About Field Work

Press Release Spring 2021 | Press Release Fall 2020 | Program History

Field Work: online convenings for civic-minded theatre artists
A C1 PlayLab Open Circuit program, produced in partnership with the Boston Public Library

Field Work is a season-long program supporting new play makers who are seeking tools to  navigate this Pandemic Year. As artists, how do we manage the political, cultural, and personal trauma of this moment? Can creative practice support communal healing? With a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions, featuring guest artists and leaders from around the country, we’ll explore what kind of community we want to create, post-social-distancing. Thanks to partnership with the Boston Public Library, registration for Field Work is Pay-What-You-Want, starting at $0.

November 12-17, 2020: The Current Moment
Seven months into a pandemic, and just weeks after a fraught election, we’ll explored the power of story to address cultural crisis. Programming included roundtables with inspiring changemakers, writing and story workshops to build resiliency, case studies with local artists producing in the pandemic, and self care for creative practice. See the full slate of sessions we offered here, and the Fall Convening guest artists here.

April 24 – May 1, 2021: Looking Forward
A little more than one-year into pandemic closures, a week of programming will explore what our collective Better Future looks like, with nuts and bolts sessions on creative and professional development, and workshops to help us vision what comes next.

May 5 2021: Lowell Lecture
An evening with a national leaders on the subject of the role of the arts in social and cultural healing, sponsored by the Boston Public Library. Guests include:
• Ralph Remington, San Francisco’s Director of Cultural Affairs
• Hana Sharif, Artistic Director, Rep St. Louis
• Luis Alfaro, Playwright and Educator
• Diep Tran, Journalist

Like all Company One Theatre programming, Field Work aligns to our organizational mission to build community at the intersection of art and social change. Our vision is a Boston defined by justice, equity, and artistic innovation. 


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