Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theater, comedy and music artists in the early stages of their professional careers. Our unique programs are designed to cultivate the next wave of emerging artists by supporting outside-the-box thinking and encouraging innovative, genre-bending work. By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to new artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work. Each year, Ars Nova serves close to 50 playwrights, 70 designers, 40 directors, 300 performers and 13,500 audience members. After eleven years, over 1,000 performances, and collaborations with thousands of artists, Ars Nova has solidified its role as an essential outlet for the development and creation of new work in New York. Additionally, by pricing our tickets at $10-35, Ars Nova has cultivated a vibrant young audience energized by live performance.