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Emily Ackerman Collects Cleaning Supplies from Closed Schools for Essential Workers

In this week's update from The Civilians' Associate Artist community, Emily Ackerman talks about discovering a treasure trove of cleaning supplies at a closed school, and donating them to essential workers.

Marsha Stephanie Blake makes #MarshaMasks for Healthcare Workers

Over the next few weeks, Extended Play will be bringing you stories from members of The Civilians Associate Artist community. First up, Marsha Stephanie Blake tells us about her #MarshaMasks.

Resources for Freelance Artists

The Civilians has pulled together lists of resources for artists affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including emergency grants, job opportunities, and more.

The Trickle Up Brings Together Artists to Combat Poverty

NYC artists help their peers living below the poverty line by sharing videos on new subscription-based site.

Civilians R&D in Process: Deborah Yarchun

Deborah Yarchun discusses "Drive," a new play exploring the lives of truck drivers who must compete with self-driving vehicles. "Drive" is being developed in the 2018-19 R&D Group.

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.

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.

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.

EP Weekly Roundup 10.21.16

This week's Roundup features shows from Berlin, New York and Los Angeles.

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.

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