2018/2019 Anchor Partners

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The Flea Theater proudly presents the roster of its Fall 2018 Anchor Partners, promising music, dance and theater companies who will perform at The Flea during our 2018-2019 season. This fall, The Flea presents Tiffany Mills Dance, New York Children’s Theater, The Muse Project, Talea Ensemble, Experiments in Opera, EPIC Players, New Camerata Opera and The Bang Group.

Fall 2018 Anchor Partners

New York City Children’s Theater
October 7 – January 27
by Barbara Zinn Krieger, Devised by Jonathan Shmidt Chapman
Directed by Khalia Davis
in The Pete Theater


In Pillowland, Stanley always has trouble falling asleep – even counting sheep doesn’t help! When he receives an invitation to visit the Kingdom of Pillowland, he sets off on an exciting adventure with his friends Finn, Quinn and you! From the company that brought you Please Bring Balloons comes a new interactive play for your youngest theatergoers based on the hit song by Laurie Berkner.

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The Muse Project
October 15 – 21
in The Pete Theater



In The Muse Project, female actors choose the role and story they want to tell. Then a creative team is built around her vision. Once the collaborators are established, the actor and her team workshop her vision in the process called The Mini Muse.

The Muse Project developed five Mini Muse projects this fall to be presented in Musings with actresses Vanessa Aspillaga, Lynn Cohen, Jessica Frances Dukes, Déa Julien, and Kyra Miller. Our work with our artists will culminate in a weeklong festival of presentations at The Flea Theater. The presentations will give audiences a fresh and inspired taste of what these women have worked on.

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iNSIDE Out Series
Talea Ensemble
October 28 and December 12
in The Pete Theater



Talea Ensemble’s iNSIDE Out Series seeks to create participatory environments that foster engaged listening and personal connection to great works of cutting-edge contemporary music. In these events the audience is an equal participant, joining the performers in musical exploration and creative discussion to uncover personal truths surrounding how and why we listen to the music of our time. No musical experience necessary, open ears and open minds required.

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The Bucket o’ Blood Cabaret
Opera on Tap
October 31 – November 3
in The Pete Theater



Returning for the second time this year, Opera on Tap brings its signature irreverent approach to opera to The Flea in its resident immersive cabaret series. In honor of the season, we are pleased to present The Bucket o’Blood Cabaret.

Get ready to laugh. Get ready to faint. No one gets in for free, but no one gets out alive! Bloody cocktails paired with hair-raising operatic screams guaranteed!

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Experiments in Opera
November 2-4
by Jason Cady, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Joan La Barbara and Kamala Sankaram
in The Siggy


In Modularias, Experiments in Opera presents four new works for voice and modular synthesizer commissioned from Jason Cady, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Joan La Barbara and Kamala Sankaram.  Each of these new works focuses on a single story that is told through the surprising and absorbing sound world of modular synthesizers. All four works are presented back-to-back in an evening-length production.

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The Little Prince
EPIC Players
November 10-18
by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar
Directed by Travis Burbee
in The Siggy Theater


The Little Prince, based on the novella Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, where he meets a mysterious, regal young boy, the little prince.

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Savitri & Venus and Adonis
New Camerata Opera
November 26-December 2
by Jason Cady, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Joan La Barbara and Kamala Sankaram
in The Sam Theater


Based on an episode in the Mahābhārata, Savitri by Gustav Holst was innovative in its day and still mesmerizes. This production will honor the Indian culture, which gave us this story, and feature singers of South Asian heritage. John Blow’s Venus and Adonis was originally a masque for the entertainment of King Charles II. The work was the first to have been written by a female librettist, Anne Finch, and tells the tale of Venus and the demise of her lover, Adonis.

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The Bang Group
December 17 – 22
in The Sam Theater



Nut/Cracked – The Bang Group’s beloved, witty response to The Nutcracker has delighted audiences for more than 16 years. Nut/Cracked takes its inspiration from all corners of the dance canon, from tap riffs to en pointe ballet, by way of bubble wrap, disco and Chinese take-out noodles. In Nut/Cracked, choreographer David Parker finds beauty in the ridiculous, waltzing us through many incarnations of Tchaikovsky’s score, including versions by Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, as well as the traditional orchestral suite. You’ll never watch The Nutcracker in quite the same way again!

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