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Fundraiser & Performance Party in Person

October 1, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Support True Story Theater’s 23rd season!
Please buy an event ticket on Eventbrite
If you can’t come to the event, please make a donation to support our work.
Or please come to our Zoom fundraiser & performance.

Location: The event will be in the backyard at the wonderful home of Gene Diaz in Arlington.
(You’ll get the address once you get your ticket.)

Rain date: Sunday October 8.

Schedule for the event:

  • 3pm – Arrive and introductions
  • 3:20pm – Mini-workshops (e.g., singing back your story, improv games)
  • 3:45pm – Learn about True Story Theater’s current community impact work
  • 4pm – Performance
  • 5pm – After party (in small groups, including Q&A with the performance cast)
  • 5:30pm – Farewells

Come for as much of the event as you wish.


October 1, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


October 1, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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.