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Building relationships across economic differences

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday, May 9, 7-8:30 pm
**Registration was closed at 6pm.

Building relationships across economic differences:
How do we reach out to give and to receive across the economic differences that divide us?  How do we acknowledge differences among the people we know?  In these times, people with limited means are likely to suffer more–how do we respond?  

An online performance (on Zoom).
Size of the audience will be capped and first priority given to people in the local community.

In partnership with:
Arlington Human Rights Commission,
Arlington Diversity Task Group,
Arlington Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Health and Human Services
Class Action

Register in advance for this show.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to sign in.

Donations greatly appreciated, please give what you can ($5 to $30+).

* This event is part of “The Listening Project: Strengthening civic dialogue through storytelling theatre” which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Foley Hoag Foundation.

 

Details

Date:
May 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States

Details

Date:
May 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States

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.