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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.

Apply for the Civilians R&D Group Now!

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.

“Chains Don’t Rattle Themselves” Finds Music in Incarcerated Youths’ Stories

Alex Hare, director and co-conceiver of "Chains Don't Rattle Themselves," explores stories by formerly incarcerated writers and affected family members.

“Draw Me Close” at Tribeca Film Festival’s Storyscapes

London's National Theatre and the National Film Board of Canada helped facilitate Jordan Tannahill's virtual reality story "Draw Me Close," which debuted at Tribeca Film Festival's Storyscapes.

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.

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