SUNFACE
(or-music-for-robots)

Mikey Rose

A cyber-folk concert and celebration of humanity that follows Sunface, a misfit, malfunctioning robot curious about “how to human” in a fully robot world.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11
DOORS @ 6:30PM | SHOW @ 7PM
ARS NOVA
511 W 54TH STREET

Tix to this show are Name Your Price starting at $5, meaning you decide what you pay! We pass on 100% of the single ticket revenue directly to the show’s lead artists. You can learn more about What’s Ars Is Yours: Name Your Price Tix by visiting our How We Do It page.

SUNFACE (or-music-for-robots) will stream live from Ars Nova on June 11 @ 7pm on Ars Nova Supra. Following the live stream, you’ll be able to watch the show on-demand for up to a year. Get a cancel-anytime $15/mo subscription to stream live or on-demand.

Mikey Rose is a traveler/actor/singer/playwright/composer crafting new musical theater experiences for audiences of all ages. Mikey received his MFA from the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program at TISCH/NYU (2020 Frederick Loewe Scholarship for Musical Composition). Mikey has co-created over a dozen TYA scores and has had musicals produced and performed at venues all over NYC: 54 Below, Rockwood Music Hall & Lincoln Center. Recently, Mikey produced/created his first album: GET LOST! w/ Mikey Rose & The Flower People. Currently: Head of AR @fvrdrmstudios (Bushwick); Summer Director of the Performing Arts at The American School in Switzerland.

Clare Fuyuko Bierman is a librettist and lyricist raised in a Japanese-Jewish home with some rabbits, a snake, and a bunch of finches. Her writing often involves ecological absurdism, campfire stories, made-up games, unexpected sea shanties, and proscenium-less playspaces. Recent: Yoko’s Husband’s Killer’s Japanese Wife, Gloria(commissioned by 5th Avenue Theater 2021, Civilians R&D 2022, Orchard Project Performance Lab 2023, O’Neill New Musical Theater Conference 2023, NAMT festival 2023, Vivace Award 2023) and Cry, Wolf (Commissioned by Washington National Opera 2023). Immersive work: VISARE (New Voices Winner 2020, Vivace Award Nomination 2021) and [untitled hat project] (NYFA grant 2021). She has participated in the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Festival, and Broadway’s Future Songbook Series. MFA New York University. https://www.clarebierman.com/ 

Ryan Brennan is a Brooklyn based actor, musician, and screenwriter. He was most recently seen on Law & Order and has two scripts currently trending as official recommendations on The Black List. https://thatryanbrennan.com/ 

Paulina Dixon is a musician and artist based in New York City, where she seamlessly blends an eclectic mix of genres and styles, ranging from jazz and folk to indie/alternative, rock, and R&B/soul. As a multi-instrumentalist, Paulina actively contributes her talents on guitar and bass to various artists and bands across the vibrant NYC music scene.

With a rich musical upbringing rooted in her Puerto Rican heritage, Paulina’s parents introduced her to the rhythmic beats of salsa, merengue, and the soulful melodies of Motown and funk at a young age. This diverse musical influence has shaped Paulina’s unique sound and style of playing. She has performed at a variety of NYC venues such as Chelsea Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, Nublu, and Arlene’s Grocery and currently plays lead guitar/vocals in her band Onfilm.

Dillon Heape (they/them) is a genderqueer artist based in NYC/Lenapehoking. They write for the Webby Award-winning podcast F*cking Sober: The First 90 Days. Dillon has toured Japan twice as a principal vocalist in Disney on Classic with The Orchestra Japan. They hold an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater, where they’re also an instructor in the Professional Development Training program. Dillon is a headshot & portrait photographer eager to collaborate with fellow queers, performers & creative professionals looking for dynamic new imagery! dillonheape.com / @dillonheape

Dave Previ is an independent drummer playing in bands, with artists and in musical productions in NYC since 2006.  Upon relocating from Virginia to New York he has focused on being versatile on the drums and a quick study. As a result he plays a wide variety of gigs and has done so globally.  Playing live and recording with singers/songwriters, in musicals, funk bands, progressive rock bands, jazz bands, latin bands, pop bands, church bands, wedding bands, cover bands and folk artists.  Wherever a pulse is needed Dave comfortably contributes with open ears.  As a teacher, Dave’s passion to help others become better musicians spans from NYC to China as well as the Hudson Valley.

Tatiana Wechsler is a Brooklyn based actor, singer/songwriter, and creative. Broadway: Mr. Saturday Night. Off-Broadway/NYC: Pericles (Classic Stage Company/Fiasco Theater), The Knight of the Burning Pestle (Red Bull/Fiasco Theater), X: Or Betty Shabazz V. The Nation, Julius Caesar, Othello (The Acting Company), The Golden Bride (National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene). Regional: Penelope in world premiere of Penelope (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), first woman to play Curly in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Love’s Labor’s Lost (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), world premiere of Love in Hate Nation (Two River Theatre), Benny & Joon (Paper Mill Playhouse), The Legend of Georgia McBride (Marin Theatre Company). Film: award-winning short film Netuser. Many readings, workshops, and concerts, including solo show Dusk at 54 Below. BFA: NYU. www.tatianawechsler.com @tatiwex

This show will take place at Ars Nova, located at 511 W 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Seating is general admission and first-come first-served. So, the earlier you arrive at the theater, the more choice you’ll have about where you sit! (Bonus: cheapest drinks in Midtown are at Bars Nova!)

The only way to guarantee you reserved seats is to become a Super Nova. Super Novas never hear “sold out,” get reserved seats in prime locations, and make fair wages and accessible tickets possible. Learn more about becoming a Super Nova here!

Tix to this show are Name Your Price starting at $5, meaning you decide what you pay! Best of all, when you name your price, 100% of the single ticket revenue is passed on directly to the show’s lead artists! You can learn more about What’s Ars Is Yours: Name Your Price Tix by visiting our How We Do It page

If a performance is sold out, you can join a standby line for day-of-show tix made available by minute cancellations and no-shows. Standby will begin 1 hour prior to curtain and will form outsideFolks from the standby line will be admitted into the show on a rolling basis as availability is confirmed. Standby tix are name-your-price starting at $5 + fees.

Additionally, Supra is never sold out! If you can’t make the show in-person, you can always stream online for only $15/mo, which gets you unlimited streaming access to performances from the last year. You can cancel your membership anytime by emailing contact@arsnovanyc.com.

Once you’ve selected your performance date and time at check-out, you’ll see a number of ticket price options ranging from $5 to $100. Select the price point you want to pay and the number of tickets you’d like to purchase and they’ll be added to your cart. After that, continue through the check-out process and you’ll be all set!

Yes. The processing fees are charged by our ticketing and credit card processors, and increase along with the base price of your ticket.

Yes! Ars Nova Supra is our digital platform where you can live stream all of our one-night shows and watch premieres from the past year on-demand. For the low price of $15/mo, you can access an entire seasons worth of comedy, music and theater from our groundbreaking artists, and additionally you can cancel your subscription anytime!

All sales are final – there are no refunds or exchanges.

If you’re unable to use your tickets, you may donate them in exchange for a letter of tax credit by emailing tix@arsnovanyc.com.

We ask that you stay home if you aren’t feeling well or are awaiting the results of a COVID test. Please let us know prior to your ticketed performance, and we will work with you to find a solution if you’re unable to attend.

 

We welcome and encourage mask-wearing to protect yourself and others. However, as mask mandates have lifted and city, state and federal guidelines have changed, we will not be requiring them at performances.

We no longer require proof of vaccination, but we strongly encourage all audience members to get vaccinated and boosted in accordance with public health guidelines.

Our staff will clean and sanitize the theater and common areas and we’ll continue to provide hand sanitizer for your personal use.

Signage is posted in all spaces encouraging washing or sanitizing hands frequently.

Ars Nova is uncensored. We provide content advisories — to the best of our ability — to inform audiences when shows contain racial violence, racist language, sexual violence or nudity. We provide information about this type of content in advance, based on our core values, so that each audience member can make an informed decision about if and how they’d like to engage with that content. We welcome artists to share additional information about their shows based on their own core values.

Ars Nova is wheelchair accessible. If you wish or need to remain in your wheelchair throughout the show, our staff will remove the theater chair. This can be done by letting us know your needs/plans in advance; just email Declan Zhang. It can also be done without prior notice when you arrive! If you wish to transfer to the theater seat from your wheelchair, we are happy to store your wheelchair or motorized mobility aid in the lobby during the performance. The House Manager will return your mobility device to you at the end of the performance as this show has no intermission.

About 25% of the seating is on the ground floor of the theater and does not require using stairs to access. There are five six-inch steps to get into the building.

All remaining seats require no less than one and no more than three steps to access.

Licensed service animals (any dogs that are trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities) are welcome at Ars Nova. They must rest in your seating area throughout the performance and are unable to occupy the aisle. Please bring proof of certification or a license for your service animal and be prepared to present it to the House Manager upon request. You can send advance notice to Declan Zhang, which is appreciated, but not required.

Our bathrooms are stalled, all gender restrooms – everyone is welcome to use any bathroom of their choice. We have two single-person restrooms in the lobby; with the wheelchair accessible option located right outside the theater on the first floor (doors 7 feet 10 inches x 3 feet 10.5 inches).

We have space that can be made to offer privacy for feeding should you need at any time. See the House Manager onsite and they will arrange a comfortable space, with storage and refrigeration for your materials.

The audience seating locations could be in, around and throughout the playing area. Performers will be within 3’ of you.

The seating is a combination of chairs.
Black Chairs with back: 19” wide x 32.25” high x 21.75” deep with a 500lb capacity
Black Counter height: 16.5” wide x 38” high x 18” deep with a 500lb capacity

The doors for entry into the building are 7 feet 10.5 inches x 3 feet 7 inches (external) and 7 feet 10 inches x feet 10.5 inches (internal).

Box Office height is 3 feet 6 inches and the Bar height is 3 feet 8.5 inches.

ANT FEST 2024

ANT Fest is our annual festival of All New Talent showcasing new work from New York’s most adventurous emerging artists. Learn more and get into our other 2024 ANT Fest shows here!

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June 17 @ 7PM

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June 18 @ 7PM

Brett Ashley Robinson

June 20 @ 9:30PM

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June 21 @ 7PM

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June 22 @ 7PM

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June 25 @ 7PM

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