Welcome the Flat Indies! 


Hi! I'm Flat Indie! My friends and I love to see Independent Theatre. Whenever you go to an Off-Off-Broadway show, take me along, snap a photo and share the fun.


Post photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Use the #FlatIndie tag and be sure to mention your production and theatre. We'll repost them and track all the Flat Indies.

Follow all of our adventures on Twitter and Instagram at @FlatIndie or join our Facebook Group.


Learn more about this program.


Download your favorite Flat Indie , take it along to the theatre and share the fun.




Martin Denton
Was the founder, editor, and chief reviewer of nytheatre.com. He is the Executive Director of The New York Theatre Experience, Inc. (NYTE); which now runs Indie Theatre Now an online play service that published hundreds of Off-Off-Broadway playwrights each year. He is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and according to his estimation sees approximately 300 productions a year! He received the Stewardship Award from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards in 2008.


Flat Doric
Doric Wilson was the original resident playwright at the Caffe Cino. His first play And He Made A Her helped to establish the Caffe Cino as a place where exciting emerging artists could road-test their work. Many of his other plays added to the Cino canon including the precedent setting Now She Dances! which is widely regarded as the first OOB play to deal with gay people in a positive light. Wilson was a co-founder of The Other Side of Silence (TOSOS), which was the first theater company to deal with the realities of the gay experience. Wilson was a participant in the Stonewall riots and later became an advocate as a member of the Gay Activist Alliance. He was honored with a 2007 New York Innovative Theatre Artistic Achievement Award.



Flat Richard
Richard Foreman was the founder of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, which is dedicated to the cause of producing new and challenging avant guarde work in the OOB community .He describes his works as “total theater.” Foreman has received many awards for his work including three Obie Awards for Best Play of the Year, and has been the recipient of both the Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships during his long career as a playwright.



Flat Albee
Edward Albee is best known as the author of such plays as The Zoo Story and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He is the founder of the Edward Albee foundation, which maintains the William Flannigan Memorial Creative Persons Center (AKA The Barn) on Long Island, which serves as a residents for writers and other artists. Over his decades long career he has won the Pulitzer Prize three times, as well as a special Tony Award for a lifetime achievement in 2005.



Flat Joe
Joe Cino was the founder of the Caffé Cino, Joe Cino's model for doing business became what we refer to as Off-Off-Broadway. By mounting productions using the work of established playwrights but also giving voice to more avant guarde theatrical events, Cino helped to set the tone for the kinds of productions that companies in the Off-Off community take on today. Cino is known especially for helping to foster an atmosphere in which the LGBT community had a voice, even though it sometimes meant that the café was subject to police raids.



Flat Judith
Judith Malina, along with husband Julian Beck founded the radical experimental theatre troupe known as The Living Theatre.  She was taught from an early age the importance of political theatre, due to the insurgence of Nazism in her home country, and was a self-proclaimed pacifist and anarchist. Besides teaching at New York University and Columbia University, Malina appeared on the Molly Goldberg series and in such movies as Enemies: A Love Story, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Addams Family; Malina is also the subject of a 2012 documentary by Azad Jafarian titled Love and Politics (the film premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival). She was the recipient of the 2008 New York Innovative Theatre Artistic Achievement Award.



Flat Maria Irene
Maria Irene Fornés is a Cuban-American avant garde playwright and director, and was a leading figure of the Off-Off-Broadway movement in the 1960s. Her themes focused on poverty and feminism.  On personal and artistic levels, her lesbian identity has been central to her art.  Fornés' plays address social and personal issues, while removing the playwright from the work itself. Her writing style employs avant-garde techniques developed in the early years of the Off-Off-Broadway movement. She viewed the theater as a place in which to stage experience so that the spectator can "receive" that experience and achieve "identification." She was the recipient of the 2009 New York Innovative Theatre Artistic Achievement Award.




 Ping Chong



 Crystal Fields



 Ruth Maleczech
















Join the community!
Forgot your password?