Performances begin at 5:30pm, but feel free to come at 5pm and have a drink!
FLEA FRIDAYS is an immersive cabaret in residence in The Flea’s indoor/outdoor theater The Pete. Each one features some of downtown’s most daring artists, who invite audiences to engage with our most pressing social questions.
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.