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Stories of Neurodivergence

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From Wikimedia Commons, MissLunaRose12

Image used with permission: From Wikimedia Commons, MissLunaRose12

Within our unique selves, how do we face our limitations…and discover new strengths?  When we deal with people’s reactions to neurodiversity,  how do we handle painful ignorance (including our own)…or welcome kindness?  Let’s learn from each others’ stories.

Come to just watch, or to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences around neurodivergence.  Laugh, cry, and gain insights as True Story’s actors and musicians empathetically embody whatever is shared.

Suggested donation $15.  All are welcome.  No one turned away because of money.
On Zoom.

Please register here (so we know how many people to expect).

Health protocol: Attendees who wish are welcome to wear masks.  Some masks available at the entrance to the room.

Sponsored by the Arlington Commission on Disability

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture (ACAC), a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

Details

Date:
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

What happens in a True Story Theater performance?  Our events bring together the delight of improvisation with the courageous vulnerability of people sharing their personal truth.

The show’s emcee (called “the conductor”) facilitates brief, spontaneous conversations with volunteers from the audience who share their own feelings and experiences related to the show’s theme.  After each conversation, the actors and musician immediately embody the key feelings and actions they heard, using movement, music, dialogue, and superb listening. All of it is improvised on the spot. During the course of a 75 minute show, True Story enacts about 6-8 stories.

From this simple interaction, audience members feel validated, laugh, cry, get insights about their lives, and feel an expanded sense of community. You can share a moment from your life and see it performed, or just come to watch.

What are True Story Theater’s classes like?  We will teach you the basics of Playback Theatre, which can hone your listening skills for everyday life.  All are welcome.  Classes are supportive, informal, intimate, and fun, an enriching experience for both newcomers and experienced actors.