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Fusebox 2017: VR, Robots, and Sex Cams, Oh My!

Fusebox returns for another year of some of the best contemporary, multi-disciplinary, digital performing and visual arts in the world.

Photo Essay: “Let Me Ascertain You: Hormones”

Jasmyn Brielle's photo essay reflects on the creation of "Let Me Ascertain You: Hormones," an interview-based cabaret curated by Civilians R&D Group Members Chris Tyler, Simone Wolff and Kit Yan.

“Please Bring Balloons” Makes Theater Accessible to Toddlers

"That is my mission as an artist—is to create this accessible, inclusive theater for all. " -- Sara Morgulis

Jen Kwok Wants to Bathe You in Sonic Love

"My goal is to have some sort of spiritual connection...with the music as a vehicle." — Jen Kwok

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.

In Our Words Makes Gay Sex Happen on Stage

Alan Bounville, Artistic Director of In Our Words, writes about turning gay sex — pre and post AIDS — into an immersive theater experience called "Adonis Memories."

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.

EP_SHFT: #UndertakingYou

Say hello to EP_SHFT, the newest addition to Extended Play. It's a shift from our typical interviews, features, and commentaries. It's a shift in how we talk with our audience. And it's a shift that lets you create with theater artists on Extended Play.

EP Weekly Roundup 9.02.16: Philly Fringe

This week's roundup focuses on the Philly Fringe. Some fascinating dance, digital and investigative work featured in here.

American Theater Company’s Youth Ensemble Sets Its Sights on “This Beautiful City”

Extended Play's KC Luce interviews three students from American Theater Company's Youth Ensemble about its recent production of the Civilian's "This Beautiful City."

“The Undertaking” Outtakes: Undertaking LA

Leading up to the Civilians' production of "The Undertaking" premiering September 21-25 at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, we're featuring some great interviews that didn't make it into the play. The Civilians' artistic director Steve Cosson interviewed Amber Carvaly as part of the research for "The Undertaking."

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