Flea finds partners for fall

Vampire Cowboys, Play Company on tap

The fall season at Off Broadway’s Flea Theater underscores the increasing importance of co-productions and partnerships amid a nonprofit landscape where funding can prove increasingly scarce.

Season kicks off with a remount of “Invasion!,” Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s war-on-terror comedy that won an Obie when it was produced last winter by the Play Company. That org again presents the show, helmed by Erica Schmidt, in the first offering of a seasonlong Play Company residency at the Flea.

Later in the fall, the Flea teams with Vampire Cowboys, the downtown company with a comicbook aesthetic, to produce the world preem of “She Kills Monsters” by scribe Qui Nguyen and helmer Robert Ross Parker. “Monsters” reps one of two partnerships for Vampire Cowboys next season, with the company also teaming with Ma-Yi Theater for a spring 2012 remount of VC play “The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G.”

Also on tap at the Flea is a new project from downtown vet Elizabeth Swados, whose “Kaspar Hauser” attracted attention there a couple of seasons ago. During the 2011-12 season the Flea’s resident company of actors, the Bats, have scored coin from the National Endowment for the Arts for the first time.

Off Broadway partnerships have grown more common in recent years. Examples last season include the New York bow of Tony Kushner play “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures,” co-produced by Signature Theater and the Public.

More Legit

  • Mean Girls Tina Fey

    Stagecraft Podcast: Tina Fey on Comedy, Broadway and 'Mean Girls'

    The fall season at Off Broadway’s Flea Theater underscores the increasing importance of co-productions and partnerships amid a nonprofit landscape where funding can prove increasingly scarce. Season kicks off with a remount of “Invasion!,” Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s war-on-terror comedy that won an Obie when it was produced last winter by the Play Company. That org […]

  • COLIN CALLENDER STRICTLY BUSINESS Podcast

    Strictly Business Podcast: Colin Callender on 'Cursed Child' and Navigating Co-Productions

    The fall season at Off Broadway’s Flea Theater underscores the increasing importance of co-productions and partnerships amid a nonprofit landscape where funding can prove increasingly scarce. Season kicks off with a remount of “Invasion!,” Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s war-on-terror comedy that won an Obie when it was produced last winter by the Play Company. That org […]

  • Patricia Morison Dead: 'Kiss Me Kate'

    Patricia Morison, Stage Star of 'Kiss Me, Kate,' Dies at 103

    The fall season at Off Broadway’s Flea Theater underscores the increasing importance of co-productions and partnerships amid a nonprofit landscape where funding can prove increasingly scarce. Season kicks off with a remount of “Invasion!,” Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s war-on-terror comedy that won an Obie when it was produced last winter by the Play Company. That org […]

  • Prince Harry Meghan Markle

    Who's on the Royal Wedding Guest List?

    The fall season at Off Broadway’s Flea Theater underscores the increasing importance of co-productions and partnerships amid a nonprofit landscape where funding can prove increasingly scarce. Season kicks off with a remount of “Invasion!,” Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s war-on-terror comedy that won an Obie when it was produced last winter by the Play Company. That org […]

  • In the Heights

    'In the Heights': Warner Bros. Wins Movie Rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Musical

    The fall season at Off Broadway’s Flea Theater underscores the increasing importance of co-productions and partnerships amid a nonprofit landscape where funding can prove increasingly scarce. Season kicks off with a remount of “Invasion!,” Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s war-on-terror comedy that won an Obie when it was produced last winter by the Play Company. That org […]

  • School of Rock

    'School of Rock' Captures the Heart and Soul of Messy Adolescence

    The fall season at Off Broadway’s Flea Theater underscores the increasing importance of co-productions and partnerships amid a nonprofit landscape where funding can prove increasingly scarce. Season kicks off with a remount of “Invasion!,” Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s war-on-terror comedy that won an Obie when it was produced last winter by the Play Company. That org […]

  • From left, creators David Henry Hwang,

    David Henry Hwang Hopes Hillary Clinton Will See 'Soft Power'

    The fall season at Off Broadway’s Flea Theater underscores the increasing importance of co-productions and partnerships amid a nonprofit landscape where funding can prove increasingly scarce. Season kicks off with a remount of “Invasion!,” Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s war-on-terror comedy that won an Obie when it was produced last winter by the Play Company. That org […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content