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.
In this episode, Actor Sam Trammell (“True Blood”) portrays adult entertainment super-star Evan Stone; legendary performer Ginger Lynn introduces the monologue from her interview with our artists, performed by actress Kathryn Hahn (“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”); and Rutina Wesley (“True Blood”) and Peter Porte perform the song “Applesauce” from the new musical “Pretty Filthy” by Michael Friedman and Bess Wohl. This material draws from interviews conducted by Civilians artists with adult entertainment professionals in both the San Fernando Valley and Las Vegas. This performance was recorded at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.
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