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The Civilians’ Revised Charter-School Play, A Course of Adventure, Ignores Important Voices

EDITOR’S NOTE: Click here to read Dustin K. Britt’s review of part one (the workshop reading) of this new play last Jan. 28th at Duke University in Durham, NC. The Civilians team, led by director Steve Cosson and playwright Ethan Lipton, has returned to the Triangle for a second two-week residency at Duke in the… Read More ›

Nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis earned an Oscar® nomination for playing Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild

Lost Bayou Ramblers and N.C. Symphony Spiced Up Beasts of the Southern Wild at Duke

A conductor stands at attention. Before him are 25 of the North Carolina Symphony’s finest. To his right sits a row of six musicians that look more like Mumford & Sons than Stravinsky. Silence. On the film screen behind the orchestra bursts a cityscape, with a golden beam of light streaking across it. Duke Performances… Read More ›

On Jan. 28th, The Civilians’ New Workshop Reading for Duke Performances Examined the Charter-School Controversy

It is Tuesday, Jan. 18th. The staged reading of our new play is in 10 days. Ten. Days. Tickets have been sold. Furniture is being arranged. Lights are being focused. Maybe we should start writing the show. Seven days later, after completing 40 interviews with local teachers, parents, students, administrators, and lawmakers, including yours truly,… Read More ›

The Undertaking on Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Duke Was The Civilians’ Multimedia Exploration of Death

The Civilians, a Brooklyn, NY-based investigative theater company led by artistic director Steve Cosson and managing director Jane Jung, creates new theater, based on creative investigations into our world’s most vital questions. The troupe has performed all over the country; and on Sept. 29-Oct. 1,Duke Performances brought their latest research-based production, The Undertaking, to the… Read More ›

Duke Performances presented the Filter Theatre/Royal Shakespeare Company production of Twelfth Night on Feb. 5th and 6th in R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University's West Campus

Filter Skelter: Twelfth Night Is a Delightful Evening’s Entertainment for Duke Performances’ Patrons

If you ever secretly harbored a desire to see what Charles Manson might have made of William Shakespeare’s preening, pompous manservant, Malvolio … well, sorry, too late, because the Filter Theatre Company/Royal Shakespeare Company production of Twelfth Night has packed its bags and set sail following a two-night stand for Duke Performances in Duke University’s… Read More ›