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Stories of Youth with Disabilities

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

- Free

A public forum open to all.  NO CHARGE, thanks to our sponsors!
Please REGISTER in advance to receive the Zoom link.

We welcome and appreciate your donations to True Story Theater.  Choose Donation Ticket (give what you can) if you would like to contribute – and thank you. 

DESCRIPTION

The Arlington Disability Commission and True Story Theater offer a unique public forum open to all, featuring stories of youth living with disabilities so the wider community can acknowledge and learn from their experiences.*  

In this community-building improvisational theater experience, personal stories from young people and other audience volunteers are respectfully dramatized in the moment as short theater pieces. People often experience deep, respectful listening, honest reflection, warmth, and insight as the actors strive to capture the heart of each story shared, with the audience as witness.

Come and share a moment from your life, or listen and watch as True Story’s actors creatively embody the essence of each story in dialogue, music, movement and song.

*This event will have ASL interpretation.  Tickets are FREE, thanks to our sponsors!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

We welcome and appreciate your donations to True Story Theater.  Choose Donation Ticket (give what you can) if you would like to contribute – and thank you.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, May 18, 4:30-6:30 pm – Public Active Bystander Workshop with True Story Theater.  Learn more.

Thursday, July 14, 6:00-7:30 pm – “Invisible Disabilities” honoring the stories of older adults. An in-person True Story Theater performance in partnership with Arlington Council on Aging and Disability Commission.  Stay tuned!

Details

Date:
May 14
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/329388348417

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States

Organizer

True Story Theater

Details

Date:
May 14
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/329388348417

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States

Organizer

True Story Theater

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.