The Civilians' R&D Group is comprised of emerging and established theater artists interested in creating investigative theater. During their nine months in the group, each artist develops a new work through a creative investigation of a subject. The process may include interviewing, community engagement, research, or other experimental methods of inquiry. The artists meet biweekly for nine months to share and discuss their methodologies and the resulting work with the group, Steve Cosson, R&D Coordinator EllaRose Chary, and The Civilians' multidisciplinary group of Associate Artists.