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Being an active Bystander workshop

May 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

- Free!
Using True Story Theater

The Diversity Task Group of Arlington’s Vision 2020 and True Story Theater
invite YOU to participate in a training opportunity:
“Being an active Bystander” workshop
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*Admission Free*
Please REGISTER HERE to reserve your spot
or email Amber(at)TrueStoryTheater.org
Wednesday, May 25th, 7pm
At the Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster St. Arlington, MA

  • Explore situations where we have (or might) witness violence or mistreatment
  • See True Story Theater ensemble members reflect moments from your lives
  • Gain a broader perspective on the pivotal role of a bystander to shift a situation.
  • Practice ways to become an active and empowered bystander

Facilitated by Dr. Maureen Scully of U. Mass Boston, along with True Story Theater

tst_livbroch_logo (2)This is an Arlington Living Brochure event supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and co-sponsored by Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington Commission on Disability, Arlington Council on Aging, Arlington Human Rights Commission, Housing Corporation of Arlington and Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network.

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Details

Date:
May 25, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free!

Organizer

True Story Theater
Phone:
7816461705

Venue

Arlington Center for the Arts
20 Academy Street
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Details

Date:
May 25, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free!

Organizer

True Story Theater
Phone:
7816461705

Venue

Arlington Center for the Arts
20 Academy Street
Arlington, MA 02474 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.