Resources and Links from our Sessions

Live Session- Saturday 24th 11-12pm:
Forging Anti-Racist Theatre with Tonasia Jones & Dawn Meredith Simmons 

– Mapping Our Roles in Social Change Ecosystems
– Social Identity Wheel
– We See You White American Theatre
– Read Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown 
– The Theatre Offensive
– True Colors Out Youth Theater

Live Session- Saturday April 24th 2-3pm:
Nuts and Bolts of Artist Residencies with Michael Colford of the BPL, John J King, & Micah Rosegrant

– Watch the Emerging Theatre Leaders panel with Speakeasy Stage (featuring Micah Rosegrant) 
– Read Legacy Russell’s The Glitch Feminism Manifesto
– Check out Arts Connect International and follow them on Instagram
– Learn more about all of the BPL Signature Programs, and submit your own residency ideas!

Live Session- Saturday April 24th 7-9pm:
Creative Reflection Workshop with Todd London 

Learn more about the 3rd Bohemia here

“The inhabitants of the third [Bohemia] seldom know where they live; they are too busy making beautiful things, which they give to one another for they have no money. They have, however, wealth and health, for the deeps which surround their shores are rich with treasure of many colours and the tides are strong and their tang savoury. They are fisher-folk, those inhabitants, fishers of men and of their own hearts, and dredge jewels from uncharted seas.” — Maurice Browne, Chicago Little Theatre (1912)

Live Session- Sunday April 25th 11-12pm:
Civic Engagement with Audrey Seraphin from SPARK Boston

Apps to make Boston living easier- click the links below to download!
Boston 311
B Local
Trash Day App
Blue Bikes
Boston Paytix

Twitter accounts:
SPARK Boston: @SparkBoston
Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture Boston: @ArtsinBoston
City of Boston: @CityOfBoston
Mayor Kim Janey: @MayorKimJaney
Chief of Arts & Culture Kara Elliott-Ortega (panelist from Fall’s Field Work convening!): @karaeo
Follow Audrey! @audreyseraphin

Websites to bookmark:
– Click here to go to the SPARK Boston website
– Click here to go to the City of Boston website
– Click here to go to the City of Boston Dept. of Arts and Culture website

Newsletters to subscribe to:
– Click here to subscribe to the BPDA Neighborhood Projects newsletter
– Click here to find your neighborhood newsletter
– Click here to sign up for the MassCreative newsletter
– Click here to sign up for emergency alerts in Boston
– Click here to sign up for the SPARK Boston newsletter
– Click here to find a list of all City of Boston newsletters

Other Links:
– Click here to find your local, state, & federal representatives, and learn how to contact them
– Like SPARK Boston on Facebook
– Click here to check out SparkShare, the Boston organization empowering young people to be change agents in their own communities and in their own lives
Click here to learn more about the Mayor’s Youth Council

Live Session- Sunday April 25th 2-3pm:
Self Care = Self Love Workshop with Yura Sapi

Self Care = Self Love Resources & Ideas
– SCSL Feedback Form
– Sign up for the SCSL mailing list
– Learn more about Advancing Arts Forward
– Follow Advancing Arts Forward on Instagram
– Check out Balistikal
– Yura Sapi’s website, social media links, PayPal, and link to their digital book can be found at
– Find a therapist near you at or
– Questions to ask your new therapist
– Learn more about the Open Path Collective
– Black Wellness Field Guide

Video Drop- Monday April 26th
Nuts and Bolts for Current and Aspiring Teaching Artists with the C1 Education Department and Teaching Artists

Learn more about Stage One and follow along with their work on the Stage One blog!

Video Drop- Thursday April 29th
Resources for Artists at the Boston Public Library with Kristin Parker, Lead Curator and Manager of the Arts

Contact the BPL Special Collections department:
The Arts Department

General questions about Special Collections? Use this form! 

Resources mentioned in the conversation: 
– Archival Finding Aids
– Digital Commonwealth
– Subject guides
– Internet Archive 


So, how do you rethink an intensive in-person artists’ conference for creative and professional development in the middle of a pandemic? You change the name, invite the best creative thinkers you know, and take it digital!

Maybe you used to know this program as C1 PlayLab Bootcamp, but allow us to take a moment to introduce you to something new…

Field Work
online convenings for civic-minded theatre artists

a C1 PlayLab Open Circuit program
> plug in | find flow <

This season, Company One is building on the legacy of the Bootcamp program by bringing community together at the intersection of art and social change. But instead of a hot three days sorting the nuts and bolts of making new plays, we’re zooming out a bit to take stock of where we are in Our Pandemic Year.

The theatre industry is decimated. Long-hoped-for projects have been shelved. Collaborators in this human art can only be reached through a screen. Whether you’re a person who made all, some, or none of your living from the theatre, we’re all joined by a collective grief for our field, and perhaps for our own artmaking. I’ve heard from countless colleagues across the country about the despair they feel, the loved ones they’ve lost, the professional and personal sacrifices they’ve made, and how far away they are from their own creative spirit. We are a field in mourning.

And yet, we are also a field that is, in certain sectors, energized by the cracks in the walls of white supremacy culture. Many of us look to the civil rights uprisings this summer, and more specifically to the demands issued by We See You White American Theatre, and we peep light shining through those cracks. There is hope that this change will stick — not just hope, but action. What are each of us doing to dismantle the systems of power that have centered white stories and artists for too long? How does our artistry meet this demand? Where is the sledgehammer and can I crack this wall any faster?

And so: Field Work. This is part of Company One’s answer to these questions. We’ve brought together innovative, dynamic thought leaders from Boston and around the country to lead us in a consideration of our power as artists, and the care we must take to remain ready for whatever comes next. From story circles, to self love, to civic action, Field Work’s guest artists are dropping knowledge through a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions because: zoom fatigue is real, and no one’s socially isolated life has time for a tightly packed multi-day conference as we did in the Before Times. We know your lives are complicated and you may be juggling front line jobs, online school, long distance care for aging parents, health issues, and many more challenges. And by keeping Field Work’s pre-recorded content available for viewing through May 30, 2021, we’re giving you more space to take full advantage of the programming.

We strongly hope all registrants will attend all live sessions. In past years, the annual Bootcamp community has turned into powerful networks of collaborators, long after the sessions end. So even though we’re online instead of face to face, the Company One team is creating opportunities for attendees to truly connect with one another.

If you have any questions about programming content, schedules, or registration, please reach out using the contact form on this website.

Yours in Pandemic,
Ilana M Brownstein
Director of New Work

Current and Past C1 Dramaturgy Department Members at the Season 21 launch party — in the Before Times
Left to right: Tatiana Gil, Lina Pulgarin, Mellon Resident Playwright Kirsten Greenidge, Jessie Baxter, Fran da Silveira, Ilana M Brownstein, and Jess Malone
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