NEW YORK CITY: Ars Nova has announced its 2015 season and resident artists. The season will feature the world premiere of Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds, Bridget Everett Gets F**ked by Arts Nova, ANT FEST 2015 and the New York premiere of Futurity, a musical with music by César Alvarez and the Lisps.
Ars Nova will also be taking on new resident artists and companies. Kevin Armento, Emma Goidel, Trish Harnetiaux, Tony Meneses, Antoinette Nwandu and Erika Sheffer will join the Play Group. These artists will meet twice per month to present new work for review.
The Uncharted group at Ars Nova, which provides music and theatre artists with peer support and artistic feedback on first drafts of new musicals, inaugurates new members Will Aronson and Sarah Hammond; Heather Christian and Rachel Chavkin; Rebekah Greer Melocik, Jacob Yandura and Victor Lesniewski; Michael McQuilken and Martyna Majok; Greta Gertler Gold, Akin Salawu, Max Vernon and Jason Kim join César Alvarez; Andrew Butler and Andrew Farmer; EllaRose Chary and Brandon James Gwinn; Cory Finley. Jeremy Lloyd, Chas LiBretto and Landon Marcus.
New commissioned artists are the Bengsons and Woodshed Collective, joining current commissioned artists Shaina Taub, Jen Silverman and Kim Rosenstock, and Ars Nova/MTC Writer’s Room commissioned artists Adam Bock, Justin Levine, Rachel Bonds, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Samuel D. Hunter and PigPen Theatre Co.
Finally, Ars Nova’s new company-in-residence will be the Mad Ones. The company will receive a commission and customized artistic support while they create new work.
Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds will run Mar. 10-Apr. 11 and will be directed by Chavkin, in her first return to Ars Nova since her acclaimed helming of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.
Bridget Everett Gets F**ked by Ars Nova (April 9) is the latest one-woman show from Everett. The show is described as a “one-night-only blowout concert celebrating everyone’s favorite badass b*tch, alt-cabaret priestess.” Everett’s show will also feature a few of Ars Nova’s emerging artists.
ANT Fest will run June 1-27 and will bring performances of theatre, comedy, music, burlesque, magic and drag together from New York’s emerging talent.
A coproduction with Soho Rep, Futurity will be directed by Sarah Benson and conclude the season in fall 2015.