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Active Bystander Practice Group

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

- $5 – $15

Have you participated in True Story’s Bystander Intervention Training? Want to practice your skills?

Is there a conversation you want to have with someone about a harmful thing they said, but you need a little more courage and practice before meeting with them?

This is a wonderful opportunity to bring your specific questions regarding intervening or conversing with people after they make biased remarks. We will be using breakout rooms and your personal scenarios to practice building our skills around follow-up dialogue, effectively intervening, addressing our blindspots, and inviting feedback.

Register for each date separately. You will receive a confirmation email with Zoom link for each date:

Register in advance for TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 from 7:00-8:30 pm ET

Register in advance for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 from 4:00-5:30 pm ET
We request donations of $5-$15 to True Story Theater (please make a note that the donation is for the practice group.) We look to offer a twice monthly practice group for people interested in continuing their development as an Upstander!

Details

Date:
August 18
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$5 – $15
Website:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIoce-vqT4uE9cMJrd22im_7WXe9BMtDvkn

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

Details

Date:
August 18
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$5 – $15
Website:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIoce-vqT4uE9cMJrd22im_7WXe9BMtDvkn

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 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.