A.N.T. Fest 08

Ars Nova Announces

A.N.T. FEST 08

October 16-November 24, 2008

Ars Nova announces a call for submissions for A.N.T. FEST 08, a six-week festival of craziness showcasing fresh material from today’s most daring emerging artists. The open submission process begins April 16, 2008.

More info after the jump…

Ars Nova is on the prowl for talented performers from all disciplines who see the future of live entertainment and want the chance to show off their skills. From punk-cabaret-comedy to genre-bending theater and music, we are looking for artists taking live performance to the next frontier. 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.  Emerging artists of all walks, from those who perform in local bars to those who have made it to Broadway and want to try something new, are encouraged to apply.

The best thirty submissions will be given a night to perform in Ars Nova’s intimate, 99-seat theater, and will be a part of artist-driven parties and events throughout the festival.

Interested performers should submit a description of their evening (one page max); and may also include a script, CD, DVD or directions to online material if available.  Application forms are available on at www.arsnovanyc.com.

Applications will be accepted beginning April 16 and must be postmarked by June 15. Artists chosen for the festival will be notified by late summer.

As New York’s premiere hub for emerging artists and new work, Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing eclectic theatre, comedy and music to feed today’s popular culture.  To that end, Ars Nova strives to create daring collaborations, meld disciplines and give voice to a new generation of artists.  Past productions include Boom, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, At Least It’s Pink, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks!, Freestyle Love Supreme and The Wau Wau Sisters.  In addition to its featured productions, Ars Nova supports and develops new work from the most promising emerging artists through its alternative comedy series (Tragedy Tomorrow), music series (Uncharted), public play-reading series (Out Loud), writer’s group (Play Group) and artist-in-residence program.  Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener.  For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com.

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