Ars Nova presents

P.S.

Created by TEDDY BERGMAN, SAM CHANSE & AMINA HENRY
Directed & Developed by TEDDY BERGMAN
Written by
SAM CHANSE & AMINA HENRY

 

Letters Begin Mailing November 2020.

 

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Set in our current moment of pandemic and social reckoning, two childhood friends begin a correspondence that will document and shape a singular chapter of their lives. Their bond, forged as a pair of young women of color in a small town in Oregon, will be pushed to the limit as they test new ways of living in present-day America. This durational theatrical journey bears witness to each of them drawn to the edge of a dangerous extreme.

Unfolding in real time beginning this November, P.S. delivers intimate storytelling directly into your hands, as you receive the letters sent between these two friends. Arriving via USPS every few weeks over the course of the coming year, the letters and objects exchanged will weave a story that responds to the world around us.

 

$35 Per Household  | Sold Out


NOTE: The final act of
P.S. will culminate with a live, in-person performance that reunites these characters — and welcomes audiences back — for a recognition of the historic period we’ve endured. Tickets for this in-person event will be sold separately (Dates TBA) and made available to households receiving letters first. (See FAQs more information.)

 

FAQs

 

What if P.S. tickets sell out, or I miss the October 21 deadline to buy?

There is a very limited quantity of tickets for P.S. available for sale — and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Sales will close when tickets are sold out or on October 21, whichever is sooner, so we can begin prepping our first mailing. We recommend you claim your spot ASAP!

 

Can I buy more than 1 ticket? 

Tickets are limited to one per household, which means you and your roommates, live-in partners and pets can all enjoy P.S. for the price of one ticket! If you’d like to buy extra tickets as gifts for separate households, you can. When checking out, there will be a box for special notes; make sure to include any additional addresses there. Or, email tickets@arsnovanyc.com for help. 

 

How are letters being mailed, and when will they arrive?

Letters are being sent via USPS First Class mail, with your first letter arriving in November. The exact date of each letter mailing is a surprise! But you can expect another letter approximately every 2-4 weeks. 

 

What if I move? Can I change my mailing address?

Yes! If your address changes any time over the next several months, just fill out this form and we’ll update your upcoming mailings. If a letter gets lost between your moves, just let us know and we’ll send you a replacement. 

 

What if a letter is lost or damaged in the mail?

Email us at tickets@arsnovanyc.com and we’ll send you a replacement. Deliveries are a surprise, but you’ll know you’ve missed a letter if it’s been more than 5 weeks since your last delivery, or if a letter arrives out of sequence (letters will be numbered, so you can easily tell if one is missing). 

 

What if I don’t live in NYC? Can I sign up if I’m outside of the United States?

Anyone with a U.S. mailing address can buy tickets for P.S. and receive the letters. 

 

What is the difference between the “Letters Phase” and the “Performance Phase” of P.S.? Are they separate tickets? What if I can’t attend the in-person performance?

P.S. kicks off in November with this months-long letters phase, priced at $35 per household. Audiences will receive letters sent between our characters for at least the next several months, coinciding with the length of their — and our — isolation during this COVID-19 pandemic. When it’s safe to gather together again, the final act of P.S. will culminate with an in-person performance, to be ticketed separately and with dates and pricing TBA. 

It’s important to note that the Letters and In-Person Phases are two experiences that complement each other and are part of the same story, but you can enjoy one without the other. Meaning: If you’re not local and/or you’re not able to attend the future in-person performance, you’ll still have received a totally stand-alone experience by participating in the Letters Phase. We hope you’ll sign up, no matter where in the United States you are!

 

Once I begin receiving letters, can I share on social media?

We’d love it if you shared your experience on social media, and tag us! All we ask is that you don’t spoil the experience for other folks who haven’t yet received their letters, and that you respect the intellectual property of our artists, who deserve to be paid for their work. So that means that P.S. letters can’t be reproduced in full on social media or elsewhere. But that shouldn’t stop you from getting artsy with your angles and slapping on an Instagram filter!

 

What’s your refund policy?

Sorry, we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on tickets. But if there’s something wrong — like if one of your letters is damaged or lost in the mail — email us at tickets@arsnovanyc.com and we’ll make it right! And if you’re moving, that’s no problem. Fill out this form and we’ll make sure your address gets updated. 

 

This project is generously supported by Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation.

Ars Nova presents

P.S.

Created by TEDDY BERGMAN, SAM CHANSE & AMINA HENRY
Directed & Developed by TEDDY BERGMAN
Written by
SAM CHANSE & AMINA HENRY

 

Tix on Sale thru Oct. 21, or until sold out.
Letters Begin Mailing November 2020.

 

 

THE TEAM

Created by TEDDY BERGMAN, SAM CHANSE, AMINA HENRY
Directed & Developed by TEDDY BERGMAN
Written by
SAM CHANSE & AMINA HENRY
Materials Design by
DOTS

 

ABOUT THE TEAM

TEDDY BERGMAN is a Drama Desk nominated director and actor. As Artistic Director of Woodshed Collective, he’s co-conceived and directed productions including the critically acclaimed Empire Travel Agency (NYTimes Critics Pick, TimeOutNY Critic’s Pick, Guardian’s Ten Best of the Year) and the award winning, Broadway-bound hit musical KPOP (Lucille Lortel Winner for Outstanding Musical, Richard Rodgers Award Winner from the American Academy of Arts and Letters). His directing work has also been seen at The Public Theater, Roundabout, Williamstown, NYSAF, New York Theatre Workshop, Manhattan Theater Club, Ars Nova, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Williamstown Theater Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Portland Center Stage, Primary Stages, Space on Ryder Farm, Clubbed Thumb, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. He recently completed a commission from the Public Theater and directed Canadian pop duo’s Tegan and Sara’s 2019 tour Hey, I’m Just Like You. He is currently developing a new immersive event for Emursive, producers of Sleep No More.  As an actor he has appeared on stage in shows including the Tony award winning PETER AND THE STARCATHER and on screen in roles including Amazon studios Good Girls Revolt.

 

SAM CHANSE’s plays include Monument, or Four Sisters (A Sloth Play); Trigger; Fruiting Bodies; and What You Are Now. Her work has been developed and/or produced with the Lark, the Civilians, Magic Theatre, Ma-Yi, Cherry Lane, Leviathan Lab, Ars Nova and Ensemble Studio Theater/Sloan Project, and is published by Kaya Press (Lydia’s Funeral Video) and TCG (The Kilroys List). She is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and a Lark Venturous Fellow (for Trigger), and was a fellow with Cherry Lane Mentor Project (The Opportunities of Extinction) and Playwrights Realm (The Other Instinct). She has also received residencies at MacDowell, Sundance Theatre Institute, Djerassi and SPACE at Ryder Farm. She is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, and an alum of Ars Nova’s Play Group, Civilians R&D Group and the Lark’s New York Stage & Film Vassar Retreat. She has taught writing and playwriting courses at Columbia University, NYU, University of Rochester and elsewhere. For some years, she served as artistic director of Kearny Street Workshop. She is currently based in Brooklyn.

 

AMINA HENRY’s recent productions include The Animals, Ducklings, Hunter John and Jane and The Johnsons at JACK (Brooklyn, NY), Bully (SUNY Purchase, Clubbed Thumb WinterWorks, and elsewhere), The Great Novel (New Light Theater) and Troy (HERO Theatre). Her work has been produced, presented at, and/or developed by: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The New Group, Ars Nova, Page 73, The Flea, National Black Theatre, HERO Theater, Project Y Theatre, Dixon Place and other venues. She is a New Georges Affiliate Artist and 2018-2019 Audrey grant recipient. She is a recipient of the 2020 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Sarah Verdone Award for her play The Great Novel

 

DOTS We are a design collective based in New York City specializing in designing environments for narratives and experiences. Hailing from Colombia, South Africa and Japan, we are Santiago Orjuela-Laverde, Andrew Moerdyk and Kimie Nishikawa. We offer expertise in multidisciplinary practices ranging from architecture, interiors, theater and performance design, graphic design and film. We approach every project with diversity of thought and burning curiosity and, above all, we believe in the value of the whole being greater than the sum of its individual parts. designbydots.com