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Revisiting “This Beautiful City” with the Original Cast

In this interview with Extended Play, members of the original cast of "This Beautiful City" talk about the show's origins, Michael Friedman's legacy and the bittersweet experience of recording the new album.

Taking a Deep Dive into Gun Violence in “Our New Town”

Through music, immersion and metathearics, "Our New Town" calls us all to wake up and take ownership of our personal relationship to guns and gun violence.

The Lobby Project: OH, THIS IS SUCCESS!

In this episode of Let Me Ascertain You, the Civilians' podcast, we hear a recording of OH, THIS IS SUCCESS!, the Lobby Project for the Encores! Off-Center production of Road Show.

The Lobby Project: Notes Not Written, Then/Now

In this episode of Let Me Ascertain You, the Civilians' podcast, we hear a recording of Notes Not Written, Then/Now, the Lobby Project for the Encores! Off-Center production of Promenade.

The Lobby Project: Working on WORKING

In this episode of Let Me Ascertain You, the Civilians' podcast, we hear a recording of Working on WORKING, the Lobby Project for the Encores! Off-Center production of Working.

Civilians R&D in Process: Rebecca Hart & David Kornfeld

R&D Program Director Megan McClain interviews Associate Artist Rebecca Hart about her project with composer David Kornfeld being developed in the Civilians R&D Group. Based partly on their own neurodiverse lives, the work asks questions about creativity, sanity, and what we consider "normal."

What Trap Music Means To Me: A Reckoning

Stacey Rose discusses her relationship to Trap music and how it inspired "TRAPT," a new play she is developing in the Civilians R&D Group.

Andrew R. Butler and Portia Krieger Talk AMERICAN CRYPTIDS At Joe’s Pub This Monday, February 25th

Come see AMERICAN CRYPTIDS, an investigative musical theater performance. This Monday, February 25th, 7pm at Joe's Pub.

Civilians R&D Group: 2018 FINDINGS Series

R&D Program Director Megan McClain discusses the projects presented as part of the 2018 R&D FINDINGS Series and invites people to apply for the 2018-19 R&D Group.

Civilians R&D In Process: Untitled CREDIT Project

Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe share the inspiration behind "Untitled CREDIT Project," a new music-theater fantasia that examines America's volatile relationship to money and our addictive love affair with live television.

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.

Civilians R&D In Process: Zack Zadek on The Island

Writer, composer and lyricist Zack Zadek discusses how growing up on Long Island has inspired his new work, "Store Brand," which he is developing in the Civilians R&D Group.

Making Drug Addiction Entertaining

With this production, I’m venturing into new, fertile territory. Immersive & its close cousin Interactive theater has tremendous potential. In the case of "J & K 1965" it has the potential to give audiences an up-close look at drug addiction.

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.

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