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

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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? 

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Monday, May 22nd at City Winery

Join us for an incredible evening featuring this year's Civilian of the Year Awardees Hesu Coue-Wilson and Oskar Eustis, and special performances celebrating the 2016/17 season. The online auction is now live and will be open through Monday, May 22nd at 8:30PM. Support the mission of the Civilians and bid on items today by clicking HERE.

Join us for the FINDINGS Series!

The 2016/17 R&D Group will share work-in-progress presentations of the projects they have been working on all year. The series is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as space is limited. For more information click here.

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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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