Applications for Ars Nova's 2014 Uncharted Available 9/3
Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jeremy Blocker, Managing Director) will begin accepting applications for Uncharted, it's newly expanded program for burgeoning musical theater writers, on September 3. The Uncharted program, initially co-conceived with Ars Nova's first Composer-in-Residence Andrew Lippa, has grown this year to include two-year residencies in a writers group designed to support the development of first drafts of new musicals. The Uncharted writers group brings together four writing teams for monthly meetings, providing them with peer and artistic support as they work on new pieces. First year group members will also receive public concerts produced by Ars Nova as a chance to debut their new material in front of a live audience. During the second year of the residency, the writers will receive weeklong workshops of their musicals, culminating in full public readings.
All emerging writers and musicians are eligible to apply. Unique and unusual approaches to the idea of musical theater are welcome. Applications are encouraged from women, writers of color, writing teams who haven't worked together before, and playwrights and musicians who haven't worked in musical theater before.
2013 Uncharted artists include: Charles Vincent Burwell and James D. Sasser, Anna Jacobs and Michael R. Jackson, Julia Meinwald and Gordon Leary, Shaina Taub and Jen Silverman.
Please visit www.arsnovanyc.com for more information. Applications require one work sample and resume for each team member and an artistic statement describing the proposed musical you intend to work on during your time in the group. Applications for Uncharted 2014 will be accepted online beginning September 3 and must be submitted by October 1 to be eligible for consideration. If selected, new members will be invited to join for a period of two years beginning in January of 2014.