Welcome to 2020/21
at Ars Nova!
The debut of a streaming subscription, a new artist-curator collective, theatrical experiments for the isolated age, $100K in artist Flash Grants, a 24-hour telethon, our steadfast commitment to world premiere Off-Broadway productions and MUCH MORE.
Let’s dive in!
OUR NEWEST VENUE IS WORLDWIDE!
This season, we’re bringing the non-stop, live-art party to you. We’re serving up new work from some of the city’s most exciting emerging artists on our brand new streaming platform, Ars Nova Supra.
For a $15/month, cancel-anytime-subscription you can catch weekly shows created specifically for you to enjoy at home — live or on-demand.
Commitment-phobic? Single tix are just $5-10.
We’re debuting our new series, Ars Nova Experiences, and experimenting with new forms of physical, off-screen happenings that keep you safe and connected to theater. First up: P.S. A durational theatrical experience created by TEDDY BERGMAN, SAM CHANSE & AMINA HENRY. Unfolding in real time beginning this November, P.S. brings intimate storytelling directly into your hands, via letters sent between two characters isolated from each other during the pandemic. A second Ars Nova Experience, taking place Spring 2021, will be announced soon!
ARS NOVA IN YOUR MAILBOX (AND MORE)
LEARN MORE AND GET TIX
We’re debuting our new series, Ars Nova Experiences, and experimenting with new forms of physical, off-screen happenings that keep you safe and connected to theater.
First up: P.S. A durational theatrical experience created by TEDDY BERGMAN, SAM CHANSE & AMINA HENRY. Unfolding in real time beginning this November, P.S. brings intimate storytelling directly into your hands, via letters sent between two characters isolated from each other during the pandemic.
A second Ars Nova Experience, taking place Spring 2021, will be announced soon!
Designed to create more equitable and power-sharing curatorial practices, Ars Nova’s new Vision Residency invites seven artist-curators to spend two months planning for one month of activity on Ars Nova Supra. Each Vision Resident will be paid for their curation and administrative work, and allocate a budget towards programming their curated month. Residents are encouraged to create, develop and present their own work and work by artists they are inspired by or wish to amplify.
2020/21 Vision Residents are Starr Busby, nicHi douglas, JJJJJerome Ellis, raja feather kelly, Jenny Koons, David Mendizábal and Rona Siddiqui
Deepening our commitment to early career artists, CAMP provides an eclectic group of creators with peer support and artistic feedback as they develop a new comedic work, culminating with a premiere on Ars Nova Supra. Are you a live comedy creator? Apply to join the group now!
$100,000 IN FLASH GRANTS TO OUR RESIDENT ARTISTS
The pandemic has upended so many lives, so we’re trying to provide our artists with as much stability as possible. All our current Resident and Commissioned Artists will have their timelines and residencies extended through 2021, and each individual is receiving a $2,500 no-strings-attached Flash Grant to be used however best sustains them — whether that’s creating art or paying rent.
Additionally, Ars Nova welcomes Khiyon Hursey to this community through a new musical commission.
LOOKING AHEAD TO IRL THEATER
We don’t know when it will be safe to gather again with you in person—but when it is, we’ll welcome you back to Ars Nova at Greenwich House with two world premiere productions.
Heather Christian’s Oratorio for Living Things: Staged by Obie Award-winning director Lee Sunday Evans, this fusion of music and theater was originally slated for a sold-out run in March 2020 before being cancelled due to COVID-19.
(pray), a sacred offering created by nicHi douglas, with music composed by Starr Busby & JJJJJerome Ellis: This Ars Nova commission excavates the relationship between spirituality and oppression for Black American womxn throughout history to today. Following the form of a Sunday Baptist church service, and embodied by a company of twelve intergenerational Black womxn and femme performers, (pray) seeks to offer healing through a dynamic fusion of song, text and dance.
Scheduling and ticket info to be announced at a future date.
YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR DIGITAL BENEFIT
The Ars Nova Forever Telethon is happening! Join us for this epic livestream beginning Friday, December 4, and running nonstop for 24 hours. Featuring more than 100 artists, The Ars Nova Forever Telethon will celebrate Ars Nova’s past and present, while raising funds to support our artists programs throughout the unconventional season.