2023/24 @ ARS NOVA

Everything. Everywhere. All The Time. Are You Ready?


a sacred offering created by nicHi douglas
with music by S T A R R Busby & JJJJJerome Ellis
directed & choreographed by nicHi douglas
September 23 – October 28, 2023

A congregation for those past, present and future comes to power in (pray), a new choreopoem by nicHi douglas. A celebration and a reckoning, (pray) dives into the beautifully complex relationship between Black womxn and their spirituality. Following the form of a Sunday Baptist Church service while transporting us to an isolated ancestral forest, this sacred offering creates a communal space to heal and inspire the Black feminine divine. Alchemized in collaboration with S T A R R Busby, JJJJJerome Ellis and Tariq Al-Sabir, (pray) interrogates and uplifts the tremendous value and weight of spiritual inheritance.

A co-production with National Black Theatre


A sonic narrative collection by James Harrison Monaco
Directed by Andrew Scoville
March 15, 2024 – April 13, 2024

This cross-continental play-meets-electronic-music-set by James Harrison Monaco fuses synthesizers with storytelling to share accounts of modern-day travel – from vacation to work trips, border-crossing, asylum-seeking and long-distance relationships. Over the span of a setlist sown with adventure, heartbreak and euphoria, audiences traverse the complex topography of language, borders, power and privilege one beat at a time.

Non-Stop Nights of Comedy, Music & Theater

50+ chances to catch something extraordinary. Expect the unexpected from our ever expanding artist community in our midtown home. Come see who’s caught our eye!

Nova Ball

February 2024
Ars Nova’s annual bash returns this winter. Mark your calendars for the biggest fundraiser-meets-party of the year!

ANT Fest 2024

June 2024
Our annual All New Talent Festival will once again shine a spotlight on NYC’s wildest & wackiest live performances from fresh talent taking first swings! Save the date for ANT Fest’s Super Sweet 16 this June!

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