Now in its 10th year, ANT Fest, Ars Nova's annual celebration of all-new talent, is a prime destination for an eclectic mix of new shows from some of the most intrepid, adventurous artists in New York City. Through its open submission process, ANT Fest offers a wide range of early career artists a point of entry onto the Ars Nova stage and into the greater New York City arts community.
This year, the festival expands to include more intimate performances from ANT Fest alumni in the ANT Fest Lounge, including Chamber Band, Andrew R. Butler, Emily Oliveira, and Jennifer Kidwell. Additionally, U R ★, a graphic novel-inspired musical experience designed for audiences of just six people per showing, will be in residence in the ANT Fest Lounge for some nights of the festival. Plus, Ars Nova's ongoing variety show-meets-party, Showgasm, is scheduled for two special late-night performances hosted by Cole Escola and Nicole Spiezio.