begin at 5:30pm, but feel free to come at 5pm and have a drink!
12/15: How do we nurture blackness?
Featuring Urban Bush Women and Nuri Hazzard
FLEA FRIDAYS is a monthly happy-hour cabaret series before our 7pm curtain. Look for musicians, solo performers, and alternative theater artists all exploring a single question per show.
Curated and Directed by Flea Artistic Director, Niegel Smith.
Produced by Catherine Woodard
Niegel Smith (Curator and Director) is a theater director and performance artist who sculpts social spaces into unique communal environments where we make new rituals, excavate our pasts and imagine future narratives. Directing credits include Syncing Ink (Alley Theater, 2017; The Flea, 2017), Take Care (2015-2016, The Flea), Hir (Magic Theatre, 2014; Mixed Blood, 2015; Playwrights Horizons, 2015), A 24 Decade History of Popular Music… (New York Live Arts, et al., 2015), The Perils of Obedience (Abrons Arts Center, 2013–ongoing), and Neighbors (The Public Theater, 2010). His participatory performances have been produced by American Realness, Dartmouth College, The New Museum, Prelude Festival, PS 122, and the Van Alen Institute, among others. He is the Artistic Director of The Flea Theater in lower Manhattan; Associate Artistic Director of Elastic City; and ringleader of Willing Participant – an artistic activist organization that whips up urgent poetic responses to crazy stuff that happens. www.niegelsmith.com.