5 go in. 3 come out.
35 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 and Fridays at 11:00pm and Saturdays at 10:00pm and 12:00am 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 Crystal Arnette and Cleo Gray.
Cycles 1-6 produced by Dominic Spillane and Stephen Stout, Cycles 7-25 produced by Alex Grubbs and Stephen Stout.
Previous #serials playwrights have included:
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, Leo Caine, Jonathan Caren, Chloe Carter Brown, Keith Eric Chapelle, Damon Chua, Alex Coehlo, Joshua Conkel, Matthew R. Cox, Kim Davies, Stacy Davidowitz, Dylan Dawson, AJ Ditty, Chris Dimond, Ryan Dowler, Tim Drucker & Randy Blair, Eric Dufault, Jared Eimicke, Brett Epstein, Brandon Ferraro, Cory Finley, Ryan Fogarty, Edith Freni, Brandon Gardner, Alex Goldberg, Jonathan Goldberg, Tasha Gordon-Solomon, Sevan K. Greene, Dipika Guha, Jerzy Gwiazdowski, Angela Hanks, Amina Henry, Brendan Hill, Jessica Hinds, 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, Catya McCullen, Mariah MacCarthy, Sam Marks, Tony Meneses, Eric John Meyer, Charlotte Miller, Seth Moore, Carrie Louise Nutt, Willie Orbison, 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, Daniella Shoshan, Charlotte Simpson, Crystal Skillman, Alan Schmuckler & Dave Holstein, 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, Emily Chadwick Weiss, Leah Nanako Winkler, Bonnie White and more.
Previous #serials directors have included:
Bradley Anderson, Sherri Barber, Ilana Becker, Mary Birnbaum, Jeremy Bloom, Sarah Blush, Jason Bruffy, Liz Carlson, Jess Chayes, Alex Coehlo, Tom Costello, Matt Cowart, Erin Daley, David Delaney, Jordana De La Cruz, Robert Saenz De Viteri, Mark Duncan, Adam Dworkin, Dominic Finocchiaro, Tamara Fisch, Joshua William Gelb, John Giampietro, Charles Giardina, Elyzabeth Gorman, Wes Grantom, Nicole Greene, Luke Harlan, Kel Haney, Daniela Hart, Nora Ives, Benjamin Kamine, Lauren Keating, Hollie Klem, Isaac Klein, Portia Krieger, Sarah Krohn, Kevin Laibson, Nick Leavens, Molly Marinik, Katie McHugh, Sarah Norris, Kristin McCarthy Parker, Kate Pines, Charlie Polinger, Stella Powell-Jones, Nicole Ricciardi, Erin Roberts, Jerry Ruiz, Zach Russell, Alexandra Tajli Sahadi, Noah Schechter, Michael Schwartz, Kristan Seemel, Nathan Shreeve, Alexandra Siladi, Brian Smith, Joel Soren, Daniel Spector, Dominic Spillane, Lilli Stein, Brandon Stock, Alec Strum, Will Taylor, Danya Taymor, Riley Teahan, Liz Thaler, Allison Troup-Jensen, Courtney Urlich, Sharon Wakeham, Mia Walker, Sarah Elizabeth Wansley, Stephanie Ward, Jen Wineman, Daniel Winerman, Jenna Worsham, Pironne Yousefzadeh, The Zoppa Brothers and more.
Meet The Producers
Crystal Arnette is not afraid to wear many hats. She is a current member of The Bats, the acclaimed resident acting company at The Flea Theater and co-producer of #serials at The Flea — the hit late night serialized play festival, as well as the founder of Adventure We Can, a multimedia production collective. With The Flea she has been a mainstay in #Serials since it’s development, as well as Mary-Kate Olsen Is In Love, Looking At Christmas, and Just Cause. Other credits include The House of Von Macramé (The Bushwick Starr), F#@king Up Everything (Woolly Mammoth), The Consequences (W.H.A.T.), and Hamlet (Webster Hall). Films: What We’ve Become, You Can’t Kill Stephen King, Polaroid Girl (Best Actor – Mumbai IQFF), Requited, Aprille/Desirae & Dear Lucas. Crystal is currently the resident videographer for The Flea. In addition, she has created video trailers and content for New York Theatre Workshop, Colt Coeur, Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Folksbiene, New Georges, The Liaisons Project, Women’s Project, 2G, and more. She is a columnist for the blog The Ordinary Girls & fronts the folk-chamber-rock experiment Ladybird. She also really really likes typography. BFA: UNCSA crystalarnette.com
Cleo Gray is an actor and producer originally from New Jersey. She is a current member of The Flea Theater’s resident acting company, The Bats, and co-producer of the hit late night series #serials@theflea. Cleo’s credits at The Flea include the World premieres of a cautionary tail by christopher oscar peña, Thomas Bradshaw’s JOB (both directed by Benjamin Kamine), and Qui Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters (directed by Robert Ross Parker), as well as the NYC premieres of the critically acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated These Seven Sicknesses by Sean Graney and Amy Freed’s Restoration Comedy (both Drama Desk nominations for dir. Ed Sylvanus Iskandar). She has also appeared at the Flea in workshops and readings for Robert Askins, A. Rey Pamatmat, Krista Knight/Barry Brinegar, Tommy Smith, Anson Mount and Lauren Yee as well as 50+ short plays for #serials. Other New York credits include DONKEY PUNCH by Micheline Auger (Soho Playhouse), Empire Travel Agency (Woodshed Collective), Youngblood’s Asking For Trouble (’12,’13, ’14 @ The Ensemble Studio Theatre). BFA in Acting from Montclair State University.