NYC’S PREMIER HUB FOR NEW TALENT

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 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. Read up on our various programs below! 

Ars Nova is a 501(C)(3) Not-For-Profit Organization and was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener.

DISCOVER

An annual festival of All New Talent designed to showcase new, hybrid theater work from NYC's most adventurous emerging artists.

WHAT'S NEXT:

Applications for the 11th Annual ANT Fest are due by 11:59pm on January 21!
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Our raucous variety show-meets-party with performances ranging from hilarious to titillating to utterly inappropriate!

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SYDNEE WASHINGTON hosts SHOWGASM. January 11, 2018
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Ars Nova gets to know a wide range of artists each year by inviting them into our home, giving them free reign of our state-of-the-art toys, and inviting you to see what happens in these one-night-only performances. See who's caught our eye.

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Join us for BEEP BOOP, January 8 @ 8PM!
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DEVELOP

A vibrant and eclectic group of resident playwrights who gather biweekly to share new work and get peer feedback.

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A dynamic group of generative theater artists, each with individually tailored residencies designed to holistically support their careers and develop their new works.

WHAT'S NEXT:

Join us for MEMORY RETROGRADE by HARUNALEE on December 14 - 16 @ 8PM!
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Promising emerging artists and devised companies that receive holistic support. Residencies are flexibly, individually tailored and can include concerts, workshops, stipends, dramaturgical support, retreats and more.

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A program focused on the creation and development of original pieces with an eye toward hybrid originality and innovation.

WHAT'S NEXT:

Click to meet our 2017 Commissioned Artists!
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LAUNCH

World premiere Off-Broadway productions of original, innovative projects that are radically supported through our development programs.

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THE LUCKY ONES
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Ars Nova is committed to launching our artists just as far and wide as their big ideas can take them. So, when their project and career will be supported by a life beyond Ars Nova, we work to make these opportunities possible.

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