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Exploring hot and challenging issues in the community

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

True Story Theater actors will dramatize what we’re hearing or some of what’s up in our community, such as: How do we address climate change?  How to reduce stigma for people grappling with opioids and other substance addictions?  How to support greater diversity and inclusion in our schools and community?  How to improve relationships between citizens and police?  After the show, we’ll have a talkback with many community partners for the two-year “Listening Project” funded in part by the NEA Our Town program and Foley Hoag Foundation.

7:30 pm – Performance
9 pm – Community member talkback

Arlington Center for the Arts
20 Academy St, Arlington, 3rd fl
(Accessible entry on Maple St. Then take the elevator to 3rd floor)

Get discounted general admission tickets at https://truestorytheater.bpt.me
Tickets available at the door: $20-general, $30-Supporter, $5+ -pay-what-you-can

* This event is part of “The Listening Project: Strengthening civic dialogue through storytelling theatre” which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Foley Hoag Foundation.

Details

Date:
May 9
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Venue

Arlington Center for the Arts
20 Academy Street
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Details

Date:
May 9
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Venue

Arlington Center for the Arts
20 Academy Street
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.