The Civilians

Artistic Director: Steve Cosson

An unprecedented creative collaboration between a forward-thinking theater company and a global museum

The Civilians is a New York–based theater company that creates original work derived from investigations into the world beyond the theater. As Artist in Residence during the 2014–15 season, the group explores the Museum and—through the alchemy of stagecraft, songs, and stories—creates original works of theater inspired by narratives uncovered through their investigation into the objects, ideas, and people that inhabit the Met.

This residency is made possible by the Chester Dale Fund.

Above: The Civilians © Sheldon Noland

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Featuring: The Return, Vijay Iyer, Chiara String Quartet, Tan Dun, William Kentridge, and more.

View the fall 2015 brochure.

Met Museum Presents Blog

The Met Museum Presents blog takes you behind the scenes and into the creative process of artists, curators, and thought leaders featured in the Met's performance and conversation series.

Parents and children enjoying a performance

Selected concerts throughout the year offer special $1 tickets for kids (ages 7–16) accompanied by an adult purchasing a full-price ticket (maximum three children's tickets per paying adult).

See a list of Bring the Kids programs.