NYC’S PREMIER HUB FOR NEW TALENT

Ars Nova exists to discover, develop and launch singular theater, music and comedy artists who are in the early stages of their professional careers. Our dynamic slate of programs supports outside-the-box thinking and encourages innovative, genre-bending work. By providing a protective environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of diverse artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work.

Founded in 2002, Ars Nova fosters a creative environment that welcomes emerging artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, and serves as a creative home and laboratory—a place to meet collaborators, test ideas, develop new work, earn industry recognition, and launch their unique voices and careers. Ars Nova discovers and develops new talent through a diverse slate of programs aimed at nurturing promising talent, including ANT Fest, Play Group, Makers Lab, Artist Residencies, and Commissioning & Development. Ars Nova launches new talent with two Off-Broadway Premiere Productions each year. 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:

Stay tuned for news about the 2019 ANT Fest applications!
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Our raucous variety show-meets-party with performances ranging from hilarious to titillating to utterly inappropriate!

WHAT'S NEXT:

Stay tuned for more 'Gasms!
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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.

WHAT'S NEXT:

Stay tuned for the next One Night Stand!
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DEVELOP

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

WHAT'S NEXT:

Stay tuned for info about our next Out Loud!
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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.

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MEET THE RESIDENTS

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.

COMPANIES-IN-RESIDENCE

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 2018 Commissioned Artists!
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LAUNCH

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

WHAT'S NEXT:

Tix are now on sale for Rags Parkland Sings The Songs Of The Future
GET TIX $20 & UP!2018/19 Lineup

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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