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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ars Nova Announces ANT Fest 2013

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  • Due to the developmental nature of ANT Fest, shows are not open to review.
  • All submissions will be considered, but we are especially interested in shows that have not yet premiered in New York.
  • Evenings of staged readings are not eligible for consideration, and performances may not be script-inhand.
  • The maximum runtime of all ANT Fest shows is 90 minutes.
  • Still have questions? Feel free to email them to artistic@arsnovanyc.com.
Ars Nova announces a call for submissions for its sixth annual ANT Fest, a month-long festival of all new talent from June 3 to June 29, showcasing fresh material from New York’s most exciting emerging artists.

Ars Nova is on the prowl for talented artists who see the future of live entertainment and want the chance to show off their skills.  We’re interested in edgy, offbeat, charged performances that tell a story, make us laugh, showcase musicians with a vibrant new sound, or blur the boundaries between theater, music and comedy.  If it can be performed live on stage, we’re interested.

Beginning this year, ANT Fest will be expanded to include a late night 54/10 Concert Series, featuring performances by rising singer/songwriters, musicians and bands. The integration of Ars Nova's successful 54/10 Music Marathon into ANT Fest will create an even larger platform for burgeoning music artists, introducing them to a variety of theatre-makers and Ars Nova's artist community at large, in an effort to spark future project collaborations, in addition to showcasing individual work.

Think you’ve got the skills?

To submit for ANT Fest:
Send us a completed application form, a description of your evening (one page max); and a script, CD or DVD if you have one.

To submit for the 54/10 Concert Series:
Send us a completed application form, and a CD or DVD with music and/or performance samples.

Artists may submit both applications for separate consideration.

Please mail all materials to:

Ars Nova
511 W. 54th St.
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10019

Performers must cover their own transportation costs.

A range of unique submissions will each be given a spot to perform in Ars Nova’s intimate 99-seat theater and the opportunity to be a part of artist-driven parties and events throughout the festival. Please refer to the Logistics section on the application form for important logistics and details.

Applications must be postmarked by Monday, January 28. 

Artists chosen for the festival will be notified by Friday, March 22.


About Ars Nova

Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theater, comedy and music artists in the early stages of their professional careers.  Its unique development programs are designed to support outside-the-box thinking and encourage innovative, genre-bending work.  By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work.  For more information on Ars Nova's programs, visit www.arsnovanyc.com.  Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener.

Producing credits include Producing credits include: most recently, the critically-acclaimed, sold-out extended engagement of Dave Malloy's electro-pop opera Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, directed by Rachel Chavkin, ANT Fest, The Urban Dictionary Plays, The Lapsburgh Layover, Be a Good Little Widow, The Wii Plays, Now Circa Then, Bloodsong of Love, Missed Connections NYC, Sax & Dixon: We Thee Wed, Mel & El: Show & Tell, Two Girls for Five Bucks and the Ten Dollar Heartbreakers, Playlist, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang, boom, From Up Here, The Wikipedia Plays, Dixieʼs Tupperware Party, At Least Itʼs Pink, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks!, Freestyle Love Supreme and The Wau Wau Sisters.

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