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Building bridges across ideological differences

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

When friends, family members, or colleagues hold different political views from ours, what holds us back from opening up dialogue?   For those of us who have had good experiences with this, what has helped?  Using Playback Theatre, we’ll learn from each other.  All perspectives and feelings are welcomed and respected.

Does your work involve bridge-building across differences?  Come get a taste of how this form of spontaneous, embodied empathy, practiced by theatre companies around the world, can be an effective way to build connections.

Be sure to register ahead to receive a zoom link.
5:30-7pm eastern time.  Admission is free.

Questions? Contact Karla Doremus-Tranfield at karladt.me[at]gmail.com
For more information see: www.buildingbridgesmaine.org
This public show is being hosted by Building Bridges Maine, an affiliate of Braver Angels.

Details

Date:
January 23
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States

Details

Date:
January 23
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States

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.