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Link Roundup! – 7/8/16

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!


Photo Chapman’s Homer, Christchurch by Duncan C, published on Flickr, Creative Commons License.***

Photo Chapman’s Homer, Christchurch by Duncan C, published on Flickr, Creative Commons License.***

ArtsJournal has a piece examining the difference between community and consumers when it comes to the arts:

…I argue that in the US arts and culture sector we have for too long ignored or denied the costs of so-called progress in the arts–meaning, for instance, the costs of professionalization, growth, and the adoption of orthodox marketing practices including so-called customer relationship management and I suggest five ways that arts organizations may need to adapt their philosophies and practices in relationship to their communities if their goal is deeper, more meaningful engagement.


A post on Bitter Gertrude looks at the recent controversy at Profiles Theatre in Chicago and offers some suggestions for how to stop the cycle of abuse in the theatre industry:

Pay close attention to the behavior of the people you have on staff. People will not always be brave enough to come forward about bad behavior. Sometimes people gaslight victims by claiming that the abuse is “just the way he is,” “not a big deal,” or “just because he’s a genius and passionate about his work.” Victims begin to second-guess themselves and worry about the consequences of coming forward when others are minimizing or excusing bad behavior. There could easily be problems, even abuse, in your house without anyone coming forward to tell you about them directly.

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Amplifying Performance Consulting, LLC

APC is a psychology practice committed to helping a wide range of individuals.  APC addresses the needs of athletes, patients with eating disorders, performers with disordered eating and financial executives.  Combining the tools from clinical and sport psychology,  APC aims to improve well-being in both the personal and professional domains. amplifyingperformance.com

Boston Doula Project

The Boston Doula Project provides free, compassionate and empowering support to people experiencing abortion. We promote the doula model of physical, emotional, spiritual and informational support for people throughout the full spectrum of reproductive experiences. bostondoulaproject.org

Boston GLOW

Boston GLOW empowers girls and women to confidently use their voices and become leaders in our communities. Girls’ Leadership (GL) identifies and rewards motivated female youth who possess powerful ideas through scholarship, micro-grant, and mentoring programs. Boston GLOW’s Organized Women (OW) engages and inspires a network of women at issue-focused events and in numerous service and leadership training opportunities that help them reach their full potential. 

Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis

Founded in 1987, MIP offers a training program in psychoanalysis and a one year postgraduate fellowship program. We are an open organization providing a community in which anybody with an interest in psychoanalysis may become a member and participate. MIP offers psychoanalytic forums, presentations of works in progress, and an annual symposium where analysts of national and international reputation dialogue about comparative positions on topics of current interest. mipsa.org

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts

The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts (PPAF) is the advocacy and political arm of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM). Formed in 1984, PPAF believes that working within the political process is critical to advancing PPLM’s mission to increase access to sexual and reproductive health services and comprehensive sexuality education for women, men, and families across Massachusetts. www.pplmvotes.org

Peer Health Exchange

Peer Health Exchange’s mission is to give teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education. Our vision is that, one day, all teens will have the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. peerhealthexchange.org

Suffolk/Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights

The Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights (CWHHR) at Suffolk University is the first academic institute in the United States to focus on women’s health and human rights in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and public policy. Founded in 2003, the CWHHR is committed to furthering the dignity and wellbeing of women and girls everywhere by exploring and extending the linkages between women’s health and human rights. suffolk.edu