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.
This episode begins our investigation of the business of adult entertainment. A team of Civilians’ artists conducted interviews with performers, directors, agents, producers and more in Las Vegas and the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. This episode features monologues and a song crafted from interviews with several adult entertainment stars. They discuss the dos, don’ts, and won’ts of shaping a career, how they got into the business and more.
Here, Mia Barron plays Katie Graham; Emily Swallow plays another female performer; Paul Provenza and Bess Wohl play one of porn’s on and off-screen leading couples; and Emily Swallow sings “Beautiful” by Michael Friedman. These interviews inspired the new musical “Pretty Filthy” — book by Bess Wohl, music by Michael Friedman — which opens in NYC in January 2015. The material in this podcast was recorded live at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles.
This episode contains sexually explicit material and is not appropriate for children under the age of 18.
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