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Breaking Through: Stories of Daring to Thrive

June 24, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

- $15 – $20

We warmly invite you to join us for an interactive performance on the theme of Breaking Through: Daring to Thrive, featuring the talented actors from True Story Theater and hosted by Common Street Spiritual Center.

DESCRIPTION

This unique and heartfelt experience will explore our shared human need for thriving in a world that often challenges us to simply survive or settle for less.

Now more than ever we need the courage to break through the barriers that hold us back, whether personal, social, or even self-imposed.

This event is about you, about us, about every human being who dares to step into the unknown, rise above challenges, and embrace life.

Imagine an afternoon dedicated to hearing stories that echo your own. Imagine the thrill of seeing your own personal story – whether it’s filled with joy or struggle, failure or success – come alive on the spot. Feel the camaraderie in a room full of people just like you who have dared to dream, dared to act, dared to thrive.

Through the art of creative improvisation, using movement, music, song, and dialogue, the performers will embody and reenact the heart of each story that members of the audience share with us – however ordinary or extraordinary.

More than just a theatrical experience, this is an opportunity for reflection, exploration and connection. Whether you’re looking for a spark of inspiration, or you’ve got a story of your own to share, you are welcome!

So come witness the power of True Story Theater for yourself. We promise an afternoon filled with listening, laughter, a few tears and many profound moments. Prepare to be captivated!

It doesn’t matter if you’re part of Common Street, a friend or family member, new to the community, or a True Story fan. This is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Get your ticket now, and join us for an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling inspired, moved, and connected.

This event is open to the public, and all are welcome (kids too).

WHAT IS TRUE STORY THEATER?

Welcome to True Story Theater, a magical space where real life meets the stage. We believe in the transformative power of stories shared in community. Our actors are skilled in the art of Playback Theatre, an interactive, improvisational approach that embraces authenticity, promotes empathy, and celebrates the human spirit.

In our world, every experience, every story and every voice matters. And that includes yours. We honor each person’s strength and vulnerability, each story’s unique rhythm and right to be heard.

At a True Story show, you will have the opportunity to engage with your own experiences and share them if you feel called to do so. Our actors create a reflective mirror for you to view your own experiences in a new light.

We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to share their stories. We all need to be reminded that our lives have value, meaning and purpose, and we are capable of amazing things. Your story could be just the one someone else needs to hear. We look forward to sharing this incredible journey with you.

REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE >HERE<

TICKETS

General Admission Adult: $15 online ($20 at the door)

General Admission Child: (12 and under) $10 online ($15 at the door)

Donation: $20-$50 online (or at the door) Give what you can!

We welcome and appreciate your donations.

No one is turned away for lack of funds.

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

Event will be indoors. We are not requiring masks. Please feel free to wear a mask if you wish, though. The performance space is quite large, with plenty of room for social distancing if needed.

Image Credit: (c) 2018 Peter Conlan, Unsplash

Details

Date:
June 24, 2023
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
$15 – $20
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/646684038367

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Common Street Spiritual Center
13 Common Street
Natick, MA 01760
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Details

Date:
June 24, 2023
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
$15 – $20
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/646684038367

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Common Street Spiritual Center
13 Common Street
Natick, MA 01760
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

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.