Met Museum Residency

THE CIVILIANS present 3 site-specific investigative productions in a unique residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Scenic Design: Mimi Lien
Lighting Design: Lucrecia Briceno
Costume Design: Chloe Chapin & Whitney Locher
Sound Design: Ken Travis

Featuring: Damian Baldet, Jordan Barbour, Marsha Stephanie Blake, David Cale, Cindy Cheung, Molly Coogan, Matt Dellapina, Dan Domingues, Parker Drown, Susannah Flood, Rebecca Hart, Daoud Hedaimi, Nina Hellman, Daniel Jenkins, Mia Katigbak, Irene Lucio, April Matthis, Nedra McClyde, Jennifer Morris, Garrett Neergaard, Tanis Parenteau, Stephen Plunkett, Jeanine Serralles, Colleen Werthmann & Sam Breslin Wright.

Music by: Cesar Alvarez, Kirsten Childs, Maggie Kate Coleman, Ty Defoe, Michael Friedman, Andrea Grody, Grace McClean, Lady Rizo, Rona Siddiqui & Max Vernon

Learn more about the residency here

LET ME ASCERTAIN YOU
A cabaret exploring Beauty, Love & The Body performed in the Petrie Court Cafe.

Backstage review /// NY Theater review /// Listen to a podcast of the performance

THE END AND THE BEGINNING
An exploration of death & the afterlife, featuring interviews with the Met’s Egyptian Art curators. Performed in The Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing.

Read the feature that made the March 2015 cover of American Theater Magazine

THE WAY THEY LIVE
A new work commissioned by Met Museum Presents exploring the Met’s American Wing, embracing the immense complexity of what it means to be an American. Performed in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium.

Feature in The New Yorker /// NY Theater review/// Listen to a podcast of the performance

Read the Culturebot interview with me and the playwright

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THE NEW YORKER’S Favorite Cultural Moments of 2015
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Broadwayworld’s 11 Awesome Theatre Happenings of 2015
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New York Theater’s Top 10 New York Theater to Be Grateful for in 2015
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"...utterly lovely, quietly provocative, and ephemeral..."

The New Yorker

"particularly whimsical, genuinely curious storytelling"

Backstage

"An illuminating and unusually entertaining art history lesson...This first theatrical residency has been remarkable, a promising experiment that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves."

NY Theater

"A perfect encapsulation to lensing on art, The Civilians wrapped up their Metropolitan Museum of Art residency with a spectacular showcase..."

broadwayworld