#LinkRoundup! – 12/26/14

Link Roundups feature articles and bits of internet goodness that our dramaturgy team digs up. If you find something you want to send our way, drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter!

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Company One was well represented at last week’s welcome for Julie Burros, Boston’s new chief of arts and culture, hosted by ArtsEmerson. This week, WBUR’s The Artery has a feature about community expectations and hopes for Burros new role.

Julie Burros, fourth from right, with artists at the Susie Smith Gallery (Courtesy of Napolean Jones-Henderson)

Julie Burros, fourth from right, with artists at the Susie Smith Gallery (Courtesy of Napolean Jones-Henderson)

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The Artists Against Police Brutality tumblr has a beautiful and varied collection of artistic responses to recent police violence across the US.

New Age of Slavery by Patrick Campbell, 2014

New Age of Slavery by Patrick Campbell, 2014

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Theatre J in Washington D.C. has been getting a lot of coverage after the recent firing of artistic director Ari Roth. This Washington Post article and this interview with Roth on HowlRound are good companion pieces for anyone looking for more context on this story.

The firing, which was greeted with expressions of disbelief and widespread condemnation by everyone from Washington actors, directors and artistic directors to playwright Tony Kushner, was in point of fact the culminating event of a difficult, years-long struggle between Roth’s company and those in charge of the august Jewish institution on 16th and Q streets NW that housed it. Furious over some of his programming decisions — including producing a play based on a novel by a onetime spokesman for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and a staged reading of another playlet, Caryl Churchill’s “Seven Jewish Children,” labeled by some as anti-Semitic — activist groups and others had exerted pressure on the JCC to try to stop them.

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This week’s Boston Globe featured an article about space needs for Boston’s theatre community as we look to the new year. Both C1 co-founder and Director of Public Relations Summer L. Williams and Street Team Program Director John J King were featured in the wishes for 2015 section!