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The Uncomfortable Conversation Video Series: Call for Collaborators

Artists’ Theater of Boston is committed to ending relationship-based, gendered, and sexual violence. We are committing to the year-long pursuit of a project in an effort to work towards this goal, and we hope you will join us in this fight.

We will begin our 19/20 season with a volunteer project, combining the shared missions of several incredible organizations as we work together to normalize conversations about sexual assault and healthy and unhealthy relationships through education and action-oriented projects for people of all ages. ATB will be working in collaboration with The Uncomfortable Conversation, Inc. to produce these videos.


Here’s how you can get involved in this first stage of our volunteer action!

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Writers, Activists, Improv Creators, & All Interested Folks:

  • Friday, September 13th,  7-11pm
  • Write & create the scripts for 10 videos addressing topics of consent, setting boundaries, rejection, and more. 

Actors & Production Helpers:

  • Saturday, September 28th, between 9am-11pm
  • Help film this video series!
  • Actors may stay anywhere between 2 hours to the full day of filming, understanding that staying for longer means acting in more pieces.

Interested?

Email info@artiststheater.org with:

  1. your resume
  2. why you are interested in being part of this action, and 
  3. if you have a specific idea for a video you’d like for us to consider!

In addition to collaborating with the Uncomfortable Conversation, we are honored to be supporting One Love’s mission to educate people about the difference between healthy & unhealthy relationships, empowering the next generation to love better and put a stop to relationship abuse. We are also thrilled to be collaborating with Company One Theatre’s Stage One program for our youth component of this action, which will be announced soon.

We want to reiterate that this is an intentional volunteer project. ATB recognizes that ending systemic issues of oppression necessitates the community involvement of many people from the ground up. This does make this project explicitly different than a regular “gig” for those involved. To that end, we have intentionally entered into this action hoping to engage as many of our community members as possible in various stages of this effort, acknowledging that not all people who are artists may feel that a volunteer action is right for them in the current stage of their career. There will be later opportunities for screenings in schools and other community spaces, so folks should feel free to join in whatever way is most right for them.