|Ars Nova Adds Events w/ Lilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham, Ellen Winter, George Civeris, and More|
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|ARS NOVA ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL ONLINE EVENTS
Line-up Includes Lilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham, Ellen Winter, George Civeris, and More
Ars Nova, "a company known for pop-culture-savvy experimentation, with a hipness that sets it apart" (New York Times), under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, is proud to announce additional events in April and May for Ars Nova Supra. This premierstreaming platform showcases some of New York City's most promising emerging artists and currently serves as the online home for the majority of Ars Nova presentations.
Highlights include a night of original music with composer and performer Ellen Winter on April 23; Showgasm , Ars Nova's monthly variety-show-meets-party, with guest host George Civeris on April 29; and a special concert performance of Sky Pony's indomitable rock fairy tale, The (virtual) Wildness, on May 26.
Tickets for Ars Nova Supra livestream events are $5-10 per event, with subscriptions available for $15 per month. Subscribers receive access to all monthly livestreams at one low price, plus exclusive on-demand access to the Ars Nova Supra library, where they can catch any shows they may have missed.
More details follow and can be found at https://arsnovanyc.com/SUPRA.
April 23 at 7 PM ET
Ellen Winter wants to hug you but she can't so how about she sings you some songs instead
Composed, Performed & Co-Produced by Ellen Winter
Directed & Co-Produced by Machel Ross
Set Design by Simon Ban
Music Produced by Ellen Winter, Chris Littler & Charles Wanless
$10 | 45 minutes
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.
April 29 at 7 PM ET
With Guest Host George Civeris
Featuring Ayo Edebiri, Kiko Soirée & Sam Taggart
$5 | 60 Minutes
Still-breathing standup comedian George Civeris guest hosts Ars Nova's untamed monthly variety show-meets party, introducing audiences to his who's-who of the weird and wonderful - from comedy to burlesque and everything (and anything) in between.
May 26 at 7 PM ET
The (virtual) Wildness
Text by Kyle Jarrow & Lauren Worsham
Songs by Kyle Jarrow
Incidental Music by Kevin Wunderlich
Direction for Virtual Performance by Ashley Tata
Featuring David Blasher, Lilli Cooper, Jeff Fernandes, Kyle Jarrow, Sharone Sayegh, Lauren Worsham, Jamie Mohamdein & Kevin Wunderlich
$10 | 75 minutes
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.
Note: The (virtual) Wildness will take place on Zoom, and will welcome audience members to participate - further instruction to come.
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.
About the Artists
Ellen Winter(Composer / Performer / Co-Producer, Ellen Winter sings you some songs) (she/they) is a composer, performer and teaching artist with roots in theater and an affinity for synthesizers. She released her debut album in 2020 titled, Every Feeling I've Ever Felt, a ten-track glitter-fueled indie-pop celebration of self-acceptance and actualization. In 2017, she and her collaborator, Chris Littler, co-wrote/directed/composed the world's first broadway-calibur podcast musical, 36 Questions, starring Jonathan Groff and Jesse Shelton. And since 2012, she's belted and written songs with Chamber Band, a nerd-rock group who have three albums and national tours under their belts. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, MTV News, Marie Claire and Playbill and she's had residencies with Ars Nova, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat and BarnArts Collective. Ellen is also a recipient of the 2021 Bryan Gallace/Posthumous Prodigy Productions Fellowship. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner, her dog and 80+ plants. @itsellenwinter | ellenwinter.com
George Civeris(Guest Host, Showgasm) is - thrillingly - a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn. In 2017, George was chosen as a New Face of Comedy at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. Before that, he won MoveOn.org's nationwide "Laughter Trumps Hate" contest, which was judged by a panel that included Judd Apatow and Adam McKay. He has opened for national headliners including Colin Quinn and Jen Kirkman and performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival, the Limestone Comedy Festival, the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival and - against all odds - the Women in Comedy Festival. Most recently, George recorded a set for Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring and wrote on the first season of Quibi's Gayme Show. He's currently writing on a new digital series for Comedy Central and an upcoming political comedy podcast for the BCC. George grew up between two equally iconic cultural meccas: Athens, Greece and Chatham, New Jersey. After graduating high school in Athens, he moved to California to attend Stanford and then received a master's in comparative media studies from MIT (imagine). When George is not doing comedy he works as researcher at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, where he studies how the internet is ruining our lives. Triumphantly, George is both gay and on Twitter.
Lauren Worsham (Creator / Performer, The (virtual) Wildness) fronts for Sky-Pony. She's also a Tony-nominated actress and singer. She was nominated for a Tony and won Drama Desk and Theatre World awards for the role of 'Phoebe' in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2014 Tony winner for Best Musical). Favorite roles include 'Lisa' in Dog Days at Montclair Peak Performances, Fort Worth Opera and LA Opera for director Robert Woodruff; 'Flora' in Turn of the Screw at New York City Opera for Sam Buntrock; 'Amy' in Where's Charley? at Encores! for John Doyle; and 'Cunegonde' in New York City Opera's Candide. Lauren performs frequently in concert at Carnegie Hall, 54 Below, Joe's Pub, Caramoor, Merkin Hall, Oregon Bach Festival, Galapagos Art Space and New York City Opera's VOX. More at laurenworsham.com.
Kyle Jarrow (Creator / Performer, The (virtual) Wildness) plays keyboards and writes the songs for Sky-Pony. He's also a writer for stage, film and television. His work includes the Broadway musical SpongeBob SquarePants (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant (Obie Award), The Wildness (Lortel Award nomination), Whisper House and the upcoming Noir. Kyle created and executive-produced the television series Valor (CW/Netflix) and is currently a writer for Star Trek Discovery. More info at kylejarrow.com.
Ashley Tata (Virtual Performance Director, The (virtual) Wildness) makes multimedia works of theater, contemporary opera, performance, cyberformance, live music and immersive experiences. These have been presented in venues and festivals throughout the US and internationally and have been called "fervently inventive," by Ben Brantley in The New York Times, "extraordinarily powerful" by the LA Times and in The New Yorker, Alex Ross named Tata's production of Kate Soper's Ipsa Dixit a notable production of the decade. Currently in residence at 153 Coffey, a multi-disciplinary warehouse space in Red Hook, Brooklyn and one of the inaugural members of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's residency cohort. tatatime.live | IG/Twitter/Twitch @tatatime_
About Ars Nova
Ars Nova exists to discover, develop, and launch singular theater, music and comedy artists in the early stages of their professional careers. Our dynamic slate of programs supports outside-the-box thinking and encourages innovative, genre-bending new work. Dubbed by The New York Times as a "fertile incubator of offbeat theater," Ars Nova blurs genres and subverts the status quo. With our feverish bounty of programming, we are the stomping ground and launching pad for visionary, adventurous artists of all stripes. By providing a protective environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of diverse artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work.
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: The New York Times critic's pick Dr. Ride's American Beach House by Liza Birkenmeier, directed by Katie Brook; "Outstanding Musical" Lortel Award-winner and The New York Times' "Best of 2018," Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future, created by Andrew R. Butler and directed by Jordan Fein; "Outstanding Musical" Lortel Award-winner KPOP, created by Jason Kim, Max Vernon, Helen Park, and Woodshed Collective, directed by Teddy Bergman; "Best New American Theatre Work," Obie Award-winner and "one of the best new plays in the last 25 years" (The New York Times), Underground Railroad Game by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard with Lightning Rod Special, directed by Taibi Magar (now on international tour); "Outstanding Musical" Lortel Award-winner FUTURITY, by César Alvarez with The Lisps, directed by Sarah Benson; The New York Times' and New York Post's "Best of 2015," Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl, directed by Rachel Chavkin; Time Out New York's "Best of 2014," JACUZZI by The Debate Society, directed by Oliver Butler; the Tony Award-winning smash-hit 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 Thomas Kail (Broadway 2019). www.arsnovanyc.com
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