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Class series – Playback 201

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

When: Saturdays afternoons, 1-3pm,  starting March 23 (6 classes total)
3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, (skipping 4/20 holiday weekend), 4/27, 5/11
Where: 
True Story Theater’s home studio in East Arlington (note: space is up one flight of stairs)

Register here: https://bpt.me/4095055
Note: When registering, please select the correct date from the drop-down menu: “Sat Mar 23, 2019, 1:00 PM” for the Playback 201 series.

Description: In this intermediate class you will deepen your Playback Theatre skills. Playback Theatre is an intimate unique form of improvisational embodied storytelling based on empathetic listening. It started over 40 years ago and is practiced in 60 countries.

You will also enjoy these valuable benefits:

  • Learn to share your stories more effectively
  • Get closer to others from the sharing of personal stories
  • Have fun playing with improv
  • Strengthen your communication skills
  • Increase your comfort with embodying feelings, images, stories
  • Reduce any internal critic and increase your creative flow

Class size is capped at 15 people.

Facilitators: Christopher Ellinger and possibly other guest teachers from the True Story Theater troupe.

Payment: You must prepay for the series (unless you have a special arrangement with the instructor).

Price: $90-150 (sliding scale) for any 6-class series
Limited scholarships (or work exchange) is available.

Email Christopher@TrueStoryTheater.org to reserve your space.

Details

Date:
March 23
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Venue

Arlington home studio
Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Phone:
781-646-1705

Details

Date:
March 23
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Venue

Arlington home studio
Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
781-646-1705

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.