The Civilians' 2017 FINDINGS Series

Join us from May 8 - 18th for our annual FINDINGS series. The 2016-17 R&D Group has been hard at work developing seven new works and this series is the culminating event of their year-long collaboration with the Civilians. Each piece has reached a different state in its development and all are works-in-progress.

The FINDINGS Series is free to the public, but reservations are required as space is limited. Reserve your seats by emailing Please put the title of the reading and number of tickets desired in the subject line.


Readings take place at ART/NY 138 South Oxford St. Brooklyn, NY (SOS) or ART/NY 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY.

  • Our New Town
  • Written by Jessie Dean and Gabriel Jason Dean
  • Music Composed by David Dabbon
  • Directed by Benjamin Viertel
  • Monday May 8th at 3pm
  • SOS - Studio G

  • elroy learn his name
  • Written by C.A. Johnson
  • Directed by Suzie Agins
  • Wednesday, May 10th at 2pm
  • SOS – Great Room

  • American Cryptids: Ep. 1 New York City
  • Created by Andrew Farmer and Andrew Butler
  • Directed by Portia Krieger
  • Wednesday, May 10th at 8pm
  • SOS – Great Room

  • flesh failure
  • Written by Chris Tyler
  • Directed by Sarah Hughes
  • Thursday, May 11th at 8pm
  • SOS – Great Room

  • T(estosterone)
  • Written by Kit Yan and Simone Wolff
  • Directed by Kareem Fahmy
  • Thursday, May 18th at 8pm
  • 520 - Bruce Mitchell Rm

  • The Oskaloosan or, I Woke to a Stranger in my Room
  • Written by Anthony Weigh
  • Directed by Benjamin Kamine
  • Wednesday, May 24th at 4pm
  • SOS – Great Room
Apply for the
2017-18 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, 2017. CLICK HERE to apply.