MISSION  /

The Civilians is the center for investigative theater led by founding Artistic Director Steve Cosson.

The Civilians is the center for investigative theater, boldly exploring the intersections of theater and society. Led by Artistic Director Steve Cosson and working with a multi-disciplinary group of Associate Artists, the company commissions, develops, and produces new plays for audiences in New York, nationally, and internationally; creatively engages communities through artistic and educational programs; and stimulates the field to broaden the scope of the theater in all aspects: subject matter, audience, use of online media, and more. All of these efforts serve to advance theater as an engine of artistic and social innovation and as a critically vital part of our social fabric.