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OUR MISSION​

Theatre NOVA is dedicated to raising awareness of the value and excitement of new plays and new playwrights in a diverse and expanding audience; and providing resources and outlets for playwrights to develop their craft, by importing, exporting, and developing new plays and playwrights.

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DOCTOR MOLOCH

By Carla Milarch

WORLD PREMIERE

July 12 - August 4, 2024

Science Fiction theatre about Artificial Intelligence.

It’s 2029, and tech startup VitalAI is about to launch the first humanoid robot doctor, capable of personalized medicines and single-cell cancer detection. There’s only one problem: the good doctor has no empathy. When actress Serena Blaise arrives to teach him how to “be human,” she gets much more than she bargained for

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS

with a Season of ALL WORLD PREMIERES 

TBD
THE ELVES AND THE SCHUMACHERS TWO: CHANUKAH BOOGALO, by Carla Milarch & R. MacKenzie Lewis
KAIROS, by Lisa Sanaye Dring
ECLIPSED: The Sun, the Moon and Gladys Atkinson Sweet, by D.L. Patrick
JORGE LUIS BORGES GIVES A LECTURE ON ANATOMY, A play with music by Carla Milarch
RADICAL EMPATHY by David Wells
MICHIGAN PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

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Carla Milarch is a thinker. Every time she is asked a question she takes a second to ponder, she makes sure she gets the whole question, and outwardly seems to be reflecting on everything she does. Milarch is the founding artistic director of Theatre Nova, a non-profit in Ann Arbor that champions new playwrights and plays.

“There are a lot of phenomenal playwrights but to be in a room where it’s happening for the first time or one of the very first times, there is a unique thrill that comes with that,” Milarch said. “We always hope that people will walk out with an appreciation of new plays and the talent of playwrights.”

“We as a society need art, we need the sense of community, we need the forum for new ideas and dialogue, we need that experience of sitting in a room with people that are not like us having a common experience,” she said. “We need the presence and the mindfulness that you get when you are interacting with a work of art. It is an old sentiment but we need art probably more now than ever.”

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