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Layers of Belonging (Lexington)

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

- free

Layers of Belonging: Stories of Intersectionality

Saturday, March 7
3 – 5 pm
Cary Hall, Lexington

Belonging – or not? Come share and hear stories of how our multiple social identities impact whether or not we feel we belong (and how others treat us.) We will explore identities such as gender, sexuality, religion, race, ability, age.

We will conclude with a wrap-up about how we can incorporate insights into our daily lives at work and elsewhere.

Free event and open to all. Free childcare available.
Wheelchair accessible. Certified service dogs allowed. Assistive listening devices available. ASL interpreted. Gender-neutral bathrooms are available.

For more information or to reserve childcare please contact LexPrideMA@gmail.com

 

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lexington Council for the Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Sponsored by LexPride and many local community organizations. Thanks to the following partnering organizations:

Greater Boston PFLAG
Indian Americans of Lexington
Japanese Support Group of Lexington
Lexington Dept Human Services
Lexington Public Schools
Lexington Says #Enough
Lexington Pride Coalition (LexPride)
Lexington PTA/O Presidents Council
Matthew Cohen, Town Meeting
Munroe Center for the Arts
Representative Michelle Ciccolo
Sairey Luterman Grief Support, Inc.
School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) LGBTQIA+ Task Force
The Welcoming Congregation Coordinating Committee of Follen Church

Details

Date:
March 7
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
free

Venue

Cary Hall in Lexington
1605 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 02420 United States
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Details

Date:
March 7
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
free

Venue

Cary Hall in Lexington
1605 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 02420 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.