Off-Off-Broadway stalwart The Flea Theater has revealed its spring lineup in its new home on Thomas Street. The overarching theme of the season is “Who Run the World: Womyn,” with a focus on bringing women’s stories to the stage.
The season will kick off in January with Steph Del Rosso’s play Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill, in which a woman, reeling from a breakup, attempts to fill holes all over her body—from acupuncture to threesomes. The piece, originally developed in the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, will be directed by Marina McClure. Performances run January 22–February 25, 2018, in the Siggy space (the Flea’s new below-ground theatre).
In March, The Flea will present the Q Brothers Collective’s hip-hop interpretation of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata. Titled ms. Estrada and set on a college campus, the show is billed by the theatre as “the Girl Anthem of 2018.” The world premiere will run March 22–April 22 in the Sam Theatre (a large black-box space) with direction by Michelle Tattenbaum.
Rounding out the season is Catya McMullen and Scott Klopfenstein’s Locked Up Bitches, a musical parody of a women’s prison TV drama set inside an animal shelter. The show is directed and choreographed by Michael Raine and will run February 21–April 18 in the Siggy.
Flea Fridays, an immersive cabaret series, will continue January 26, April 13, and May 4, along with Serials @ The Flea, a late-night play competition featuring new works-in-progress by emerging playwrights (February 1–May 12), and Cereals @ The Flea, a program of short, culturally specific and ethnically diverse interpretations of folk tales for children and families (March 17–May 20).
The Flea Theater recently unveiled its new three-theatre performing arts complex in New York City. Last fall, the theatre said farewell to its longtime home at 41 White Street, where it had been operating for 20 years; it is now operating out of 20 Thomas Street in TriBeCa. Niegel Smith is the artistic director.
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