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.

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.

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"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?
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Curated by Vision Resident Starr Busby
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.

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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, you'll get the virtual-musical-hug you didn't know you needed and feel all the feels right along with her.

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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.
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Curated by Vision Resident Starr Busby
The Black Beginning is a multidisciplinary cabaret featuring Black queer artists and performers based in New York City. Each participating artist creatively responds to the concept of “The Black Beginning” — whether on historical developments of the arts, identity formation, the origin of the universe or any number of other questionings and answering.

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Starr Busby
An archive of the glorious self. A reimagining of the baby picture for the growing transgender body. Documenting womanhood, pain, growth, god, love and joy. Blessed are the trans!
This evening includes the premiere of SOUTHERN GOTH followed by a conversation with MERCY and Vision Resident Starr Busby.

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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.
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Curated by Vision Resident Starr Busby
Artifact is an experiment in-process that invites a group of inclined and multifarious artists to exhibit their work by transfiguring ideas, partly in conversation with and partly in response to a new work-in-progress (Album and Opera) written and composed by Emily Wells and directed by raja feather kelly. This listening and viewing party will examine three songs in three ways - the original song obscured by these translations and artifacts. 
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raja feather kelly

In 4 short dance films, Tislarm Bouie centers the nuances of Blackness and Masculinity in America. 

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raja feather kelly

A visual experience of light and dark in conversation with Rumi's poetry from Moon and Sun. Taking place on the vernal equinox, we mark a year of confinement as we welcome the new year and new light.

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raja feather kelly

Directed by Vision Resident nicHi douglas
Untitled Mockumentary Project follows Collegiate Ki, Goddess G, Loud Aunty and Working Girl, four phenomenal Black Trans Womxn, as they come together to create the next hit show ... which follows four phenomenal Black Trans Womxn coming together to create the next hit show. Joy is felt. Sisterhood is challenged. And it's all REAL LIFE. Well, mostly anyways!
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Self-described "Reluctant Auntie-In-Training" SHALEWA SHARPE guest hosts a live-for-digital version of our untamed monthly variety-show-meets-party, introducing us to their who’s-who of the weird and wonderful — from comedy to burlesque and everything (and anything) in between.

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Curated by Vision Resident Rona Siddiqui

Shake the winter blues away with "Persian princess of drag" Jackie Cox (Ru Paul's Drag Race), hosting a Zoom dance party featuring the hottest dance jams and some very special surprise guests. Come ready to strut in this Queer MENASA Dancy Partayyy!

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Curated by Vision Resident Rona Siddiqui

Join us for an evening of beloved pop, musical theater, and folk songs reinvented through the lens of the Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian (MENASA) musical soundscape, featuring Broadway and NYC's most exciting MENASA performers and musicians.

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Curated by Vision Resident Rona Siddiqui

From the zany quarantine brain of Rona Siddiqui comes a video trilogy about a woman and the fleece-lined sweatshirt she dared to love.

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Curated by Vision Resident Rona Siddiqui

Take a trip to Persia in this interactive online culinary event, hosted by Chef Behzad Jamshidi (Moosh NYC) and Atef Boulaabi of (SOS Chefs). You'll explore the unique fragrances and flavors of Persian cuisine as Jamshidi & Boulaabi teach you to make a delicious Persian pistachio soup, sharing rituals of Persian culture along the way.

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Curated by Vision Resident Rona Siddiqui

Four sexy writers, one juicy topic and sweet, sweet alcohol! Join us for four flash plays on dating in the time of COVID, hosted by everyone's favorite cocktail artist, Sherz Aletaha. It'll fly by quicker than a first date shag, with none of the deeply embedded cultural shame!

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Triple-threat prince JOÉL PÉREZ guest hosts a live-for-digital version of our untamed monthly variety-show-meets-party, introducing us to their who’s-who of the weird and wonderful — from comedy to burlesque and everything (and anything) in between.

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Curated by Vision Resident Rona Siddiqui

This FREE panel discussion profiles creators and activists in film, TV and theater to offer insights into this moment of possibility for MENASA representation in art, and the need to think coalitionally and relationally along with other communities of color facing similar challenges. 

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Curated by Vision Resident David Mendizabal

What does a revolutionary leader do when the people aren't ready for a revolution? Set at the brink of an apocalypse, this solo show follows the becoming of Aunty Entity, leader of Bartertown from Max Max Beyond Thunderdome.

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Curated by Vision Resident David Mendizabal

Inspired by Nina Simone's Four Women, WHAT DO THEY CALL US is an evening of stories and rituals featuring musicians, poets and dancers coming together to honor & celebrate Black Trans Legacy.

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Curated by Vision Resident David Mendizabal

Inspired by a traditional Hora Santa at which family and friends gather to pray for the soul of a loved one who's passed, this one-night-only ritual-meets-party gathers strangers and friends to honor what has left us, and what remains.

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Cutting-edge cultural comic CHRIS MURPHY guest hosts a live-for-digital version of our untamed monthly variety-show-meets-party, introducing us to their who’s-who of the weird and wonderful — from comedy to burlesque and everything (and anything) in between.

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Trim the tree, hang the stockings and tip the homewine — your favorite holiday special is back (virtually)! Ring out the year-to-end-all-years cuddled up with stories, songs and a late-night visitor who only travels, never hosts. Featuring special guests, seasonal eczema and holly-jolly-melancholy; we’ll have to muddle through somehow!

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Late one night, a guy told Dylan he wanted to disappear; the very next day he did. In this first installment of a four-part Definitely True Crime docu-series, Dylan leads us through his obsessive (and obsessively gay) deep dive for truth. Honestly, Sarah Koenig could never.

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Dynamic duo RACHEL JORAVSKY & RACHEL PEGRAM guest host a live-for-digital version of our untamed monthly variety-show-meets-party, introducing us to their who’s-who of the weird and wonderful — from comedy to burlesque and everything (and anything) in between.

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Late one night, a guy told Dylan he wanted to disappear; the very next day he did. In this first installment of a four-part Definitely True Crime docu-series, Dylan leads us through his obsessive (and obsessively gay) deep dive for truth. Honestly, Sarah Koenig could never.

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Ars Nova CAMP Co-Program Directors Mahayla Laurence and Matt Gehring take the stage to host a night of comedians fighting to the death — er, we mean, joyously taking the mic — to make you laugh.

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In this intimate solo concert, Michelle J. Rodriguez presents the music that has kept her well during this Season of Pandemic and Uprising, which she has spent in the green mountains of Vermont. Tune in for anything from solo fiddle compositions to songs in Portuguese she’s taught herself on guitar; from silly songs written on the spot to violin and voice improvisations of incantations and prayers; or whatever else has been bringing her joy, pleasure, release and relief — or simply calming her spirit.

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Late one night, a guy told Dylan he wanted to disappear; the very next day he did. In this first installment of a four-part Definitely True Crime docu-series, Dylan leads us through his obsessive (and obsessively gay) deep dive for truth. Honestly, Sarah Koenig could never.

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Triple-threat prince JOÉL PÉREZ guest hosts a live-for-digital version of 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.

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Late one night, a guy told Dylan he wanted to disappear; the very next day he did. In this first installment of a four-part Definitely True Crime docu-series, Dylan leads us through his obsessive (and obsessively gay) deep dive for truth. Honestly, Sarah Koenig could never.

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As the veil slims this Holy Eve, absorb live footage of O-die’s full moon reading. Who’s O-die? a voice, a monster… Imagine the essence of Walter Mercado filtered into a deformed Octopus-elder with a British accent, and you’ve imagined O-die.

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In the wake of Kamala Harris' vice presidential nomination, and counting down to the 2020 Election, a queer interracial couple attempt to situate their relationship in a larger constellation of Black and Desi encounters. THE OTHER OTHER is the third installment of VICHITRA, an ongoing experiment in queer South Asian imagination.

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Join Laura Galindo and The Boys for an intimate performance of unreleased songs by Galindo. From the theatrical to the deeply earnest, we’ll investigate the growing pains of becoming an adult in an increasingly uncertain world. Love, lust, anger, hope… that’s what your early 20s are all about, right?

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Comic sage SONIA DENIS guest hosts a live-for-digital version of our untamed monthly variety-show-meets-party, introducing us to her who's-who of the weird and wonderful — performing comedy to burlesque and everything (and anything) in between.

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