New work for the stage isn’t always created around a table. Ars Nova has a number of programs and performance series designed to provide opportunities for artists to see their work in front of an audience throughout the stages of a development process. More information is below, with links to submission details when applicable:
Get in the Door
Ars Nova’s rowdy monthly variety show is designed to showcase fresh music, comedy, theater, burlesque, vaudeville and a whole lot more. Have a five-minute act we should see? We’re always looking for new talent; please fill out this form and send it to us with your materials.
Ars Nova’s annual festival of All New Talent is designed to give emerging artists an opportunity to bring a full evening of innovative new material to life in front of an NYC audience. The festival is curated through open submissions accepted each spring. Curious about last year’s shows? You can see the complete 2011 lineup here. Think you’ve got an ANT Fest show in you? Submission information can be found here.
54/10 Music Marathon
Ars Nova’s two week celebration of bands on the brink is designed to showcase the off-kilter, dynamic music acts we’re known for. The 2010 lineup can be found here and the 2011 lineup right here. We’re always looking for new music to rock 54th Street! Submission information can be found here.
Get to Know Each Other Better
This music series provides a forum for burgeoning musical theater writers to showcase original work through public concerts. Utilizing the talents of leading directors and performers with support from the Ars Nova artistic staff, each concert offers the creative team vital resources in developing and debuting new material. Submission information can be found here.
This ongoing series supports promising emerging playwrights with public readings of exceptional new plays. Each reading provides essential resources for playwrights by drawing on the talents of leading directors and actors, and offering developmental feedback and support from the Ars Nova artistic staff. Submission information can be found here.
Take it to the Next Level
New projects are invited into residency at Ars Nova for a focused period of work and exploration culminating in a series of workshop performances. By providing space and resources for experimentation, artistic and production support, and the opportunity to refine new pieces in front of an audience, Ars Nova enables artists to develop new work on their feet. Click here for more info on our upcoming Project Residencies!
Fully-realized productions of projects conceived at Ars Nova and shaped through our development programs. These projects are often commissioned by Ars Nova specifically for our stage. Productions vary from unique theatrical events to traditional plays and musicals. The common thread is emerging artists creating work with an eye toward originality and innovation.