September 30: A Conversation with Steve Cosson, Artistic Director of The Civilians Theater Company

Steve Cosson, Artistic Director of The Civilians theater group

Steve Cosson, artistic director of The Civilians theater group

The Center for Documentary Studies is among the cosponsors for a Duke Performances artist residency at Duke University hosting The Civilians, the nation’s foremost investigative theater company. As part of the residency, Steve Cosson—the troupe’s artistic director—will talk artistic process with undergraduates in Documentary Studies and Theater Studies during an open forum on Friday, September 30, that is free and open to the public. The conversation, moderated by director Jules Odendahl-James, will cover the evolution of The Civilians and their research methods for creating new work and delve into the ethical questions around the creation of documentary theater.

The Civilians will also give four performances of The Undertakinga creatively staged investigation of death written and directed by Cosson that uses transcripts of conversations with shamans, morticians, philosophers, and mystics as the script; September 29–30 and October 1. Click here for more information and tickets; read an IndyWeek preview of The Undertaking here.

The Civilians: A Conversation with Steve Cosson
Friday, September 30, 1:30 p.m.
Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center
125 Science Drive, Durham, North Carolina

This residency is made possible by Duke Performances, with support from the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts and the Council for the Arts Visiting Artists Program, as well as the Department of Theater Studies and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

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