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Stories of Living and Working in East Arlington 2

December 8, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 8:45 pm

- free

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True Story Theater and Arlington Public Art invite you to an evening to share stories on the theme: “Stories of Living and Working in East Arlington.” You will also be invited to give input into upcoming public art in East Arlington!

Tuesday, December 8th
7:00pm -8:45pm
Free performance!
at the Fox library

Learn how to get involved with the Arlington Public Art. Their mission is “to engage and enrich the community through original public art that celebrates Arlington’s unique historic, cultural, natural and human resources. We facilitate, commission and purchase temporary and permanent works of art that our townspeople may consider to be life-enhancing in the present as well as a legacy for future generations.”

This is an Arlington’s Living Brochure project supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Details

Date:
December 8, 2015
Time:
7:00 am - 8:45 pm
Cost:
free

Venue

Fox Library
175 Mass. Ave
Arlington, 02474
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Details

Date:
December 8, 2015
Time:
7:00 am - 8:45 pm
Cost:
free

Venue

Fox Library
175 Mass. Ave
Arlington, 02474
+ Google Map

What happens in a True Story Theater performance?  Our events bring together the delight of improvisation with the courageous 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 feel validated, 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 basics 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.