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Giving our time: Stories of volunteering

December 12, 2015 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

- $10 – $20

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“Giving our time: Stories of Volunteering”
in partnership with Arlington Vision 2020 and GiveBackTime

Saturday, December 12th
7:15pm

Most of us volunteer. Sometimes it’s deeply meaningful at other times it’s boring or frustrating. What ​have been​ some of the best and worst moments–and what did we take away from them for our own lives?

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The Arlington Center – Yoga Studios
369 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA
The space is wheelchair accessible.

Discounted general admission tickets online


Tickets available at the door:
$15 (general), $20 (supporter of the arts), $5 (pay what you can)

 

Details

Date:
December 12, 2015
Time:
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Cost:
$10 – $20

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Arlington Center Yoga Studio
369 Mass Ave
Arlington, United States
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Phone
781-316-0282
View Venue Website

Details

Date:
December 12, 2015
Time:
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Cost:
$10 – $20

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Arlington Center Yoga Studio
369 Mass Ave
Arlington, United States
+ Google Map
Phone
781-316-0282
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.