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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. 

The Ars Nova artistic team is always out seeing new work. Please feel free to send us an invitation at Information about how to submit to our various programs can be found below. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, it may take us up to six months to respond.


On Stage Opportunities


ANT Fest

An annual festival of All New Talent designed to showcase groundbreaking emerging artists from a range of disciplines. 

The submission period for our eleventh annual ANT Fest, a month-long festival of All New Talent showcasing new work from New York’s most adventurous emerging artists, has closed. ANT Fest 2018 runs from June 4 – 28. To learn more about ANT Fest, click here



Our raucous variety show-meets-party with performances ranging from hilarious to titillating to utterly inappropriate! We’re always on the lookout for new performers to showcase. Have a five-minute act you’d like to try out? Please fill out this form.


Off Stage Opportunities

Our efforts to keep Ars Nova an active artist hub go beyond the shows we produce; a variety of initiatives and programs help establish and engage a thriving community of artists.

Play Group

A vibrant and eclectic group of resident playwrights who gather biweekly to share new work and get peer feedback. Applications for Play Group 2019 are now closed.


Makers Lab

Our dynamic group of generative theater artists are provided with individually tailored residencies designed to holistically support their careers and develop their new works. 


Ars Nova Flings

The Ars Nova Fling program is Ars Nova’s unique way of interacting with producers and artists who have a project that falls outside our mission or interests, but want more than just a “four-wall” rental of our theater and green room. It’s geared towards multi-week productions, workshops and developmental activities. Rentals participating in the Fling program can select from a menu of consultation and select services from Ars Nova’s in-house marketing, general and production management departments, artistic consultation, as well as the opportunity to bill their production as “An Ars Nova Fling” occurring at “Theater 511.” 

Click here for more info, or simply shoot our General Manager Casey York an email with all of your booking inquiries. We look forward to hosting you soon!