Slideshow: see how a show works

3-minute video clips from several shows

Mental health issues & overcoming isolation

The two clips below were from shows early in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Although we are back to mostly performing in-person again, we sometimes perform online to make our work more accessible.

Stories of LGBTQ+ youth

Audience members respond to seeing a True Story Theater performance with the Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network and the Arlington Human Rights Commission. Video produced by Mark Teiwes.

Stories of people in a local community: Port area of Cambridge

Moments from “Stories of the Port,” a performance in partnership with Sarah Boyer of the Cambridge Historical Commission honoring experiences of people who live or work in the Port area of Cambridge. This project was supported in part by The Cambridge Art Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Sharing the story of an organization: the public library

Featuring the Arlington Public Library, this was the first of our Community Partners series, helping four Town of Arlington organizations tell the story of their contributions to the community.

The 3-1/2 minute news segment was created by Arlington Cable TV.  Keep in mind that this was a public show with children in the audience, while most of our performances are for private groups of adults, often exploring more serious themes.

Stories about death & dying

Audience members share reflections after being part of True Story’s “Conversations about death with loved ones” at First Parish in Bedford. October 2017.

Playback Theatre across North America

Here’s a 99-second glimpse of the powerful Playback Theatre work by sister companies of True Story Theater across North America.

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