Civilians R&D Group members Gordon Leary, Julia Meinwald and Benjamin Kamine are working on musical inspired by an online community of fans of the Columbine killers. Here, they share some of the visual research they have gathered in their investigation.
Julia Meinwald and Gordon Leary's musicals include "Pregnancy Pact" (2012 Weston Playhouse premiere, 2011 NAMT, 2011 Yale Institute for Musical Theatre), "I Love You, Anita Bryant" (2015 Polyphone Festival at UArts, 2014 OutLoud reading at Ars Nova), "Disappeared" (2009 Lincoln Center Directors Lab), and the short film "Galaxy Comics" (2014 United Airlines in-flight programming.) Together, they have been Dramatists Guild fellows and inaugural members of Ars Nova's Uncharted. Gordon's other work has received the 2009 Richard Rodgers Award and been featured in both the Daegu International Musical Festival and the Seoul Musical Festival. Gordon is a graduate of NYU's Musical Theatre Writing Program.
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