5 go in. 3 come out.

50 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 11pm, 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 Alex Grubbs and Stephen Stout.

Previous #serial playwrights have included: Robert Askins, Alex Borinsky, Patrick Barrett, Chad Beckim, Nikole Beckwith, Rachel Bonds, Sarah Burgess, Jonathan Caren, Joshua Conkel, Stacy Davidowitz, Dylan Dawson, Chris Dimond, Tim Drucker & Randy Blair, Eric Dufault, Brett Epstein, Edith Freni, Jonathan Goldberg, Tasha Gordon-Solomon, Sevan K. Greene, Dipika Guha, Angela Hanks, Jessica Hinds, Nick Jones, Lucas Kavner, Krista Knight, Nathan Leigh, Sam Marks, Tony Meneses, Eric John Meyer, Charlotte Miller, Seth Moore, Willie Orbison, Frank Paiva, christopher oscar peña, Donaldo Prescod, Vickie Ramirez, Jeff Ronan, Sharyn Rothstein, Daniella Shoshan, Crystal Skillman, Zach Smilovitz, Alena Smith, Tommy Smith, Dominic Spillane, Susan Soon He Stanton, Christopher Sullivan, Adam Szymkowicz, Joe Tracz, Emily Chadwick Weiss, Leah Nanako Winkler and many more.

Alex Grubbs, is an actor, musician and producer originally from Mississippi. A member of the resident acting company The Bats, his Flea credits include the world premieres of Mary Kate Olsen is in Love, a cautionary tail and the New York premiere, critically acclaimed and Drama Desk Award winning production of These Seven Sicknesses directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. Other New York credits include The Assessment (Fringe NYC), Passing Through, Sin in the City (The Dirty Blondes), Tea Party (Columbia University Schapiro Theater), Acedia (TheatrelabNYC), as well as workshops and readings at Naked Angels, Ensemble Studio Theatre, |The Claque|, Culture Project NYC, Cherry Lane and Exit Pursued by a Bear. Since June of 2012, Alex has been co-producer of the hit late night theater series #serials@theflea where he has co-produced over 200 serialized plays by Robert Askins, Tommy Smith, Christopher Sullivan, Chris Dimond, Eric Dufault, Willie Orbison, Crystal Skillman, Leah Nanako Winkler and Emily Chadwick Weiss among many many others. Other credits include multiple performances with the world-renowned Outside the Wire productions of Theater of War, End of Life and Addiction Performance Project in various venues across the Northeast, The 39 Steps and Barefoot in the Park (Heritage Theater Festival), Tartuffe (Live Arts), The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing (Oxford Shakespeare Festival). He is also sings and plays Mandolin in a folk band called The Lobbyists who have played in dozens of venues in NYC, and whose debut EP was ranked in the top 25 folk bands by delimagazine.com. Alex has an M.F.A in Acting from University of Virginia

Stephen Stout is co-creator and co-producer of the sold-out late night hit #serials@theflea at The Flea Theater. As a member of The Bats, he has appeared as Foppington in Restoration Comedy, Creon in These Seven Sicknesses (both Drama Desk nominations for dir. Ed Sylvanus Iskandar), Thomas Bradshaw’s Job, a cautionary tail, The Electric Lighthouse, plays by Sheila Callaghan and Erin Courtney in The Great Recession, Itamar Moses’ Love/Stories, The Footage and readings and workshops by Kim Davies, Amy Freed, Len Jenkin, Krista Knight, Sam Marks, Mac Wellman, Gary Winter, Lauren Yee. He has produced programming for the Old Vic New Voices Network in New York City for London’s The Old Vic Theatre, with whom he has produced London Calling (The Vineyard Theatre), Biting the Big Apple (The Public Theater), Live in London, Empire State of Mind (The Old Vic), and The Arden Project (3LD Arts & Technology Center) – the first transatlantic digitally webcast performance featuring new work by top emerging British and American Playwrights performed simultaneously in both cities. Other recent producing credits include Jason Williamson’s Greater Angels (dir. Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, Exit, Pursued by a Bear), Eliza Clark’s Recall (dir. Adrienne Campbell-Holt, Colt Coeur), ...things i found on craigslist by christopher oscar peña (Son of Semele, Los Angeles), as well as Joe Tracz’s Bea Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and The Fantastic Adventures of Teen Girl Scientist Monthly (both for Ars Nova’s ANT Fest), and a development workshop of Robert Askins’ Permission (SPACE on Ryder Farm). As an actor, his recent NYC credits include: Salamander Leviathan (Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova), untitled degradation play by Micheline Auger (Rising Phoenix Rep, dir. Kel Haney), Clown Bar by Adam Szymkowicz (Rising Phoenix Rep, dir. Kip Fagan), File Under: Superwolf by Bekah Brunstetter (ART/NY), california by Alex Borinsky, Sex by Angela Hanks and A Mighty Fight by Darcy Fowler (EST/Youngblood), Yes We Can (Downpayment Productions). Readings/workshops with Ensemble Studio Theatre, Exit, Pursued by a Bear, Labyrinth Theater Company, New York Theater Workshop, Red Bull Theater, Red Fern Theatre, The Roundabout Theater Company and Theatre for a New Audience. Film: Checkout (HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival), Mystery Team (Sundance 2009, Roadside Attractions Release) and various shorts with Derrick Comedy and The Onion News Network. BFA: NYU.