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Stories of Envisioning Public Safety (Town of Lexington)

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm

- Free

Saturday, March 13th at 4pm
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An online interactive performance and community sharing with True Story Theater
What helps you feel safe? What does public safety encompass? How can a community support safety, belonging, and care for people of all identities and circumstances? How might we re-envision public safety in the community? How can we genuinely hear each other’s perspectives to innovate new visions?

You are welcome to share your own personal feelings and experiences–and it’s fine to just watch and listen. Each person who takes a risk to share will be reflected, respectfully and creatively, by the improvisational theater troupe, True Story Theater. The performers will embody the essence of what they heard through movement, music and drama. Our purpose is to help us understand each other deeply, in an honest, human way, from the heart. Learn more at TrueStoryTheater.org or LexPride.

This multi-part series is meant to extend and deepen the work of the Town of Lexington to advance racial and social justice. By sharing, listening deeply, and discussing community voices and concerns, we will expand our vision for greater equity in our community. Sponsored by LexPride. Cosponsored by Cary Memorial Library, Lexington Human Services Department, and Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Lexington Council for the Arts, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Thank you to the sponsors this is a free event. Donations are welcomed to True Story Theater to support bringing arts into important community sharing.

(Previous show: Th. 2/25 Stories of Finding Home for Everyone)

Details

Date:
March 13
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://forms.gle/kbkRWfg9xTkkpXzL9

Organizer

LexPride
Website:
https://www.lexpridema.org/about

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

Details

Date:
March 13
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://forms.gle/kbkRWfg9xTkkpXzL9

Organizer

LexPride
Website:
https://www.lexpridema.org/about

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.