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New York Premiere - Public Lab
The Civilians' The Great Immensity
Written and Directed by Steven Cosson
Songs by Michael Friedman
April 11 - May 1, 2014
In a thrilling and timely production, presented in association with the celebrated investigative theater company, The Civilians, THE GREAT IMMENSITY is a continent-hopping thriller following a woman, Phyllis, as she pursues her husband Karl who disappeared from a tropical island while on an assignment for a nature show. Through her search, Phyllis uncovers a mysterious plot surrounding the upcoming international climate summit in Paris. As the days count down to the summit, Phyllis must decipher the plan and possibly stop it in time. With arresting projected film and video and a wide-ranging score of songs, THE GREAT IMMENSITY is a highly theatrical look into one of the most vital questions of our time: how can we change ourselves and our society in time to solve the enormous environmental challenges that confront us?
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April 28, 2014
1 Battery Place, Manhattan
Please join us at the beautiful Battery Gardens to celebrate The Civilians 2013-14 season. Our Associate Artists will salute our honorees' commitments to The Civilians and the New York community with a performance in The Civilians' signature style, including your favorite Civilians songs, plus highlights from our new projects!
Saturday, May 17, 7PM
425 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
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This unique cabaret of original songs and monologues looks at the duality of human nature and our competing sex and death drives, or to get Freudian, Eros vs. Thanatos. We present real-life stories about our instinct for life, love, and reproduction against our instinct toward death, aggression, and repulsion. Hear some of New York's hottest downtown performers and musicians reveal tales of morbid curiosities and dirty secrets on the path to nirvana.
Let Me Ascertain You: The Podcast is a weekly 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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www.thegreatimmensity.org is an environmental site inspired by our play, The Great Immensity! Six characters from the play are bloggers on the site, posting about a wide variety of environmental topics and telling the real stories of individuals making a difference in these large and vital issues. The site also features an original video series by our Associate Artist Alix Lambert of interviews with artists creating inspirational environmental work, the first of which is with Academy Award-winning Louie Psihoyos, director of The Cove.
We hope you'll explore the site, comment on the posts and videos, and spread the word!