Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Young Civilians at Work!

In the spring semester of this academic year, The Civilians piloted a new Education Program at a public high school in Brooklyn! The class, taught by the fabulous Civilians' Associate Artist Emily Ackerman (of THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY and recent THE GREAT IMMENSITY readings), focused on issues of the environment. These high school sophomores talked to family, friends, neighbors, shop keepers in their neighborhoods, and more about their beliefs about climate change and their role in preserving the environment on a local level, covering topics like littering. They then used these interviews to craft a play - sound familiar? Check out the video posted below to see what these extraordinary kids came up with in the funny and interesting presentation that they did at the end of the class!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

BENEFIT X Success!

Things went great on May 2 at (le) poisson rouge! We met all of our goals, which puts us in a wonderful position for launching our eleventh season, and we're so grateful for all of your support. The performance was lovely with our special guests, Ana Gasteyer and Marc Kudisch. We also had some really special guests: past interviewees saying hello! Here are some awesome videos that we played at the event!

From Nancy-Jo, the real Christian T-Girl from THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY

From Carol, the real Chaneler/Entity from (I AM) NOBODY'S LUNCH

Thanks so much to everyone who helped make this event such a fabulous evening!