The Civillians

By Ariel Mitchell, Dramaturg There has been a lot of confusion about what The Cleverest Thief and Selections from Gone Missing is. Throughout this blo...

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2 plays, 1 night

by Ali Kinkade, actor and performance writer When you play around ten characters in a show, it presents a unique acting challenge. In Gone Missing and...

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An Actor’s Perspective

by Ariel Mitchell, Dramaturg Gone Missing is a non-traditional play. Instead of following a linear structure, where events build on top of each other ...

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Fresh Air

by Ariel Mitchell, dramaturg An essential part of The Civilians’ process is the inclusion of media. The Civilians outline their mission as “…tac...

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A Mediated Stage

by Ariel Mitchell, dramaturg Devising is a type of theater that creates a play by building theatrical moments, or little theatricalized scenes that we...

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How to Make a Moment

by Ariel Mitchell, dramaturg One of the hardest things for any actor is creating a character. The actor has to be able to separate themselves and thei...

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Creating a Character

by Ariel Mitchell, dramaturg How do you start rehearsing on a play without a script? Selections from Gone Missing and The Cleverest Thief opens this F...

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Ready, Set, Devise!