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Challenging White Privilege in Ourselves and Others

September 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

- Free

 

“Challenging White Privilege in Ourselves and Others”
Saturday, 9/29/18, 3 pm

This is an event that is about white Americans and for white Americans, who are curious about how white privilege has affected their lives, or white Americans who have been on the journey for some time.

People of Color participate as witnesses and allies to their brothers and sisters as we struggle to engage with this challenging concept, white privilege.

True Story Theater will lead an interactive performance that is the heart of this event. Courageous audience volunteers tell important stories from their lives. Actors then honor these stories through drama, movement, music and song. Audiences laugh and cry, build respect, make connections, and gain insights about their lives. This performance will be followed by a discussion.

Sponsored by The Beloved Community Team – a diverse group focusing on the eradication of racism & social injustice.

St. Andrew Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 135 Lafayette St, Marblehead, MA

Details

Date:
September 29, 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
135 Lafayette St.
Marblehead, MA
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Details

Date:
September 29, 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
135 Lafayette St.
Marblehead, MA
+ Google Map

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.