Ten years after "The Great Immensity," received a National Science Foundation grant that drew the ire of Congressional Republicans, The Civilians' Artistic Director Steve Cosson discusses the complicated relationship between the government and arts organizations.
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the Civilians hosted a cabaret called “Occupy #S17” at Joe’s Pub in NYC on September 17th, 2012, directed by Mia Rovegno. Drawing from interviews with protesters and opponents of the movement, the show explored how Occupy transformed throughout the year and what it’s future might look like. This week’s episode features Tony-nominee Kathleen Chalfant, Colleen Werthmann and Brad Heberlee playing Occupy activists. Also, Jill Sobule, Alex Nolan, Amanda Ruzza and Liz Kelly perform Jill’s song “We Want our America Back.” Interviews for the material in this episode were conducted by Dan Domingues, Jackie Sibblies Drury, and Rachel Jablin.
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