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Theater for Dialogue: Racism & reforms

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, September 29th, 7-8:30pm

Watch, listen, or share personal experiences.  All are welcome.

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The town of Arlington has been hosting a series of online sessions about how to address structural racism in the town.  A week after each event, True Story Theater has offered an opportunity for people to express their thoughts and feelings about racism in their community (whether Arlington or elsewhere), and have their experiences reflected back through spontaneous theatre.   This fourth performance, September 29, is in response to the town’s Sept. 22nd event, “Closing the Circle- Acknowledgment & Apology.”

Videos of the town’s events are available here:  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 theater troupe, 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.

Details

Date:
September 29
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Website:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkceupqjguH9LUa4xbaqfluIYI4GNpyrpa

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

Details

Date:
September 29
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Website:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkceupqjguH9LUa4xbaqfluIYI4GNpyrpa

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.