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Now What? Bridge Building Across Political Divisions

December 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

- Free

The Winchester Multicultural Network presents:

“Now What? Building Community After the Elections”
A skills workshop and performance with True Story Theater
Thursday, December 1st
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Rd., Winchester

Winchester Multicultural Network brings True Story Theater to explore together: “Now What? Building Community after the Elections.”

True Story Theater will lead participants in a workshop to support people to have courageous conversations across different beliefs and opinions. Through storytelling, role play, and small group discussions, participants will learn practical bridge-building skills for inclusive
understanding, empathy, and rapport within our increasingly diverse
community. Participants will also gain skills for interrupting biased or exclusionary comments and moving from bystander to ally.

Network events are open to the public and free of charge. We warmly welcome
your joining us. Please go to the WMCN website, or contact the office (781
729-7100, office@wmcn.org) for further information.

WMCN

Details

Date:
December 1, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Winchester Multicultural Network
Phone:
781-729-7100
Website:
http://www.wmcn.org/

Venue

Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road.
Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Phone:
(781) 729-1158

Details

Date:
December 1, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Winchester Multicultural Network
Phone:
781-729-7100
Website:
http://www.wmcn.org/

Venue

Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road.
Winchester, MA 01890 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(781) 729-1158

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.