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Civilians FINDINGS Series Highlights New & Developing Works

Megan McClain, who leads the R&D Group at the Civilians, previews the projects that will be presented at the R&D FINDINGS Series, now through May 24.

Under the Radar Artists Detonate at The Public

James Carter interviews Under the Radar artistic director Mark Russell and featured artists, The Bengsons and Erin Markey.

A War on Christmas Doesn’t Wage Itself

Felicia Limada recently visited with five of the people who helped stage Let Me Ascertain You: War on Christmas, the first cabaret of the Civilians' 2016-17 season.

EP Weekly Roundup 10.21.16

This week's Roundup features shows from Berlin, New York and Los Angeles.

Larissa FastHorse Breaks From Theater’s Inhospitable Environment with “Urban Rez”

"Years ago as an audience member, I was the one shushing people if they made what I considered too much noise. I worried about what I wore and glared at people who texted during shows. Now I go to the theater and all I can see is what an inhospitable environment we have created." - Larissa FastHorse

We’ll Meet You Where You’re At: Axis Ballymun Serves Its Community in North Dublin

Axis Ballymun is a cultural organization serving the regenerated community of Ballymun in North Dublin. Axis Program Manager Niamh Ní Chonchubhair recently gave Extended Play a tour of their facilities.

Composers Michael Friedman and Adam Cork Discuss the Verbatim Film Musical “London Road”

In part-two of our "London Road" series, composer Michael Friedman interviews Tony-winner Adam Cork about his score for the verbatim film musical, which he wrote with Alecky Blythe and stars Tom Hardy.

Verbatim Playwright Alecky Blythe Takes “London Road” from the Streets to the Stage to the Screen

The verbatim film musical "London Road" premieres this month in the United States. Extended Play's Tommy O'Malley spoke to Alecky Blythe, who wrote both the film and the stage play on which it is based.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Is Starting New “American Revolutions”

"At OSF (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), diversity and inclusion are literally our core principles. And I love that, I find it such an expansive place to be." - Julie Felise Dubiner

Strange Harbor Condenses & Combines Shakespeare’s Histories. All of them.

Extended Play's Hailey Bachrach speaks to Strange Harbor's Rosa Schneider and Zachary Tomlinson about their ambitious entry to the Shakespeare in Theater Festival in Brooklyn.

Civilians R&D In Process: The FINDINGS Series

Megan McClain, R&D Coordinator at the Civilians, previews the projects that will be presented at the R&D FINDINGS Series, now through May 20.

#Rent20 — Sarah Schulman and Chris Tyler on Their Generations

This is the second part of a conversation that Extended Play's Tommy O'Malley facilitated between Sarah Schulman and Chris Tyler, two artists whose work speaks to the complicated legacy of Jonathan Larson's "Rent."

#Rent20 — Sarah Schulman and Chris Tyler on What Artists Own

On the 20th anniversary of the Broadway opening of "Rent," Extended Play's Tommy O'Malley sits down with Sarah Schulman and Chris Tyler to talk about the legacy of the Pulitzer Prize-winning show. Schulman argues that Jonathan Larson plagiarized huge chunks of "Rent" from her novel "People in Trouble."

#Rent20 — Good Asian Drivers Take a Trip on the “Interstate”

In light of #Rent20, poet Kit Yan and Jonathan Larson Award-winning composer Melissa Li talk about “Interstate,” their new musical about a queer Asian band traveling across the U.S. inspired by touring the country with their band, Good Asian Drivers.

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit Changes Lives

On Juliet: “That’s a ride or die girl — they don’t make them like that anymore.” (Urban Dictionary cites, “ride or die chick” as a girl willing to “do anything her man needs her to do.”)

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