TRAVIS, UNCHARTED Series and More Set for Ars Nova, August 2012

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TRAVIS, UNCHARTED Series and More Set for Ars Nova, August 2012

Ars Nova will be hosting a few new events this month. Below, find information about each show, including Travis, Uncharted: Rebekah Melocik & Jacob Yandura, Uncharted: Anna K. Jacobs and Isaac Oliver: Intimacy Idiot!

Travis
Written by Zackary Grady
Directed by Peter James Cook
August 15-16 @ 8pm
All tix $15

Lace up your party shoes, untangle your headphones, and prepare for the greatest contest of your life! The elusive DJ Travis Buchanan is looking for New York's finest party people, and he's engineered an elaborate competition to test your skills. Grab your mp3 device, dial up the night's playlist and try to keep up as Travis guides you via headphones through a series of challenges that will spill out of the theater and onto the the streets of Manhattan. Show up ready to rumble - a night out with Travis never ends where you expect...

UNCHARTED: Rebekah Melocik & Jacob Yandura
Deconstructed: The Last Queen of Canan
Music & Lyrics by Rebekah Melocik & Jacob Yandura
Directed by Lexa Freshwater Burton
Wednesday, August 22 @ 8pm
All tix $15

In this concept concert of their full musical The Last Queen of Canan, up-and-coming duo Melocik and Yandura take us on a nitty gritty trek through the Depression Era South in this evening of rock, folk and blues-tinged songs.

Part of Ars Nova’s UNCHARTED initiative to develop and present new work from emerging musical theater artists.

UNCHARTED: Anna K. Jacobs
Music by Anna K. Jacobs
Musical Director Katya Stanislavskaya
Directed by Stephen Santa
Monday, August 27 @ 8pm
All tix $15

Rising composer Anna K. Jacobs plays favorites from her songbook in this evening of pop-infused contemporary musical theater. With help from her band, Jacobs will present selections from her ode to Andy Warhol, POP!, and her soulful musical, Harmony, Kansas, with help from Broadway's Alyse Alan Louis (Mamma Mia), Eric William Morris (Mamma Mia), and Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera).

Part of Ars Nova’s UNCHARTED initiative to develop and present new work from emerging musical theater artists.

Isaac Oliver: Intimacy Idiot
Written & Performed by Isaac Oliver
Directed by Jason Eagan
Tuesday, August 28 @ 8pm
All tix $15

Isaac Oliver, gay playwright and pale neurotic, is back with more hilarious and heartfelt stories, love poems, and brand-new rants from his blog, He Who Laughs, or The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Intimacy.

Hailed as a “monstrous new talent” by New York Magazine, Isaac Oliver’s plays include Electra in a One-Piece, Eddie Goshen is Dead, Long Dirty Jokes, Slim, Dancing Joy, and Come Here (2011 New York Innovative Theatre Award, Outstanding Original Short Script). His poetry has been published in The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities, a Knopf anthology. His blog, He Who Laughs, or The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Intimacy, can be read at www.hewholaughs.com.

Tickets and more information can be found at the website: www.arsnovanyc.com.

 

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