Presented through Feb. 9, each evening showcases short plays from each writer in the group. The writers include Rachel Bonds, Sarah Burgess, Sarah Gancher, Nick Gandiello, Dipika Guha, Stephen Karam, Jon Kern, Josh Koenigsberg, Michael Mitnick, Sharyn Rothstein, A. Zell Williams and Bess Wohl.
In addition to Thomas ( The Submission, Golden Age), Bowers ( Doubt, The Farnsworth Invention), Steele ( Slowgirl, Russian Transport) and Beltran ( 10 Things to Do Before I Die), the cast includes Deonna Bouye ( Barrio Grrrl!), Megan Byrne ( The Voice of the Turtle), Ben Graney ( War Horse, When the Rain Stops Falling) and Drew McVety ( Cyrano de Bergerac, Billy Elliot).
The line-up of plays follows:
Because You Watched Weekend at Bernie's 2: A Kantian Morality Tale
by Josh Koenigsberg, directed by Wes Grantom
Because You Watched Sherlock: Jack of Hearts
by Rachel Bonds, directed by Portia Krieger
Understated Foreign Coming of Age: December 2011, Budapest
by Sarah Gancher, directed by Jess Chayes
Inscrutable European-Set Thrillers: Bolzano
by Sarah Burgess, directed by Jesse Jou
Because You Watched Downton Abbey: Violently Overstated British Period Drama for ages 19-100
by Dipika Guha, directed by Jesse Jou
Watch It Again: Happy New Year
by Bess Wohl, directed by Jess Chayes
Heartfelt Noncontroversial Political Tearjerkers: October Surprise!
by Sharyn Rothstein, directed by Jess Chayes
Inspiring Fight-the-System Movies Based on Real Life: The Cable Bill
by Jon Kern, directed by Wes Grantom
Emotional Foreign Father-Daughter Films: The Foreign Affair
by A. Zell Williams, directed by Jesse Jou
Hip-Hop Documentaries: How I Feel
by Nick Gandiello, directed by Portia Krieger
Because You Watched Frasier: BECAUSE YOU WATCHED FRASIER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Michael Mitnick, directed by Portia Krieger
Watch It Again!
by Stephen Karam, directed by Wes Grantom
For tickets, visit arsnova.com. Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street.