Fourteen new works comprise Playlist, the result of Ars Nova's Play Group, the semi-monthly meeting for emerging writers. Evan Cabnet, Sam Gold, Shira Milikowsky, Meredith McDonough and Kerry Whigham will direct the one-act presentations that run Jan. 22-25, 2009. The featured works, all inspired by song titles, include Axel F by Liz Flahive, Looking for Astronauts by Steven Levenson, Sam Hall by Samuel Brett Williams, Where is My Mind? by Mat Smart, Simple Man by Sam Forman, Crank That by Bekah Brunstetter, Mother Nature's Son by Dylan Dawson, All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You by Rachel Shukert, Song for Myla Goldberg by Carly Mensch, Downeaster Alexa by Barry Levey, No Children by Adam Szymkowicz, Steppin' Out by Evan Cabnet, Different Drum by Annie Baker and Still, Still, Still by Nick Jones.
Playlist will feature a live rock band as part of the presentation. Casting and creative duties will be announced shortly.
Ars Nova is located in Manhattan at 511 West 54th Street. For tickets, priced $15, phone (212) 977-1700 or visit www.arsnovanyc.com.