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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
"The longer I've done public readings, the more I've understood that you have to take that space, and not worry about the audience getting uncomfortable." — Eileen Myles
Lifejacket Theatre Artistic Director Travis Russ describes the process of creating a play about the enigmatic writer and artist Edward Gorey.
“I think VR and theater are going to be best friends.” - Jarrad Bladich of The Mill
Playwright Dominic Finocchiaro discusses how reality television has inspired his new play, "Gold Person," which he is developing in the Civilians R&D Group.
Civilians R&D Group members Gordon Leary, Julia Meinwald and Benjamin Kamine are working on musical inspired by an online community of fans of the Columbine killers. Here, they share some of the visual research they have gathered in their investigation.
The Working Theater recently commissioned writer/performer Dan Hoyle to collaborate with director Tamilla Woodard on a research-based theater piece set in the Bronx. They're in the process of creating "The Block," which will tour all five New York City Boroughs in Summer 2016.
Director Suzanne Agins describes the process of collaborating with director Benjamin Kamine on curating "Let Me Ascertain You: War on Christmas," the first cabaret performance of the Civilians' 2015-16 season. The show explores non-Christian perspectives on the commercialization of Christmas.
Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of the Transport Group, reflects on the process of developing his company's show "Three Days to See" from the writings of Helen Keller. It played at New York Theater Workshop during the summer of 2015.