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The curtain closed on Pretty Filthy, a musical about the “human side of the porn industry,” on Sunday night, the latest play from a theater company that has received nearly $1 million from U.S. taxpayers.
The Civilians, an “investigative theater” group based in New York, has put on several plays financed by the federal government, including a global warming musical, and a play about a socialist Paris commune in the 19th century.
Pretty Filthy, the newest production from writer director Steve Cosson and composer Michael Friedman, was the “untold showbiz musical, based on interviews with adult entertainers.”
“Armed with their notepads and recorders, The Civilians crossed the mountain range that divides Hollywood from the ‘other Hollywood’—the San Fernando Valley, world capital of porn,” the play’s website states. “The artists conducted interviews and visited sets to get an insider’s glimpse into a world that is far more than the sum of its (very) visible parts.”[…]
While no taxpayer funds went toward the porn play, the Civilians has received numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), totaling $944,177.
Cosson recently was awarded $15,000 from the NEA for a new play entitled, “The End and The Beginning,” which will be based on interviews about death and dying, and last year the Civilians received $20,000 for their “cabaret and podcast series.”
That series, “Let Me Ascertain You,” has featured podcasts on the LGBTQ community, celebrating “stories as diverse as a teenage lesbian shunned by her Jehovah’s Witness community, a master domination top who locks people up in his basement, a gay military soldier who attempted suicide, and the life of homeless gay youth on the streets of New York City.”
The latest podcast was entitled, “F*cking and Dying, Part IV.”
The company received a $12,000 NEA grant from January 2013 till June 2014 to support new plays from the Civilian’s Research and Development Group.