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Divorce Tales: Ask Your Parents How It All Went Down And Contribute Your Story Here. Divorce Tales: Ask Your Parents How It All Went Down And Contribute Your Story Here. (Comic by Nikole Beckwith)
Clockwise: Jenny Morris, Matthew Maher, Caitlin Miller, Robbie Collier Sublett

Clockwise: Jenny Morris, Matthew Maher, Caitlin Miller, Robbie Collier Sublett (Courtesy of the Artist)

We’re four theater artists, all members of The Civilians – a theater company that creates shows from investigations into real life. Our latest play, YOU BETTER SIT DOWN: Tales From My Parents' Divorce, is created from interviews we did with our own parents.

We asked them questions about why they split up and they told us all the details.

This our parents, played by us. Telling it like it was.

Watch our LIVE performance at WNYC's Greene Space here!

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Tales From My Parents' Divorce:

If you were born anytime in the 70s or 80s, there’s a decent chance your parents are divorced too.

Was there an item your parents fought over? How did they tell you they were getting a divorce? What was it like spending one week at mom's and one week at ...

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Here's what you've had to say:

Zelina Blagden, NYC:

Dad did this owl sculpture in the 1960's. A funny detail: the eyes came from a leopard skin rug that was in my great-grandparents' cabin in the Adirondacks. Mom claimed she didn't know where the owl was and never gave it back to my father until ...

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The Divorce Tales: LIVE

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Civilians joined WNYC live at the Greene Space on Monday, June 28 to share your divorce tale contributions and to perform excerpts from YOU BETTER SIT DOWN: Tales From My Parents' Divorce.

In case you missed it, you can now watch the entire performance.

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This Week's Divorce Tales: What Were We Like Afterwards?

Monday, June 21, 2010

The world as we knew it ended, and the shuttling back-and-forth began. Tell us what happened after the dust settled on your parents' divorce. Find out how to contribute.

Last Week's Divorce Tales: What Were The Terms Of The Split?

Monday, June 14, 2010

He wants the house. She wants the kids. And they both want that crystal-encrusted vase that was a wedding present. Tell us your parents' divorce story.

This Week's Divorce Tales: What Was Your Reaction?

Monday, June 07, 2010

Were there lots of tears or was it more shock and awe? Tell us the story of your parents' divorce. Find out how to contribute.

This Week's Divorce Tales: How Did You Tell Us?

Monday, May 31, 2010

The "family meeting" should have clued us in. Tell us the story behind your parents' divorce. Find out how to contribute.

This Week's Divorce Tales: Why Did They Break Up?

Monday, May 24, 2010

As part of our on-going dialogue on the D-word, we want to know the straw that broke the camels back in your parents' divorce. Tell us your story.

This Week's Divorce Tales: When Did the Trouble Start?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Continuing the conversation about your parents' divorce, this week we want to know: When did the trouble start? When did a cute idiosyncracy become an intolerable character defect? When did their eyes start to wander? Contribute your story.

This Week's Divorce Tales: So...Married Life?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Continuing the divorce series where we explore your parents' splits, this week we want to know: How was your parents' early married life? Glory days? Or trouble on the horizon? Get it out, kids.


This Week's Divorce Tales: Was There Something You Fought Over?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

We’re four theater artists, all members of The Civilians – a theater company that creates shows from investigations into real life. That’s one thing we have in common.

The other thing is that all of our parents are divorced.