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

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Let Me Ascertain You: HORMONES

Monday, February 13 at 7:30pm @ Joe's Pub

Whether manufactured in the body or the lab, hormones transform our bodies inside and out, allowing us to control our fertility, affirm our genders, boost our performance in (and out of) the bedroom. But like any substance, access and quality is not evenly distributed. Curated by R&D members Chris Tyler, Kit Yan, and Simone Wolff, with monologues and music by composers Mal Blum and Dana Aliyah Levinson, and performances by Cecilia Gentili, Jax Jackson, Cristina Pitter, and Jes Tom and many more.

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Pretty Filthy Album Release Party!

Tuesday, February 21 at 7pm @ 54 Below

Together with Ghostlight Records and Jon B. Platt, the Civilians are celebrating the release of the Pretty Filthy Original Cast Album by getting together the creatives, cast and other special guests at 54 Below on Tuesday, February 21st at 7pm. Come enjoy an evening of songs from everyone's favorite pornsical. Click above to see the behind-the-scenes footage in the featurette, "Making of the Cast Album."

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The Undertaking premieres at BAM Next Wave and Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, France

The Undertaking, written and directed by Steve Cosson, is a playful and profound 21st-century take on the classic trip to the underworld. This new work premiered from September 21-25, 2016 at the BAM Next Wave Festival before making its European debut at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, France as part of the Brooklyn-Paris Exchange.

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2016-17 R&D Group announced!

The 2016-17 R&D Group will meet biweekly for nine months to develop projects through interviewing, researching, community engagement, and other experimental methods of inquiry. The year culminates in the FINDINGS series in May 2018, where the artists will share these new works in development.

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New on Extended Play

Composers Michael Friedman and Adam Cork Discuss the Verbatim Film Musical “London Road”


In part to of our “London Road” series, composer Michael Friedman interviews Tony-winner Adam Cork about his score for the verbatim film musical, which he wrote with Alecky Blythe and stars Tom Hardy.

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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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