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what you are now (part of the R&D Group FINDINGS Series)

The Civilians

Monday, May 9, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

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what you are now

Obsessed with memory. And how to change it. 

Written by, Sam Chanse

Directed by, Colette Robert

a part of 
The Civilians R&D Group
FINDINGS, A series of new works.


A woman navigates her family's history, and how the past is relentlessly, ruthlessly engaged in the present.

Sasha Diamond*, Ron Domingo*, Alex Herrald*, Eugene Young**, Sophia Skiles* and Tiffany Villarin*.
*Courtesy of Actors Equity Association.
** Courtesy of Screen Actors Guild.

what you are now was originally commissioned by The Ensemble Studio Theatre / Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project.


138 S. Oxford St.
in Studio G
Brooklyn, New York

This is the sixth season of The Civilians R&D Group, a year-long collaboration where a group of select artists develop new pieces of theater through creative investigations of topics chosen by each artist.

All the works in this series are FREE but are presented only once. Reserve your ticket to ensure a seat as space is very limited!

Learn more about The Civilians R&D artists here.

Sam Chanse’s (Playwright) work includes FRUITING BODIES, GILGAMESH & THE MOSQUITO, THE OTHER INSTINCT, ASIAN AMERICAN JESUS, and LYDIA'S FUNERAL VIDEO. She is a Sundance/Ucross Playwright Fellow, MacDowell Fellow, and Playwrights Realm Writing Fellow, and a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, Ars Nova’s Play Group, and the Lark’s Playground. She has been awarded residencies at Ucross, MacDowell, the Lark, Tofte Lake Center, and Djerassi; commissions include Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan, Ma-Yi/the Flea, Second Generation, Leviathan Lab, and the SF Arts Commission. She received her MFA in playwriting from Columbia University, and in musical theater writing from NYU. Website:

Colette Robert (Director) is a Los Angeles native currently living and working in New York. She likes new plays, old plays, and diversity on stage. Recent credits include SOMETHING LIKE LONELINESS (EST), WHEN LAST WE FLEW (Diversionary Theatre and Fringe, NYC, GLAAD Media Award), and STOCKTON (EST). Colette is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Georges Jam, and Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. She is a 2015-2016 Audrey Resident at New Georges, a 2016 Mabou Mines Resident Artist, and was the Public Theater’s 2009 Van Lier Directing Fellow.  She has developed new work with Atlantic Theatre Company, The Old Vic, Ma-Yi, Naked Angels, Vineyard Arts Project, and the Sundance Theatre Lab.  Upcoming: THE MOUNTAINTOP (Chester Theatre Company).

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When & Where

ART/NY South Oxford Space, Studio G
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Monday, May 9, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

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