Due to the impact of COVID-19, Ars Nova has made the difficult decision to cancel ANT Fest 2020 along with the remainder of our season. Once we have information about future plans for the Festival, we will update this page.
ANT Fest is our annual, month-long festival of All New Talent showcasing new work from New York’s most adventurous emerging artists. Every June, Ars Nova throws open our doors to the next wave of pioneering theater, comedy, music and hybrid theater-makers who fill our stage with their most dynamic ideas.
We’re on the prowl for artists with diverse viewpoints and impressive skills, who see the future of live entertainment and want the chance to try out their ideas on stage. As an artist-driven festival, ANT Fest brings together an eclectic network of creators who feed our artistic community all year long. We’re interested in unique, innovative projects that span traditional genre boxes (theater, comedy, music, burlesque, drag, variety arts or anything else you can think of) in an exciting way to tell a story, make us laugh or showcase musicians with a vibrant new sound. This is the place to pitch that crazy show you’ve been dying for an excuse to make!
The submission period for our ANT Fest begins in mid-December and artists chosen for the festival will be notified by the end of March. Applications require a short description of your evening, an artist statement that describes what makes your key creator(s) tick and why you want to make this show, samples of your key creator(s) work and bios or resumes for key creator(s). A range of approximately 25-30 unique submissions will each be given a night to perform in Ars Nova’s intimate Off-Broadway theater and the opportunity to be a part of artist-driven events throughout the festival. Questions about applications can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the 2019 Line-up at ARSNOVANYC.COM/ANTFEST.
ANT FEST ALUMS
Brittany K Allen, Joe Castle Baker, Chamber Band, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Cheo Bourne & Joel Perez, Eamon Boylan, Michael Breslin & Patrick Foley, Catherine Brookman, Shayok Misha Chowdhury, Church of the Millennials, nicHi douglas, Julia Sirna Frest, Deepali Gupta, Ryan Haddad, Emily Gardner Hall, Jeremy O. Harris, Hit the Lights! Theater Company, Raja Feather Kelly, Claire Kiechel, Seonjae Kim, Jo Lampert, No Face Performance Group, Emily Oliveira, Mo Fry Pasic & Tim Platt, Brian Quijada, Lorelei Ramirez, Michelle Rodriguez, Matt Rogers & Bowen Yang, Charly Evon Simpson, Peter Smith, Kate Tarker, Chris Tyler, Jillian Walker, Nate Weida, Whitney White, Dustin Wills, Ellen Winter and more