The National Civil War Project

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Universities and Theaters Partner on New Performances About Civil War, Associated Press (2/28/2013)
Collaborations between four U.S. universities and nearby theaters will mark the 150th anniversary of the war.

Alliance to Adapt Tretheway’s Pulitzer Prize-Winner as Part of Civil War Project, The Atlanta Journal Constitution (2/28/2013)
The Alliance Theatre will adapt U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection “Native Guard” for the stage as part of the National Civil War Project, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned.

Universities partnering with theaters to create new plays about the Civil War, NBC (2/28/2013)

GW, Partners Launch National Civil War Project, GW Today (2/28/2013)
Collaboration between universities, professional theaters will generate original plays and new scholarship on the American Civil War. 

Baltimore choreographer launches National Civil War Project, The Baltimore Sun (2/28/2013)
It's been a century and a half since the Civil War split the United States, and to mark the 150th anniversary of the country's bloodiest conflict, Baltimore choreographer Liz Lerman has founded a multi-sided commemoration called the National Civil War Project.

Colleges, theaters to create new Civil War plays, Washington Times (2/28/2013)
Four major universities are joining theater companies in Boston, Baltimore, Washington and Atlanta in a project to commission new plays, music and dance compositions about the Civil War and its lasting legacy 150 years later.

Civil War anniversary spurs artistic collaboration, The Washington Post (02/27/2013)
An ambitious National Civil War Project will be unveiled Thursday at Arena Stage as major universities and flagship theaters in four cities team up to create new performances and campus programming.

Universities Join Artist to Conjure the Civil WarThe New York Times (2/27/2013)
A dozen theatrical works will be part of the National Civil War Project, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the war.

ART, Harvard reflect on the Civil War, Boston Globe (2/27/2013)
The American Repertory Theater and Harvard University are among four universities and five performing arts organizations — all of them in former Union or Confederate territory — teaming up for an ambitious project inspired by the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.