Upcoming ANT Fest Shows at Ars Nova, 6/16-28
Ars Nova announces the lineup of ANT Fest events for June 16-28. Check below for more information. Tickets and more details can be found at our website: www.arsnovanyc.com/antfest/
Tix, info & the full lineup
ANT FEST 2014
JUNE 16 @ 7PM - "CONDOLENCES FROM THE FUTURE!"
Written & Directed by Chris Barlow
Music by Eric Littman
A collision of past and present! Radio play and stage play! Foley audio and futuristic technology! Join Margaret and her sidekick Clyde, the Last Unicorn on Earth, as they attempt to save time itself in this live-action radio-play odyssey.
JUNE 17 @ 7PM - "AIN'T GONNA MAKE IT"
Co-Created by Lauren Dubowski, Nick Hussong, Cole Lewis, Masha Tsimring Directed by Cole Lewis
Enter Eric's hallucinogenic dreams, where the desires of life meet death in a bluesy musical explosion. This rock n' roll hybrid explores the meaning and certainty of knowing: You. Are. Gonna. Die.
JUNE 18 @ 7PM - "THE BAKKEN FORMATIONS: TALES FROM THE NEW WEST"
Co-Created by Clare Drobot & Fritz Myers Book & Lyrics by Clare Drobot Music by Fritz Myers Directed by Jade King Carroll
Inspired by a series of journalistic revelations about life in and around the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota, this vibrant, folk song cycle questions what it means to face reality in the latest iteration of the American Dream.
JUNE 19 @ 7PM - "DANIEL KOREN: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING"
Co-Created by Clare Drobot & Fritz Myers Book & Lyrics by Clare Drobot Music by Fritz MyersDirected by Jade King Carroll
A composer's stream of consciousness is on full display in this bizarre and visually electric show at the intersection of virtuosic piano, trippy projections, floating heads and eccentric commentary.
JUNE 19 @ 9:30PM: "SHOWGASM"
Hosted by John Early With DJ Hamm Samwich
Featuring BOAT, Drew Droege, Casey Jane Ellison, Dave Hill and more!
What is Showgasm you ask? It's a Miami summer after your first divorce, a Carnival Cruise with your "funky" aunt, the ultimate escape from internet rage. Or more simply put, a raucous variety show with performances ranging from hilarious to titillating to utterly inappropriate! Come. You've never looked better!
WARNING: May lead to spontaneous singing, dancing, and/or an unexpected climax.
JUNE 20 @ 7PM - "UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME"
Created by Jennifer Kidwell & Scott Sheppard Directed by Sarah Sanford
A pair of middle school teachers set off into treacherous territory with their controversial take on living history. The audience becomes their students in this darkly comic meditation on how the past continues to infect our present.
JUNE 21 @ 7PM - "THIS CHANGES"
Written & Directed by Matt Gehring
What's the life of a comic character after the joke lands? What's it like when Target Lady or Two Wild and Crazy Guys face a death in the family? This sketch show explores comic characters beyond their punchlines in a show full of funny and just a little bit of tenderness.
JUNE 23 @ 7PM - "MONTANA PITCHES THEIR FEATURE FILM, THE MAN WHO OWNS THE STARS, TO A MAJOR ANIMATION STUDIO: A TRIAL RUN"
Created by MONTANACo-Written by Conor Eifler, Emily Kaplan, Ben Vigus & Jeff White Directed by Kate Eminger
We're doing the most important pitch of our lives and you're invited to our trial run! If you like STARS, ITALIANS, EVIL CORPORATIONS, CHASE SCENES, EMOTIONAL GUT-PUNCHES, STARS, SURPRISE ENDINGS, and STARS, you should definitely come. This presentation/show will explode the intersection of theater and film while telling you the best-animated story ever pitched.
JUNE 24 @ 7PM - "...BABY NO MORE TIMES"
Written & Developed by Mary Birbaum, Melissa Lusk, Caroline V. McGraw
Who run the world? GIRLS. This live concert is a feminine fistfight between the power of pop music and all its weird messages about body image, gender roles, freakum dresses and genies in bottles.
JUNE 25 @ 7PM - "STOMPCAT IN LAWNDALE"
Created by Mark Sonnenblick & Will Moritz
Your old classmates Will and Mark were asked to play your 5-year high school reunion. What the planning committee doesn't know is that they've joined a cult that worships a mystical cardboard cat. Come dance and chant to the explosive, electro-disco-dance music at this high-energy concert/reunion experience!
JUNE 26 @ 7PM - "I HEARD SEX NOISES: A GLIMPSE AT GARDENING ON ROOSEVELT ISLAND"
Created by Andrew Farmer, Claire Rothrock & Ryann Weir Directed by Annie Tippe
Orgies. Drugs. Arson. Lawn Gnomes. Best in Show meets The Crucible in this mockumentary look at the Roosevelt Island Garden Club's descent into chaos. Inspired by true events covered in The New York Times. The rest we made up.
JUNE 27 @ 7PM - "CYCLOPS: A ROCK OPERA"
Written by Chas LiBretto, Landon Marcus & Louis Butelli Music by Landon Marcus with Benjamin Sherman Directed by Louis Butelli
A glam-rock adaptation of Euripides' Cyclops, featuring The Satyrs, a rock band of shirtless goat men, a flesh-hungry Cyclops with a penchant for singing about the one who got away, and Odysseus, a ukulele-toting soldier just trying to get home.
JUNE 28 @ 7PM - "1969: THE SECOND MAN"
Music & Lyrics by Jacob Brandt Book by Jacob Brandt & Simon de Carvalho Directed by Lilleth Glimcher
Paying tribute to one of America's most important second-bests, this folk-punk song cycle/puppet-show/history lesson explores the imagined jealousy and disappointment of Buzz Aldrin, the second astronaut to walk on the moon.