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Drop in classes – April 9

April 9, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DROP-IN CLASSES

Saturdays,  April 9, April 23 — 3-5pm
Thursdays, April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16– 7:30-9:30pm
Sunday, May 8 — 3-5pm

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 weeks 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

Details

Date:
April 9, 2016
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue

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

Details

Date:
April 9, 2016
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue

Arlington home studio
East 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.