Steven Cosson founded The Civilians in 2001. With the company: co-writer and director of Paris Commune, which was recently produced at the Public Theater, and previously at La Jolla Playhouse; co-writer and director of This Beautiful City which premiered at the 2008 Humana Festival with productions at Studio Theatre, Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre and The Vineyard Theatre; writer/director of the long-running hit Gone Missing (New York Times critic Charles Isherwood's Best of 2007 list), published by Dramatists Play Service; (I Am) Nobody's Lunch (2006 Fringe First award at Edinburgh) published by Oberon Books in the UK and Playscripts, Inc.; and director of the company-created Canard, Canard, Goose? The Civilians have also been produced at American Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, HBO's Aspen Comedy Festival, London's Gate Theatre and Soho Theatre among many others. Mr. Cosson has directed and developed many new plays including Neal Bell's Shadow of Himself, Mat Smart's 13th of Paris, Tommy Smith's Air Conditioning, Anne Washburn's Communist Dracula Pageant, the world premiere of Peter Morris' Square Root of Minus One, the U.S. premiere of Martin Crimp's Attempts on Her Life, the U.S. premiere of Sarah Kane's Phaedra's Love; also The Time of Your Life, Serious Money, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Guys and Dolls. Mr. Cosson has been a Fulbright Scholar in Colombia, a MacDowell Fellow, and Resident Director at New Dramatists. The Civilians won an Obie in 2004.