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Fundraiser 2020

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

TRUE STORY THEATER’S FUNDRAISER & HOUSE PARTY

Note: Please save the date – if needed, this event will be hosted virtually for community safety precautions and an in-person event will happen when safe to do so*

 Monday, September 21, 2020
6:30-9:30 pm (if in-person) at Elaine Shea’s home, 9 Lincoln St. Arlington MA
6:30 – 8:00 pm (if virtual gathering) on Zoom

Support our 19th season of bringing theater of empathy to greater Boston.

Suggested Donation levels: $25, $50, $100, $250+
We invite you to contribute at the highest level that works for you. We are super grateful for whatever you choose to give. Your support helps bring this unique theater of empathy to many people, especially to communities that do not have the budget to hire True Story, so these powerful experiences can be much more accessible.
Plus, at the event you will have the opportunity to buy gift certificates donated by local businesses and all proceeds will go to True Story Theater!

Why participate? 

Support True Story
Know that your donation matters: we must match the important grant we received from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Discover
Learn more about the social impact of True Story’s recent work throughout greater Boston. Experience a taste of Playback Theatre performances related to our current themes 1) community resilience and 2) diversity, equity & inclusion

Connect
Come to our best party of the year and chat personally with our many cool actors and fans. We want to see you! (either online or in-person!)

Have fun
Relish good food, friends, performances, improv games, but gift certificates to local restaurants, & more…

True Story Theater does 75-100 public and private performances and workshops a year. Our theater aims to honor untold stories from many under-represented and marginalized communities, including this year with people with disabilities, people in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, LGBTQ+ youth and seniors, and others. In the past year, we have led Active Bystander Intervention workshops in partnership with several towns’ Human Rights Commissions and schools.

We hope you can join us!
Can’t attend but would like to be part of our circle of donors? Wonderful! You can donate here or contact Amber(at)TrueStoryTheater.org to make other arrangements.

Donations are tax-deductible.

Details

Date:
September 21
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue

Elaine Shea’s home in Arlington
9 Lincoln St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Details

Date:
September 21
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue

Elaine Shea’s home in Arlington
9 Lincoln St.
Arlington, MA 02474 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.