More than 50 playwrights gathered November 13 in New York City to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Off-Broadway Play Group, the Emerging Playwrights Collective from Ars Nova, with a gala fundraiser titled NOVA BALL XX17.
Flip through photos of the night below:
See Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Levenson, Stephen Karam, and More at the Nova Ball XX17
Among Ars Nova’s playwright and librettist alumni who took part were Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Annie Baker (The Flick), Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen), Stephen Karam (The Humans), Kyle Jarrow (The SpongeBob Musical), Amy Herzog (4000 Miles), Bess Wohl (Small Mouth Sounds), and others, including Sofia Alvarez, Sarah Burgess, Sarah DeLappe, Sarah Gancher, Nick Jones, Jon Kern, Michael Mitnick, Antoinette Nwandu, Max Posner, and Sharyn Rothstein.
The company is known for taking chances on promising artists early in their careers and ushering them to success. Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, which eventually opened on Broadway, originated there.
Proceeds from the evening support Ars Nova’s artistic development initiatives and world-premiere programming.