The Flea Theater is expanding our resident artist program to include playwrights. Ten artists will be chosen to form a writer’s room for SERIALS, our raucous late night play competition featuring The Bats. SERIALS provides playwrights the unique opportunity to write a play in 10-minute episodes, rehearse and perform it over the course of one week – and learn right away whether the audience wants to see more.The SERIALS Writers Room is a year long commitment. Writers will be assigned to a SERIALS team, featuring a director and a group of Bats, The Flea’s resident acting company. Over the course of the year there will be eight cycles. Each cycle features two consecutive weekends of shows, with performances Thursday – Saturday at 11 pm. Five episodes are performed each weekend, and the audience votes to invite three plays back the following week, joined by two new pilot episodes. Playwrights will write for SERIALS on a rotating basis: if your play is not voted back, you will get a few cycles off until it is your turn to launch another series with a new pilot.Click Here to Apply & for More Information
We are looking for writers from diverse backgrounds who are excited to write in a fast paced environment for young, energetic performers. We are looking for writers with a playful, downtown aesthetic and a burning need to confront pressing social issues. We are looking for writers who are keen to explore the form and push the boundaries of episodic theater.