SHOWGASM, THOSE LOST BOYS, Isaac Oliver and More Set for Ars Nova, Aug-Sept 2014
Ars Nova announces an August and September lineup featuring exciting new comedy, music and theater events including fan favorite Showgasm, Those Lost Boys with Frankie J. Alvarez (HBO's Looking), and Isaac Oliver: Intimacy Idiot. Details below!
Coming up in August and September:
(All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted)
Showgasm. (Thursday 8/14; $5)
What is Showgasm you ask? It's direct eye contact with Sharon Stone, a dance craze that began at your bat mitzvah. It's us, babe. Or more simply put, a raucous variety show with performances ranging from hilarious to titillating to utterly inappropriate! Come. You've never looked better!
Featuring Hamm Samwich and performances by Vinny DePonto, Flaming Mermaid Broken Star, Jemima Kirke, Isaac Oliver, and Julio Torres!Those Lost Boys (Thursday 8/21 - Saturday 8/23; $15) Created & Performed by Frankie J. Alvarez (HBO's Looking), Nick Choksi (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), Damon Daunno (Brief Encounter), Gabriel Ebert (Casa Valentina, Matilda), Brendan Spieth (Lesser America) & Elvy Yost (Mildred Pierce) They're back! Those Lost Boys, the legendary indie band that mysteriously vanished from the independent circuit in the early aughts, will reunite at Ars Nova this August for an exclusive and intimate concert. For the first time, members old and new will play together, and answer all the questions we've been asking ourselves since they disappeared into myth. This performance comes to you as part of Ars Nova's Project Residency initiative to help artists get unique projects off the ground.Lecture + Demo: Citizen Samwich (Wednesday, 8/27, $15) Created & Performed by Hamm Samwich New York drag queen, award-winning social media presence, former hardcore rapper and current Showgasm DJ Hamm Samwich gives a live walk through of her upcoming electronic album, Citizen Samwich. Expect tasteful visual aids, special guests, and answers to your most pressing questions. This show comes to you as part of Ars Nova's Showgasm Spotlight series, designed to give artists working in the same adventurous vein as Ars Nova's monthly variety show, Showgasm. a chance to try out a full-length evening of work in front of a live audience. June, July, August, Whatever (Wednesday, 9/3, $15) Created & Performed by Cocoon Central Dance Team (Sunita Mani, Tallie Medel, Eleanore Pienta) Holy shit, you guys. Summer is waning! Let Cocoon Central Dance Team be your final hoorah at sleep away camp in this dance recital interweaving video and choreography. June, July, August, Whatever is an absurd ode to reckless bliss in the hyper-earnest talent show style of CCDT. This show comes to you as part of Ars Nova's Showgasm Spotlight series, designed to give artists working in the same adventurous vein as Ars Nova's monthly variety show, Showgasm. a chance to try out a full-length evening of work in front of a live audience.Showgasm. (Thursday 9/4; $5) What is Showgasm you ask? It's a gritty independent drama with a strong female lead. It's a paid internship at Dollywood. It's all yours, boo boo. Or more simply put, a raucous variety show with performances ranging from hilarious to titillating to utterly inappropriate! Come. You've never looked better! Hosted by John Early
Featuring Hamm Samwich and performances by Jo Firestone, Derek Smith and more!Isaac Oliver: Intimacy Idiot (Friday 9/5; $15) Written & Performed by Isaac Oliver
Directed by Jason Eagan Hailed as "a monstrous new talent" by New York Magazine and "a little gay-heavy but still funny" by Los Angeles, Isaac Oliver is back with more hilarious and heartfelt stories, love poems, and rants from his forthcoming book, Intimacy Idiot.
About Ars Nova: Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theater, comedy and music artists in the early stages of their professional careers. Its unique development programs are designed to support outside-the-box thinking and encourage innovative, genre-bending work. By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work.Past productions include: Charlatan by Vinny DePonto and Josh Koenigsberg; Eager to Lose, created by Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Wes Grantom, Portia Krieger and Tansy; Core Values by Steven Levenson; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 by Dave Malloy (Off-Broadway transfer production at Kazino); The Lapsburgh Layover by The Berserker Residents; Be a Good Little Widow by Bekah Brunstetter; Now Circa Then by Carly Mensch; Bloodsong of Love by Joe Iconis; Jollyship the Whiz-Bang by Nick Jones and Raja Azar; boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb; From Up Here by Liz Flahive; Dixie's Tupperware Party by Kris Andersson; At Least It's Pink by Bridget Everett and Kenny Mellman; and Freestyle Love Supreme by Anthony Veneziale and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Tickets are on sale at www.arsnovanyc.com, 212-352-3101, or the Ars Nova box office starting 30 minutes prior to each show. Ars Nova 511 West 54th StreetNew York, NY 10019. Call (212) 489-9800 or visit www.arsnovanyc.com.