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“Gender in Public” with Arlington Rainbow Commission

October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, Oct. 11

“Gender in Public”
Join the Rainbow Commission, Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network (Queer Mystic), Arlington Human Rights Commission, Arlington Council on Aging, and True Story Theater to explore experiences around gender in public. Through interactive story-telling theatre community members are offered a space to have their experiences and perspectives reflected back with respect. Come share or it’s fine to come and just witness.

The performance will be followed by a discussion of November Ballot Question 3 regarding equal rights for transgender people in public accommodations. (Public accommodations are any places we go between home and work or school, including stores, restaurants, hotels, medical offices, public transportation, public parks, movie theaters, and more)

7:00 pm Enjoy snacks and conversation
7:10 pm Intro to Gender Identity and Expression 101
7:30 pm Performance with True Story Theater
8:30 pm Presentation on Ballot Question #3

Cosponsored by the Arlington Council on Aging, Rainbow Commission and Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network (Queer Mystic). Arlington Human Rights Commission
This event takes place on National Coming Out Day. 

Location:
Arlington Senior Center
27 Maple St. Arlington MA

Details

Date:
October 11, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

Arlington Senior Center
27 Maple St Arlington, MA 02476
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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Details

Date:
October 11, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

Arlington Senior Center
27 Maple St Arlington, MA 02476
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
+ Google Map

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.