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Civilians R&D In Process: Eva von Schweinitz explores “The Space between the Letters”

Eva von Schweinitz, the lead artist of "The Space between the Letters," discusses how her deep dive into adult literacy inspired her most recent work. Incorporating interviews and devising techniques, this project is being developed in the Civilians R&D Group.

Civilians R&D In Process: Deepali Gupta

Writer, composer and lyricist Deepali Gupta discusses some research topics for "I Love You Stranger," a new musical which takes a personal look at bipolar disorder. Navigating a balance of research and memoir, this work is being developed in the Civilians R&D Group.

This is Reading: Photo & Video Essay

It’s always fascinating to be a small piece of an enormous work, such as This is Reading. For months, you hear bits and bobs about the grand scheme but focus only on your tiny piece. This past weekend, we saw it all come together at Franklin Street Station.

Civilians R&D Group: 2017 FINDINGS Series

Megan McClain, who leads the R&D Group at the Civilians, discusses the projects that were presented at the R&D FINDINGS Series in May 2017 and invites people to apply for the 2017-18 group.

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."

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