About performances & classes

A Playback performance is more than just entertainment. Audience members laugh, cry, get insights about their life, and feel an expanded sense of community. You can share a moment from your life and see it performed, or just come to watch. We perform monthly in Arlington plus additional shows around town.

Our Playback classes are friendly, informal, and intimate, an enriching experience for both newcomers and experienced actors.

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Next monthly drop-in Class

May 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

- $20

Next monthly drop-in CLASS

Saturday, May 13, 2:30-4:30pm

Where: True Story Theater studio in East Arlington

Exploring Playback Theatre

What helps sharing and enacting stories be authentic and emotionally strong?   How do we stay present to each other to create a special safe supportive space?

Together we will explore these questions through all the Playback roles (conductor, teller, actor, musician and audience) and through different Playback forms (e.g. fluid sculptures, scene work, song and movement pairs, and perhaps some new ones we invent).  Open to beginning and continuing students.  Facilitators: Christopher Ellinger and possibly other and guest teachers from the True Story Theater troupe.

Interested in these drop-in classes?

  1. Pick which dates you’d like to come.
  2. Email those dates to Christopher: Christopher(at)TrueStoryTheater.org
Price: $20 per class (as you go).
Pay by check (made out to “True Story) or cash when you come.
If the cost is a problem please talk to me.
Hope you can join us!
Warmly, Christopher


May 13
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Arlington home studio
Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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