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Collective Liberation (series): Playback Theater for All

February 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, February 1st: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Take part in a chance to explore the experience of race and identity through the lens of healing artistic embodiment. This event is the third in a 4-part series of embodied dialogue, in collaboration with True Story Theater, as part of the Collective Liberation program at Shambhala Boston.

This event is for the entire community, regardless of racial identification.

Here are links to the other events in the series:  January 13th, January 20th, February 10th

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION HERE

No experience, training, or performance background is needed to attend. However, we highly suggest participating in whichever of the previous programs you identify with (either PoC or White). If you are not able to a attend one of the previous groups, we ask that you have a conversation with someone who has in order to attend this program. The Shambhala organizers are happy to connect you with someone.

Collective Liberation is an exploration of how to engage our whole selves and our whole society on the path of awakening. Instead of imagining that our identities and differences simply disappear in practice community, we recognize that they are rich sources of both joy and suffering. As warriors of directness, we practice continually examining our blind spots, our confusion, our neurosis and our pain. Holding ourselves honestly in challenging conversations with gentleness and compassion is the work of Shambhala.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION HERE

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency, and which is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Details

Date:
February 1, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
https://boston.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=336905

Venue

Shambhala Boston
646 Brookline Ave.
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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Phone:
617-734-1498
Website:
https://boston.shambhala.org/

Details

Date:
February 1, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
https://boston.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=336905

Venue

Shambhala Boston
646 Brookline Ave.
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
617-734-1498
Website:
https://boston.shambhala.org/

What happens in a True Story Theater performance?  Our events bring together the delight of improvisation with the riveting 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 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 basic 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.