Beginning this June, Ars Nova will program and operate the historic, 199-seat Greenwich House Theater at 27 Barrow Street in Manhattan’s West Village.
The Greenwich House Theater will soon become the primary venue for their Off-Broadway premiere productions. This opportunity will allow Are Nova to share the work of their artists with expanded production capabilities. The jewel-box theater on 54th Street will be to keep pace with the big dreams of world premiere artists and fully dedicate to the discovery and development of new talent.
Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theater, comedy and music artists in the early stages of their professional careers.
Ars Nova has been honored with an OBIE Award and a Special Citation from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle for sustained quality and commitment to the development and production of new work. Notable past productions include: KPOP, created by Jason Kim, Max Vernon, Helen Park and Woodshed Collective, directed by Teddy Bergman; Underground Railroad Game by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard with Lightning Rod Special, directed by Taibi Magar (now on international tour); FUTURITY, by César Alvarez with The Lisps, directed by Sarah Benson; Small Mouth Soundsby Bess Wohl, directed by Rachel Chavkin (now touring the US after a return engagement Off Broadway); JACUZZI by The Debate Society, directed by Oliver Butler; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 by Dave Malloy, directed by Rachel Chavkin; Jollyship the Whiz-Bang by Nick Jones and Raja Azar, directed by Sam Gold; the world premiere of the 2009 season’s most-produced play boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, directed by Alex Timbers; the show that put Bridget Everett on the map, At Least It’s Pink by Everett, Michael Patrick King, and Kenny Mellman, directed by King; and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail’s first New York production, Freestyle Love Supreme by Anthony Veneziale and Miranda, directed by Kail.
Are Nova looks forwarding to contribute invigorating, boundary-pushing new work for all our lives.