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.
The High Line is a public park built on historic freight rails that run along the west side of Manhattan. This week’s episode features a show created for the Civilians’ Annual Spring Benefit at The Highline Ballroom in 2012, for which we interviewed Highline founder Robert Hammond and his family, Bronson Van Wyck, Gifford Miller, Amanda Burden and Florent Morellet. Steve Cosson wrote the piece, which includes music by Michael Friedman. It was performed by Civilians Associate Artists Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Matt Dellapina, Dan Domingues, Daoud Heidami, Nina Hellman, Daniel Jenkins, Kelly McCreary, Greg McFadden, Maria Elena Ramirez, Robbie Collier Sublett & Sam Breslin Wright.
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