Photos by the Artists
Commissioned by Center Theatre Group

A new musical about the adult entertainment industry

Check out our Pretty Filthy podcast episodes, featuring songs from the show and performances of the verbatim interviews that inspired the musical:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9.

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Civilians artists were out in Vegas and California's San Fernando Valley talking to directors, performers, agents and producers about the ins and outs of the dirty movie biz: how they do it and what it takes to make it. These insiders got down to the nitty-gritty of how they started in the porn industry, how to become a star, and how technological advancements have affected the genre.

Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Book by Bess Wohl
Directed by Steve Cosson

This show contains material that is not suitable for children under the age of 18.


Bess Wohl

Music & Lyrics by:
Michael Friedman

Directed by:
Steven Cosson

Laura Nix
Matt Maher
Taylor Wilcox

Literary Associate:
Alex Rosenthal


This project is currently in development. It has had two cabarets, one in February of 2011 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles and one as part of The Civilians' Let Me Ascertain You series at Joe's Pub in March of 2011, in conjunction with Center Theatre Group's commission. The Civilians presented a concert version of the fictional musical at Joe's Pub on November 12, 2012, whose cast can be found HERE.


A Pretty Filthy Evening

Project Announcement 2009