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Live Arts Arlington – Roving Playback!

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

True Story Theater is part of Live Arts Arlington!

Friday, August 5th at 6pm

Broadway Plaza in Arlington Center

True Story Theater’s mission is to promote social healing through theatre by building empathy, respect, and understanding in the honoring of true life stories. In a form called “Roving Playback”, troupe members will ask passersby a simple question and have a 1-minute conversation. Then 2-3 actors will respectfully dramatize the emotional essence of what was said, using movement, music, and dialogue. Performers then check back with the speaker about their experience watching.

Details

Date:
August 5
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Website:
http://artsarlington.org/livearts/

Venue

Broadway Plaza, Arlington MA
Caffè Nero, 321 Broadway
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Details

Date:
August 5
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Website:
http://artsarlington.org/livearts/

Venue

Broadway Plaza, Arlington MA
Caffè Nero, 321 Broadway
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.