Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theater, comedy and music artists in the early stages of their professional careers. Our unique development programs are designed to support outside-the-box thinking and encourage innovative, genre-bending work. By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work.
Ars Nova is a 501(C)(3) Not-For-Profit Organization.
Ars Nova was founded in 2002 to provide a welcome home for early career artists and adventurous audiences. In 2005 Ars Nova became a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Organization. Past productions include Eager to Lose, Core Values, The Netflix Plays, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, The Urban Dictionary Plays, The Lapsburgh Layover, Be a Good Little Widow, The Wii Plays, ANT Fest, Now Circa Then, 54/10 Music Marathon, Bloodsong of Love, Missed Connections NYC, Sax & Dixon: We Thee Wed, Mel & El: Show & Tell, Two Girls for Five Bucks and the Ten Dollar Heartbreakers, Playlist, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang, Boom, From Up Here, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, At Least It’s Pink, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks!, Freestyle Love Supreme and The Wau Wau Sisters.
Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener.
Ars Nova provides an artistic home for emerging talent by cultivating a hive of creative activity, both on stage—through developmental programs and performances—and off—through the support and cultivation of a thriving artist community. Click below for more information on our various programs.
- ANT Fest
- Project Residencies
- World Premiere Productions
- Play Group
- Out Loud
- Summer Artist Retreat
- Commissioning Program
- The Writer’s Room
Jenny Steingart, President/Co-Founder
Jon Steingart, Co-Founder
The Ars Nova Theater and Loft are available to rent for private events and rehearsals. Click here for more info!
Ars Nova Summer Fling
Ars Nova Summer Flings provide independent productions with subsidized performance space and production support to help artists from the Ars Nova community bring their creative vision to life on our stage.
For all rental inquiries, please contact Operations Manager Burton Frey by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (no phone inquiries please).
If you would like to submit your work to any of our artistic programs, click here for our submission guidelines.