Following four sold-out runs, The Flea Theater is proud to announce Cycle 5 of #serials@theflea, the raucous late night play competition featuring The Bats and some of NYC's hottest young playwrights. Live music and free beer from official sponsor Sixpoint Brewery help fuel this weekly event, which runs Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights at 11pm December 1st through the 17th. All tickets are only $10 (cash only available at the door; reserved seating for Thursdays only by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org).
In #serials@theflea, five teams of Bats perform original ten-minute episodic plays. The audience votes for its three favorite pieces, 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.
Participating playwrights include Lucy Alibar (Too Little Too Late), Robert Askins (Hand to God), E.J.C. Calvert (The Bird Girl), Jonathan Caren (The Recommendation at The Old Globe), Dylan Dawson (The Tenant), Lila Feinberg (Monkey Bowl), Halley Feiffer (How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them), Edith Freni (Baby Girl), Jonathan Goldberg (The Landwhale Murders), Joshua Elias Harmon (Love in the Time of Channukah), Jessica S. Hinds (Nevin), Lucas Kavner (Fisheye), Boo Killebrew (They're Just Like Us), Krista Knight & Barry Brinegar (Salamandar Leviathan), JC Lee (Julliard Playwriting Fellow), Nathan Leigh (Sealand), Sam Marks (The Joke), Eric John Meyer (The Sister at The Brick), Michael Mitnick (2nd Stage Uptown's The Sex Lives of Our Parents), Jordan Seavey (The Truth Will Out), Kevin Christopher Snipes (The Chimes at SPF), Chris Sullivan (EST/Youngblood), Adam Symkowicz (Nerve), Emily Chadick Weiss (EST/Youngblood), and Leah Nanako Winkler (EST/Youngblood).
Bands for 5 include Anabel Graff, Andy Suzuki, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly and Uzimon.
Created by Bat company members Dominic Spillane and Stephen Stout, in
collaboration with Jim Simpson, #serials@theflea features participating directors by Liz Carlson, Wes Grantom, Kel Haney, Portia Krieger, Kristan Seemel, BrIan Smith, Brandon Stock, and Pirronne Yousefzadeh.
The production features over 55 members of The Bats, The Flea's resident company of actors, including Tiffany Abercrombie, Bradley Anderson, Crystal Arnette, Yoni Ben-Yehuda, Satomi Blair, Jenna Bosco, Brooke Bundy, Charlotte Bydwell, Arturo Castro, Jenelle Chu, Ugo Chukwu, Alex Cook, Thomas Crawford, Jimmy Dailey, Greg Engbrecht, Morgan Everitt, Eric Folks, Bobby Foley, Katherine Folk-Sullivan, Cleo Gray, John Paul Harkins, Grant Harrison, Kana Hatakeyama, Victoria Haynes, Halima Henderson, Alex Herrald, Josephine Huang, Amanda Idoko, Raul Sigmund Julia, Vin Kridakorn, Maren Langdon, Bruce Lemon, Betsy Lippitt, Sean McIntyre, Michael Micalizzi, Kate Michaud, Seth Moore, Megha Nabe, Sade Namei, Joy Notoma, Margaret Odette, Frank Paiva, Daniel Phai, Briana Pozner, Donaldo Prescod, Ivano Pulito, Joann Sacco, Michelle Silvani, Dominic Spillane, Olivia Stoker, Stephen Stout, Hannah Tamminen, Nate Washburn, Akyiaa Wilson, Monica Wyche and Wilton Yeung.