The Flea Theater

cheeky little brown

The Flea Theater, 20 Thomas St, New York, NY 10007
Premiering Fall 2023

Audiences stumble upon Lady, an equal parts messy and determined charmer in the midst of crashing (and lowkey ruining) her best friend Gemma’s birthday party in London. Nothing goes as planned and audiences get a front-row seat to Lady’s desperate antics. Pain, distress, introspection, pigeons, and a whole lot of Doner meat — this coming of age story examines the complicated devastation of a friendship break up between two queer Black women with diverging journeys toward self-love and acceptance.


Nkenna Akunna is an Igbo playwright and performer from London whose work primarily explores friendship, time, and various dimensions of Black femme life. Plays include Some Of Us Exist in the Future, cheeky little brown, good god, Good Fit, and a meal. Nkenna is a member of the 2022/23 Soho Rep Writer Director Lab cohort. She has a BA in Economics and African Diaspora Studies from Dartmouth College and is completing an MFA in Playwriting from Brown University, where she is the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Playwriting Fellowship. Nkenna is also co-director at Skin Deep, a collective that makes space for Black creatives and creatives of color through cultural production.