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From Fear to Freedom: Breaking the Silence and Speaking Our Truth

September 23, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

- $15 – $20

DESCRIPTION

Have you ever experienced a moment when you just had to speak your truth, no matter the challenge or the cost?

Whether it involved confronting a bully, opening up to your family, or finally addressing the elephant in the workplace… this event is all about you and your courage.

We’re diving deep with our new theme, From Fear to Freedom: Breaking the Silence and Speaking Our Truth, featuring the talented actors from True Story Theater and hosted by Common Street Spiritual Center.

Through the art of creative improvisation, using movement, music, song, and dialogue, the performers will embody and reenact the heart of each story that members of the audience share with us.

More than just a theater performance, this can be an empowering stepping stone toward saying what needs to be said, whether you’ve already taken a stand or are gathering the strength to do so.

We’ve created a safe, welcoming and supportive space right here for you to share, reflect, and be heard. Whether you’re looking for a spark of inspiration, or you’ve got a story of your own to share, you are welcome!

HOW IT WORKS

Experience the Transformative Power of Playback Theatre, a truly moving form of theater that fosters empathy – essential for building strong relationships and nurturing growth.

It’s a must-see for anyone interested in connection, community, or creative expression.

So come join us for an afternoon of listening, learning, laughter, and tears, and witness the magic of True Story Theater for yourself.

Whether you’re a member of Common Street, friend or family, new to the community, or a longtime fan of True Story Theater, don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I have to tell a story? No, sharing your story is entirely optional. We’ll have time for just a handful of people to share and see their story performed. It’s totally okay to just watch.

Where is it? The event is held at the Common Street Spiritual Center in Natick, MA -a beautiful space for an event like this.

What time is it? We start at 3 PM and go until 4:30 PM. Please arrive early so you have time to settle in and meet other audience members.

Is there a cost? We’ve kept the cost as low as possible in order to make it affordable for everyone: $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12 in advance on Eventbrite, or $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12 at the door. And no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Can anyone attend? Yes. this event is open to the public, and all are welcome (including children). 

Get your tickets >HERE< and we’ll see you there!

WHAT IS TRUE STORY THEATER?

Welcome to True Story Theater, a magical space where real life meets the stage. We believe in the transformative power of stories shared in community. Our actors are skilled in the art of Playback Theatre, an interactive, improvisational approach that embraces authenticity, promotes empathy, and celebrates the human spirit.

In our world, every experience, every story and every voice matters. And that includes yours. We honor each person’s strength and vulnerability, each story’s unique rhythm and right to be heard.

At a True Story show, you will have the opportunity to engage with your own experiences and share them if you feel called to do so. Our actors create a reflective mirror for you to view your own experiences in a new light.

We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to share their stories. We all need to be reminded that our lives have value, meaning and purpose, and we are capable of amazing things. Your story could be just the one someone else needs to hear. We look forward to sharing this incredible journey with you.

REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE >HERE NOW!<

TICKETS

General Admission Adult: $15 online ($20 at the door)

General Admission Child: (12 and under) $10 online ($15 at the door)

Donation: $20-$50 online (or at the door) Give what you can!

We welcome and appreciate your donations.

No one is turned away for lack of funds.

 

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

Event will be indoors. We are not requiring masks. Please feel free to wear a mask if you wish, though. The performance space is quite large, with plenty of room for social distancing if needed.

Details

Date:
September 23, 2023
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
$15 – $20
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-fear-to-freedom-breaking-the-silence-and-speaking-our-truth-tickets-715838180267

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Common Street Spiritual Center
13 Common Street
Natick, MA 01760
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View Venue Website

Details

Date:
September 23, 2023
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
$15 – $20
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-fear-to-freedom-breaking-the-silence-and-speaking-our-truth-tickets-715838180267

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Common Street Spiritual Center
13 Common Street
Natick, MA 01760
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

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.