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Fall Fundraiser & Performance 2020

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

TRUE STORY THEATER’S FUNDRAISER & ONLINE PERFORMANCE

Tuesday, Oct. 20th

7:00 – 8:30pm 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.

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:
October 20
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

Details

Date:
October 20
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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.