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

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The Civilians' 2018 Benefit

with proceeds benefiting the Michael Friedman Legacy Fund

Monday, June 4, 2018
Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette Street
Doors open at 7pm
Concert begins at 8pm

Join us for this exclusive event celebrating the life and legacy of Michael Friedman!

The evening will include a special concert of select songs from Michael’s prolific catalogue, performed by Civilians’ artists, including:
Ben Walker, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Greg Hildreth, Kevin Mambo, and Ana Gasteyer.

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Announcing the 2018 FINDINGS series!

Join us from May 4 - 25th for our annual FINDINGS series.

The 2017-18 R&D Group has been hard at work developing six 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.

Click HERE for more information.

Support the work of the Civilians

Support the work of the Civilians by making a contribution HERE!

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. The Civilians’ mission is to connect theater and society by taking on the most challenging, insurmountable questions of our day. We actively seek out and share diverse perspectives and ask the difficult questions — and we have no plans to slow down or stop. We ask you to support our outward facing mission, to go far & wide to gather untold stories. Now, more than ever, is the time for those stories to be told and the work to be bold.

The Civilians residency at NYU/Playwrights Horizons

A New Devised Play by C.A. Johnson

C.A. Johnson

Steve Cosson

Jenny Morris

Working in residence at Playwrights Horizons Theater School at NYU, Johnson will collaborate with Civilians Artistic Director Steve Cosson, Associate Artist Jennifer Morris and a company of twelve acting students to investigate the turbulent landscape of our present political era. Using interviews, observations and company-based methods, the group will excavate what may be driving the rising appetite for authoritarian leadership; the rampant fear-mongering, racism, and xenophobia; and the dangerous drift towards extremism. The student company will perform in a workshop presentation at NYU in December 2018.