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The Flea Theater kicks off its 2018 season "Season of Womyn" with new drama by Steph Del Rosso.
January 22 - February 25 at The Flea

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The Flea Theater presents the world premiere of Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill, written by Steph Del Rosso (pictured above) and directed by Flea Resident Director Marina McClure. Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill marks The Flea’s first production of their "Season of Womyn" in their new performing arts complex at 20 Thomas Street in Tribeca. The play will be performed in The Siggy, the downstairs theater named for Flea founder and continuing inspiration Sigourney Weaver. Previews for Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill begin January 22 with opening night slated for February 4.

Breakups are hard. But Joni’s taken her breakup to the next level, physically feeling holes all over her body. From acupuncture to threesomes, Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill asks how do we live fully in our own skin?

Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill was originally developed in the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Executive Director, Cynthia Flowers.

Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill features The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea, including Valeria Avina, Sarah Chalfie, Joseph Huffman, Roland Lane, Maggie McCaffery, Jonathon Ryan, Ben Schrager and Monique St. Cyr, with understudies Xandra Clark, Adam Coy, Philip Feldman and Tiffany Iris. The creative team includes You-Shin Chen (Scenic Design), Kate Fry (Costume Design), Reza Behjat (Lighting Design), Ben Vigus (Sound Design), Marylynne Anderson-Cooper (Assistant Director) and Kailie White (Stage Manager).

Steph Del Rosso’s plays include Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill, 53% Of, Are You There?, Machinalia, Flee, Sister Play, and Mean Well. Her work has been produced or developed at Soho Rep, Clubbed Thumb, JACK, The Flea, New York Stage and Film, Colt Coeur, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Judson Memorial Church, Caldera Arts, Theater Masters, The Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal, and others. She is an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group, and a New Georges Affiliated Artist. As an educator, she has taught creative writing classes and workshops all over New York City as well as in Chicago, Central Oregon, and at UCSD, Northwestern, and Yale University. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at UCSD, where she studies with Naomi Iizuka.

Marina McClure creates emotionally charged theater, opera, and spectacles by fusing striking visual design and physical work with performers. She collaborates with multicultural performers to bring diverse stories (including from Iraq, Cambodia, Ukraine, South Africa, China, and Afghanistan) to American and international audiences. She helms the multidisciplinary art lab The New Wild and is a resident director at The Flea Theater. Recent: Tear a Root from the Earth, a new musical for Afghanistan in collaboration with Qais Essar and Gramophonic (New Ohio's Ice Factory; Kennedy Center); Kalean Ung's Letters from Home (ISC in Los Angeles; UC San Diego); Leisure, Lust (Art House; The Mount). She collaborated on CasablancaBox (2017 Drama Desk Nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience) and directed Wing It! a giant puppet parade and large-scale community performance for the Tony-winning Handspring Puppet Company in celebration of South Africa's National Day of Reconciliation. She is currently directing an episodic adaptation of Italo Calvino's Cosmicomics as a part of The Flea's new initiative for young audiences, Cereals, and is developing a performance for Caveat's Talks Progress Administration series. Marina teaches directing at The National Theater Institute at the O’Neill and frequently directs at Dartmouth College and NYU-Tisch. MFA: CalArts. www.marinamcclure.com

The Bats are the resident acting company members of The Flea Theater. Each season, over a thousand actors audition for a place in this unique company. The Bats perform in extended runs of challenging classics, as well world premieres of new plays. They are the lifeblood of The Flea.

The Flea Theater, under Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow, is one of New York's leading Off-Off-Broadway companies. Winner of several Obie Awards, a Special Drama Desk Award for outstanding achievement and an Otto Award for political theater, The Flea has presented over 100 theatrical, musical and dance performances since its inception in 1996. Past productions include premieres by Steven Banks, Thomas Bradshaw, Erin Courtney, Bathsheba Doran, Will Eno, Karen Finley, Amy Freed, Sarah Gancher, Sean Graney, A.R. Gurney, Jennifer Haley, Hamish Linklater, Enrique Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio, Itamar Moses, Anne Nelson, Qui Nguyen, Adam Rapp, Jonathan Reynolds, Kate Robbins, Roger Rosenblatt, Elizabeth Swados, and Mac Wellman.  Successes include Drama Desk nominated She Kills Monsters, These Seven Sicknesses, Restoration Comedy, The Mysteries and ten World Premiere productions by A.R. Gurney, including the WSJ Best New Play of 2013, Family Furniture.

Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill runs January 22 – February 25, Thursday–Monday at 7pm, with Sunday matinees at 3pm. Tickets start at $15 with the lowest priced tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Flea Theater is located at 20 Thomas Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks north of Chambers, close to the A/C/E, N/Q/R/W, 4/5/6, J/M/Z and 1/2/3 subway lines. Purchase tickets by calling 212-226-0051 or online at www.theflea.org.