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Theater for dialogue: Racism and Reforms

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, July 28
7pm

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Watch, listen, or share personal experiences.

A week after each Town Conversation event, you are invited to attend an online “story theatre dialogue” to reflect on the issues brought up for you from the town conversation.

This evening’s performance will be follow after two town conversations:
Tues. July 21st at 7pm- “Elevating Suppressed Voices”
Mon. July 27th at 7pm  – VISIONS, Inc. Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Climate Assessment of Arlington Police Department. (Originally scheduled for July 7th.) See report here.

See more about the Town of Arlington Community Conversations

You are welcome to share your own personal feelings and experiences–and fine to just watch and listen. Each person who takes a risk to share will be reflected, respectfully and creatively, by Arlington’s improvisational improv group,True Story Theater.  The performers will instantly embody the essence of what they heard through movement, music and drama.  The purpose of these True Story events is to help all of us in town more deeply understand each other in an honest, human way, from the heart.

Next session will be Tuesdays at 7pm: Aug. 11.

More about Arlington community conversations:

“This four-part series is meant to open up the dialogue to address challenges past and present the Town of Arlington has faced, acknowledge plans for moving forward in the journey to dismantle the systemic racism that is embedded into all of the Town’s institutions, and provide an opportunity for community voices and concerns to be heard and discussed.”

Details

Date:
July 28
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

Details

Date:
July 28
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Zoom video
MA 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.