#LinkRoundup! – 12/5/14
The diversity building initiatives and programs featured in this Boston Globe article called 12 Ideas for Making Boston More Inclusive are varied and certainly worth reading up on — check out number 11 for a nice shout-out to C1!
This Love Letter to Dramaturgs, penned by playwright Sarah Ruhl, is a good look at the writer’s perspective during the development process:
We need you to be publicly articulate about our plays when we feel dumb about them, so we can do the more private, blunted and blind task of writing. We need you to be as articulate about unconventional structure as you are about conventional structure. We need you to fight the mania for clarity and help create a mania for beauty instead. We need you to ask: is the play too clear? Is it predictable? Is this play big enough? Is it about something that matters?
The Howl Round series on the Tow Foundation playwright residencies is an interesting look at what makes a residency a success and what constitutes an artistic home.
Mayor Marty Walsh has created Boston’s first Office of Diversity and Shaun Blugh is on board as the city’s new chief diversity officer. In this Q&A from WBUR, Blugh shares his goals for the new position:
We all know Boston’s history and that’s something that we can’t change. It’s something that will always be a stigma to the community, but it’s something that, especially with the events going on in Ferguson as well, it’s something we can learn from. I think the key to having this discussion is that we all have our understandings and our own emotions based on this history, but the key is to be inclusive going forward.