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LexPride: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQIA+ Family Across Generations

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

- Free

All  LGBTQIA+ youth, seniors, family, friends and allies ages 12-100+ are welcome.
No charge, thanks to our sponsors!
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In this free, interactive performance, we will share stories of supporting and being supported by family – whatever the word support means to you. Everyone, at every age and stage of life, needs to feel affirmed by their loved ones for who they are. Here’s a chance to learn from each other’s successes and challenges.

As an LGBTQIA+ person, when have you felt deeply supported and affirmed in your identity? What did that look like? As a family member, when have you struggled to support and affirm an LGBTQIA+ loved one, and what have successes looked like?  How do these experiences look and feel different at different ages or within diverse family relationships?

During this event, the facilitator will invite audience members from various generations to share important moments from their own lives related to the theme. On the spot, True Story Theater actors will empathetically embody the essence of what was shared, using music, song, movement, dialogue, and scenes. After each enactment, the person who shared is invited to comment on whether seeing their story reflected feels true to their experience. This will be an event filled with creativity, warmth and insight as the actors strive to capture the heart of the stories we share and help us process them in community.

LexPride has enjoyed True Story Theater performances on many themes. At these shows, participants and witnesses often laugh, cry, feel connected to each other, and get fresh insights about their lives and community. This intergenerational event is sponsored by LexPride as part of our Celebrating LGBTQ+ Seniors project, which is supported by a grant from the Dana Home Foundation. It is cosponsored by Lexington Senior Services, Arlington Council on Aging, and Arlington LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission.

Details

Date:
January 29
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/244193568537

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States

Organizer

True Story Theater

Details

Date:
January 29
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/244193568537

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.