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Featured Video: "Margin of Error" from The Great Immensity. Music & Lyrics by: Michael Friedman

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Announcing the 2016 FINDINGS Series

FINDINGS is a series of works-in-progress presentations from our 2015-16 R&D Group. Join us from May 9 - 20 for the culmination of a year-long collaboration, featuring new works borne of creative investigations.

Click HERE to learn more and RSVP.

Apply for the
2016-17 R&D Group!

Are you a writer, director, composer, theatermaker looking to experiment with the Civilians investigative method? Are you looking to join a community of artists or searching for a space to develop your work? 

Apply to join the R&D Group! Applications are due by June 15, 2016. CLICK HERE to apply.

New on Extended Play

Gwydion Suilebhan's Meme "Transmission" and the Evolution of Theater


"I've always said if I could have any job in the world, it would be atheist Catholic priest. Give me a gorgeous cathedral to work in. Once a week I will write a blazingly good sermon and deliver it, and I will minster to people in their times of need." - Gwydion Suilebhan

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Rimbaud in New York
at BAM

An exciting collaboration with BAM and the Poetry Foundation, Rimbaud in New York is a new work written and directed by Steve Cosson with original songs by multiple composers. This original, playful and enriching inquiry into the meaning and legacy of Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations, explores how these revolutionary poems continue to resonate in the American imagination. The premiere production ran from March 1-6, 2016 at BAM in Brooklyn.

Another Word for Beauty
at Goodman Theatre

Based on a Civilians investigation, and co-commissioned and developed with Goodman Theatre, this new play by José Rivera, features music by Héctor Buitrago and direction by Steve Cosson. The premiere production ran through February 21st at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Click here to read press coverage.

Let Me Ascertain You:
The Podcast Series

Let Me Ascertain You: The Podcast is an audio podcast series of performances crafted from interviews with real people about current and controversial topics, including Occupy Wall Street, Atlantic Yards, the adult entertainment industry, Evangelical Christianity, and more. The series includes songs and scenes from past plays and current projects, plus sneak peaks at works in development.

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