SERIALS @ The Flea
5 go in. 3 come out.
30 Bats. $12 Tix. 5 Plays. 3 Survivors.
1 FREE Beer.
#serials@theflea is a raucous late night play competition featuring The Bats and some of NYC’s hottest young playwrights and directors. This event, which runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00pm includes 1 FREE beer with the purchase of a ticket. All tickets are only $12.
In #serials@theflea, 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 and Stephen Stout, in collaboration with Jim Simpson. Produced by Rachel Lin and Colin Waitt
Cycles 1-6 produced by Dominic Spillane and Stephen Stout, Cycles 7-25 produced by Alex Grubbs and Stephen Stout, Cycles 26-35 produced by Crystal Arnette and Cleo Gray.
Previous #serials playwrights have included:
Will Arbery, Kevin Armento, Robert Askins, Chiara Atik, Musa Bacon, Matt Barbot, Patrick Barrett, Chad Beckim, Nikole Beckwith, Neal Bledsoe, Joshua Boerman, Rachel Bonds, Alex Borinsky, Kyle Bradsheet, Brian Brinegar, Sarah Burgess, Daniella Caggiano, Leo Caine, Jonathan Caren, Chloe Carter Brown, Nat Cassidy, Keith Eric Chapelle, Damon Chua, Alex Coehlo, Joshua Conkel, Sam Corbin, Matthew R. Cox, Cat Crowley, Bernardo Cubria, Darren Culley, Kim Davies, Stacy Davidowitz, Dylan Dawson,
Sarah DeLappe, A.J. Ditty, Chris Dimond, Ryan Dowler, Tim Drucker & Randy Blair, Olivia Dufault, Tim Duncheon, Jared Eimicke, Sarah Einspanier, Brett Epstein, Jahna Ferron-Smith, Brandon Ferraro, Cory Finley, Dominic Finocchiaro, Ryan Fogarty, Skylar Fox, Edith Freni, Ryan Andrew Gaffney, Brandon Gardner, Alex Goldberg, Jonathan Goldberg, McFeely Sam Goodman, Tasha Gordon-Solomon, Sevan K. Greene, Dipika Guha, Jerzy Gwiazdowski, Ashley J. Jacobson, Angela Hanks, Paul Cameron Hardy, Anderson John Heinz, Simon Henriques, Amina Henry, Brendan Hill, Jessica Hinds, Benjamin Hoover, Monet Hurst-Mendoza, Alex Hyner, Amanda Idoko, Nick Jones, Lucas Kavner, Tori Keenan-Zelt, Mathew Kelty, Jason Kim, Krista Knight, Larry Kunofsky, Benedict Kupstas, Isaac Kruger, Nick Leavens, Nathan Leigh, Brenton Lengel, Sam Marks, Daniel McCabe, Catya McCullen, Mariah MacCarthy, Maya MacDonald, Tony Meneses, Eric John Meyer, Charlotte Miller, Danny Mitarotondo, Seth Moore, Ashley Austin Morris, Jenny Morris, Kate Mulley, Carrie Louise Nutt, Antoinette Nwandu, Willie Orbison, Azure D. Osborne-Lee, Frank Paiva, christopher oscar peña, Lee August Praley, Donaldo Prescod, Ivano Pulito, Bryan Quick, Vickie Ramirez, Jeff Ronan, Sharyn Rothstein, John Anthony Russo, Greg Scalera, Adriano Schaplin, Alan Schmuckler & Dave Holstein, Emily Schwend, Daniella Shoshan, Charly Evon Simpson, Charlotte Simpson, Crystal Skillman, Kristin Slaney, Zach Smilovitz, Alena Smith, Tommy Smith, Mark Sonnenblick, Will Snider, Dominic Spillane, Susan Soon He Stanton, Christopher Sullivan, Stephanie Swirsky, Jordan Swisher, Adam Szymkowicz, Erik Tanouye, Joe Tracz, Kett Turton, Colin Waitt, Emily Chadwick Weiss, Sofya Weitz, Leah Nanako Winkler, Frank Winters, Bonnie White, Rachel Yong and more.
Previous #serials directors have included:
Audrey Alford, Saheem Ali, Zi Alikhan, Audrey Alford, Bradley Anderson, Sherri Eden Barber, Ilana Becker, Lila Rachel Becker, Jake Beckhard, Mary Birnbaum, Sash Bischoff, Jeremy Bloom, Sarah Blush, Joshua Boerman, Jaki Bradley, Jason Bruffy, Maybe Burke, Liz Carlson, Katherine M. Carter, Jess Chayes, Alex Coehlo, Tom Costello, Matt Cowart, Will Dagger, Erin Daley, David Delaney, Jordana De La Cruz, Robert Saenz De Viteri, Ria DiLullo, Mark Duncan, Adam Dworkin, Tamara Fisch, Skylar Fox, Joshua William Gelb, John Giampietro, Charles Giardina, Lilleth Glimcher, Tasha Gordan Solmon, Elyzabeth Gorman, Wes Grantom, Nicole Greene, Luke Harlan, Kel Haney, Daniela Hart, Sarah Hughes, Nora Ives, Benjamin Kamine, Rachel Karp, Suzanne Karpinski, Alexandra Keegan, Lauren Keating, Hollie Klem, Isaac Klein, Portia Krieger, Sarah Krohn, Kevin Laibson, Nick Leavens, Katie Lindsay, Anna Loyd Bradshaw, Molly Marinik, Marina McClure, Katie McHugh, Ashley Monroe, Dara Molina, Sarah Norris, Kristin McCarthy Parker, Linday Hope Pearlman, Kate Pines, Charlie Polinger, Stella Powell-Jones, Eddie Prunoske, Michael Raine, Nicole Ricciardi, Erin Roberts, Jerry Ruiz, Zach Russell, Alexandra Tajli Sahadi, Noah Schechter, Michael Schwartz, Emily Schwend, Kristan Seemel, Nathan Shreeve, Alexandra Siladi, Brian Smith, Joel Soren, Daniel Spector, Dominic Spillane, Lilli Stein, Brandon Stock, Jay Stull, Alec Strum, Will Taylor, Danya Taymor, Riley Teahan, Liz Thaler, Allison Troup-Jensen, Courtney Ulrich, Sharon Wakeham, Mia Walker, Sarah Elizabeth Wansley, Stephanie Ward, Jen Wineman, Daniel Winerman, Frank Winters, Jenna Worsham, Srda Vasiljevic, Pironne Yousefzadeh, The Zoppa Brothers and more.
ABOUT THE PRODUCERS
Rachel is a New Yorker by way of the UK. Born in Manchester, she moved to Brooklyn when she was eight. At the Flea: Take Care, Can We Talk? (The Cutthroat Series), Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love, The Flying Latke, and of course, SERIALS. Recent credits include: Honors Students (EST Unfiltered), Kitchen Sink Experiment(s) (Crashbox Theater), Women (Hollywood Fringe, the PIT), Everything By My Side (P.S. 122). Workshops & readings at: the Lark, Signature Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, and more. She is a Stuyvesant High School alumni, and BFA: NYU, where she studied at the Experimental Theater Wing, Shanghai Theater Academy, and ITW Amsterdam.
Colin joined The Bats in November 2012 and began producing SERIALS in 2016. He produces PUFFS, currently in its eight sold-out month at The Peoples Improv Theater. Additional credits include cult sensation KAPOW-I GOGO (The PIT), I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN (54 Below) and OUR HOUSE IN CONCERT (associate producer, The Savoy Theater in London’s West End).