About Ars Nova Supra

Ars Nova’s newest venue is worldwide! In the 2020/21 season, you’ll find most of our shows on Ars Nova Supra, our brand-new streaming platform. Tune in weekly for premieres created specifically for streaming, available live and on-demand with a $15/month, cancel-anytime subscription. Commitment-phobic? Single tix are just $5-$10.

Why Go Digital? 

Let’s be real: there’s no future for the performing arts that doesn’t embrace digital mediums in addition to in-person events. That was true even before COVID-19! We’ve been cookin’ up Ars Nova Supra for a while now, with the goal of creating a worldwide platform that could increase access for and to New York City’s most exciting emerging artists. And we were planning on launching next year…but, then, 2020 happened. So we’ve very eagerly accelerated our launch to ensure that we keep artists working and keep audiences entertained, all from the safety of your homes. 

UPCOMING SHOWS

TIX & SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE NOW

Note: Each month’s schedule is announced and goes on sale approximately two weeks in advance. Come back in mid-month for next month’s lineup!

Healing Soundboxes: A Series of Aquifers

April 5 – 26 @ 7PM ET | $10
Estimated Run Time: 5 Minutes Per Showing

Created & Performed by STARR BUSBY & JAMES ALLISTER SPRANG
Curated by Vision Resident STARR BUSBY

Healing Soundboxes: A Series of Aquifers, are four recordings of voice and modular synths performed by Starr Busby and James Allister Sprang to be released weekly throughout the month of April. These recordings are meant to support meditative deep listening and joy. Join these artists in deep listening and become an aquifer to the present moment. We welcome our bodies, our ancestors, our traumas, our pain, our longings, visions and dreams.

James and Starr invite you to submit your healing needs and desires, as well as words of communal care, via this 24-hour voicemail box: (646) 828-7907 and they will consider and incorporate them with the creation of each Soundbox.

Your ticket includes access to all four installments of Healing Soundboxes: A Series of Aquifers. Each installment is an audio experience that can be played at your convenience following its release on April 5, 12, 20 & 26. Join us for the final installment live at 7 PM ET on April 26, followed by a conversation between James Allister Sprang and Starr Busby.

addy gets a childhood

April 22 @ 7PM ET | FREE
Estimated Run Time: 35 Minutes

poem & video by kim mayo
video assistance from MICHAEL SACHS
music by kim mayo & MICHAEL SACHS
Curated by Vision Resident STARR BUSBY

addy gets a childhood is a poem, video, pleasure & reclamation project created by poet/musician/composer/artist kim mayo, aka moonheart. ‘addy’ reimagines the life of the (until recently) only black American Girl Doll, Addy Walker, whose white creators saw a black doll & called her an enslaved child, a child who had to escape that, a child who was not afforded what should have been her birthright, had she not been born into this anti-black, imperialist, white supremacist, hetero-patriarchal, capitalist world-a childhood. This project seeks to give to Addy all of the joy, the pleasure, the play, the freedom, the candies, the safety, the rambling afternoons, the delights of childhood that she was not afforded. It is a blessing sent back to mayo’s baby ancestors, & one sent toward the future, where mayo envisions a world in which each black child is allowed to be one.

This evening includes the premiere of addy gets a childhood followed by a conversation with kim mayo and Vision Resident Starr Busby.

One Night Stand

Ellen Winter wants to hug you but she can’t so how about she sings you some songs instead

April 23 @ 7PM ET | $10
Estimated Run Time: 45 Minutes

Composed, Performed & Co-Produced by ELLEN WINTER
Directed & Co-Produced by MACHEL ROSS

Join Ellen in her LED filled closet (and various other corners of her apartment) for a night of original music and quality time. Featuring tunes from her latest album, Every Feeling I’ve Ever Felt, and directed by Machel Ross.

Showgasm.

April 29 @ 7PM ET | $5
Estimated Run Time: 60 Minutes

With Guest Host GEORGE CIVERIS
Featuring AYO EDEBIRI, KIKO SOIREE, SAM TAGGART

Still-breathing standup comedian George Civeris guest hosts our untamed monthly variety show-meets party, introducing us to his who’s-who of the weird and wonderful — from comedy to burlesque and everything (and anything) in between.

9 C u p s i n t h e M o o N

May 1 @ 7PM ET | FREE
Estimated Run Time: 45 Minutes

Created & Performed by Vision Resident STARR BUSBY
Creative Direction by LILLETH GLIMCHER
Video Direction by MUSE DODD

“As I am impelled to evolve beyond my fears and insecurities; walking the path of self-knowledge through the unknown inner realms of myself. I manifest what I want by visualizing it clearly and precisely”  
– paraphrased from Tarot for Your Self by Mary K. Greer

9 C u p s  i n  t h e  M o o N is an exploration into the murk of being. Desire, disappointment, agency, inertia, faith and fulfillment all play a role. How do we visualize the future we want to see amidst the dark challenges of our present? How do we allow ourselves to grow and evolve while sifting through the mess of our past?

The (virtual) Wildness

May 26 @ 7PM ET | $10
Estimated Run Time: 75 Minutes

Text by KYLE JARROW & LAUREN WORSHAM
Songs by KYLE JARROW
Directed by ASHLEY TATA
Featuring DAVID BLASHER, LILLI COOPER, JEFF FERNANDES,
KYLE JARROW, SHARONE SAYEGH, LAUREN WORSHAM,
JAMIE MOHAMDEIN & KEVIN WUNDERLICH

Sky-Pony’s indomitable Rock Fairy Tale cannot be stopped by social distancing. Indie-pop band Sky-Pony reunites for this one-night concert. Their lush sound and cheeky style will surround and seduce you into a world of prophecies and forbidden temptations. Release your inner dragon on a raucous ride exploring faith, doubt and the wild space in between.

The (virtual) Wildness will take place on Zoom, and will welcome audience members to participate — further instruction to come.

Originally produced in 2016 by Ars Nova, in collaboration with the Play Company, The Wildness was directed by Sam Buntrock with choreography by Chase Brock. The (virtual) Wildness is a new event that takes place 5 years after the events of The Wildness.

 

FAQ


HOW DO I BUY TIX & WATCH AN ARS NOVA SUPRA PREMIERE?

Tix are $5-10 per premiere, with shows averaging somewhere between 30-60 minutes each. You’ll find our upcoming calendar HERE or on our homepage. Just click through to any event page to learn more and buy tix. That same event page is where you’ll go to watch the show when it premieres!

FYI: You’ll first be prompted to register for an Ars Nova Supra account (or to login, if you already have an account), and then you can checkout by purchasing either a single ticket or a subscription. When it’s time to watch the premiere, come back, login, and the show will begin!

 

WHAT IF I CAN’T WATCH LIVE, OR I’M IN A DIFFERENT TIME ZONE?

Each show on Ars Nova Supra premieres promptly at the scheduled showtime — so if you want to experience it with our audiences who will be live-chatting, you’ll want to tune in on time. But we understand that life happens, or you might be located in a different time zone. So your ticket includes access to watch and re-watch the stream until 5 PM ET the following day.

 

I MISSED THE WINDOW TO WATCH! WHAT CAN I DO?

Ahh, we’re so sorry! All single tickets provide access to the scheduled premiere time, plus an additional window through 5 PM ET the following day (in case you have technical difficulties, or scheduling conflicts, or are located across the world and soundly asleep). After that, the archived video moves into the Ars Nova Supra Library, available only to subscribers, who get exclusive on-demand access. 

 

HMM, TELL ME MORE ABOUT SUBSCRIPTIONS…

If being stuck on a schedule bums you out, then become an Ars Nova Supra subscriber for just $15 a month! Yeah, you read that right. You can watch one show for ten bucks…or you can just subscribe for a fiver more, and watch EVERYTHING that month. It’s a no-brainer. 

Subscribers receive access to all monthly livestream premieres at one low price, plus exclusive on-demand access to the Ars Nova Supra Library, where you can watch any shows you may have missed live. Never worry about FOMO again. (FYI: Your subscription will auto-renew each month, but you can cancel at any time, no questions asked. Like, you don’t even have to talk to a human, it’s that easy.) 

 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Reach out to us at tickets@arsnovanyc.com and we’ll help you out.