Here’s a quick-start guide to the when and where for each day of Field Work. Scroll past the table for more detailed session descriptions.
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|DAY & DATE||LIVE SESSIONS (Zoom)||PRE-RECORDED VIDEO DROPS (YouTube)|
|Live sessions happen only once, and are not always recorded for later viewing||Pre-recorded sessions drop at the listed date & time, and are viewable until Nov 20.|
|Thurs Nov 12||• 7-8p: Program kick-off|
•8-9p: Self Care = Self Love with Viviana Vargas
|• 12p: Orientation video|
|Fri Nov 13||• 12-1p: The Artists’ Civic Practice with Pascale Danice Florestal and Kara Elliott-Ortega (City of Boston)|
• 7:30-9p: Keynote event with Diana Oh
|• 9am: Producing in the Pandemic Case Study #1 — Sparkhaven Theatre|
|Sat Nov 14||• 11a-1p: Open Write with Kirsten Greenidge. Special Guests: Mike Lew & Rehana Lew Mirza|
• 4p-5p: Open session with C1 Dramaturgs
|• 9am: Producing in the Pandemic Case Study #2 — AATAB (Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston)|
|Sun Nov 15||• 1-2:30p: Story Circle workshop with Shanaé Burch||• 9am: Producing in the Pandemic Case Study #3 — The Legion Tapes|
|Mon Nov 16||• 9-10a: Writing Towards Resiliency with Tim Hall|
• 12-1p: Office Hours with C1 Dramaturgs
|• 9am: Story as Cultural Crisis Response with Madeline Sayet and Claudia Alick|
|Tues Nov 17|
•7-9p: Closing circle needs & gifts
|9am: Navigating Artivism with C1 Surge Lab Writers — Inda Craig-Galván, Francisca Da Silveira, and Idris Goodwin|
Thursday Nov 12, 2020
• 12p: video drop — Orientation
>> Get the logistical nuts and bolts, and tips on how to make the most of the program
• 7-8p: live session — Program launch with C1 staff
>> Meet C1 staff and fellow attendees, ask questions, and vision together for the coming week.
• 8-9p: live session — Self Care = Self Love with Viviana Vargas
>> Viviana’s mission is to “create liberated spaces that uplift, heal, and encourage us to explore our vast potential to change the world.” In this session, Field Work attendees will be led in a meditation and reflection on the past year, and end with a creative exercise.
Friday Nov 13, 2020
• 9a: video drop — Producing in the Pandemic Case Study #1: Sparkhaven Theatre
>> A deep dive with the artistic team from Sparkhaven Theatre as they discuss the pros and cons of making new plays for online platforms, and how they made their popular 6-play series, “Tales From Camp Strangewood,” with 50+ artists. (Explore all six episodes of “Camp Strangewood” HERE.)
• 12-1p: live session — The Artists’ Civic Practice with Pascale Danice Florestal (Arts Emergency Preparedness Coordinator) and Kara Eliott-Ortega (Chief of Arts and Culture, City of Boston).
>> Explore the position of artists in the pandemic with folx who see it through the lens of city government. Why are artists important for public health and civic life, and what resources might be available?
• 7:30-9p: live session — Keynote Event with Diana Oh
>> Let’s dig into it with performance artist, truth teller, love monster, and maker of rituals and parties: Diana Oh! Her queer artivism is wrapped up in creating community and radical self-love, and she believes in the powerful truth that everyone has their very own Dope North Star, they just have to find it.
Saturday Nov 14, 2020
• 9a: video drop — Producing in the Pandemic Case Study #2: AATAB
>> A deep dive with artists from Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston as they discuss the pros and cons of making new plays for online platforms.
• 11a-1p: live session — Open Write, hosted by Kirsten Greenidge, with special guests Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew
>> Rehana and Mike will talk about their work with Ma-Yi Theatre’s Writers Lab and how they balance being a two-playwright-family with kids. Writing prompts and exercises will be offered. No playwriting experience necessary to participate!
• 4p-5p: live session — Open meeting with C1 Dramaturgs
>> This space is open for conversation and discussion about sticky themes and ideas from the previous live and pre-recorded sessions.
Sunday Nov 15, 2020
• 9am: video drop — Producing in the Pandemic Case Study #3: The Legion Tapes
>> A deep dive with playwright Erin Lerch and Director Josh Glenn-Kayden on their audio-play series, created as a companion to a stage play in development at Fresh Ink Theatre. (Explore all episodes of “The Legion Tapes” HERE.)
• 1-2:30p: live session — Story Circle workshop with Shanaé Burch
>> Performer, storyteller, activist, and public health researcher Shanaé Burch will demonstrate the story circle process with 7-10 volunteer storytellers, chosen in advance from registered Field Work participants who opt in to having their name possibly drawn from a (digital) hat. No experience necessary to be a volunteer! All other session attendees will witness the work and learn new narrative techniques for their own practice. (Want to be considered to volunteer? Tick the box on your registration form, or use the contact form on this website to let us know.)
Monday Nov 16, 2020
• 9am: video drop — Story as Cultural Crisis Response with Madeline Sayet and Claudia Alick
>> Join two of this country’s most dynamic and compelling civic artists in a conversation about how “the stories we choose to pass down shape our collective possible futures,” and how story can be an intervention in a time of public crisis.
• 9-10a: live session — Writing Towards Resiliency with Tim Hall
>> Tim Hall — poet, celebrated musician, media master, and co-founder of HipStory — brings his workshop “Trust the Process” to us for a lunchtime session. In this conversation we explore reflection as a supportive tool in building resilience. We will often find ourselves in situations where we have to make key decisions that will impact the direction of our career. Our ability to make decisions that feel authentic and intentional can be developed through deep reflection. We’ll use writing to examine how we build resilience personally and professionally
• 12-1p: live session — Office Hours with C1 Dramaturgs
>> Book an appointment to chat one on one or in a small group with members of the C1 Staff about whatever is on your mind.
Tuesday Nov 17, 2020
• 9am: video drop — Navigating Artivism with C1 Surge Lab Writers — Inda Craig-Galván, Francisca Da Silveira, and Idris Goodwin
>> C1 playwrights Inda, Fran, and Idris in a roundtable conversation about their own personal journeys as artists working through both a pandemic and a civil rights uprising.
•7-9p: live session — Closing Circle Needs & Gifts
>> Join us on Tuesday night for the closing session of Field Work’s November convening. Participants will be invited to speak about their ah-ha moments and their next action steps. We’ll close our circle with declarations of what we need, and what we can offer one another, until we see each other again.