Cycle 55: This February


February 13 - February 22, 2020
$15 Tickets*
The Siggy
Includes 1 free beer!


5 plays go in. 3 plays survive. Your vote decides.

SERIALS @ The Flea is a raucous late night play competition featuring The Bats and some of NYC’s hottest young playwrights and directors. This event runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m.

In SERIALS @ The Flea, five teams of Bats perform original ten-minute episodic plays. The audience votes for its three favorite plays, which return the next week with a new installment. The teams with the two least popular stories must likewise come back the following week, but with entirely different serialized plays.

Created by Bats Dominic Spillane & Stephen Stout, in collaboration with Jim Simpson.

*All tickets include an additional $2 Theater Restoration Fee, which keeps the lights on in our new digs. Thank you.



Michael Raine (Artistic Producer) is a NYC based director and choreographer. A long-time rabble-rouser at the Flea, Michael joined the Resident Director program in 2014. During his time at The Flea, Michael has directed the Grand-Guignol classic The System, Catya McMullen’s LOCKED UP BITCHES and two installments of Flea Fridays: Appropriation, Inspiration and Representation, written by Liz Morgan and How Color Brave Are You? co-directed with Niegel Smith. Michael is currently the artistic producer of SERIALS, where he has directed dozens of episodes, including recent hits The Factory by Brian Kettler and Cats: In the Original Dialect, also with Liz Morgan. A life-long tap dancer at heart, Michael’s choreography has been seen regionally and around New York, including Yale Rep, Joe’s Pub, Theater for a New City, NYMF, and the Folksbiene, five seasons at the Weston Playhouse and the Japanese tour of Rent. Michael has choreographed productions for Juilliard Drama, CAP21, Brooklyn College and University of Miami as well as over 20 productions as a member of the faculty for NYU’s graduate acting department, where he has been teaching un-gendered social and ballroom dancing.

Annie Perales (Producer) is an NYC based actor and producer from Denver, Colorado. Recent theatre: Not My Monster! (The Flea Theater; dir, David Monteagudo), Autumn Leaves (Dixon Place; dir, Callan Gies), She Kills Monsters (Access Theater; dir, Amanda Baschnagel). Annie is a graduate of NYU/ Tisch where she trained at Stella Adler and ETW.