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Media and LGBTQ+ Identities

March 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, March 20, 7pm

What Media Has Taught Us About LGBTQ+ Identities:
Stories Across Generations

In partnership with Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network and Boston Area Homeschoolers Queer Straight Alliance (BAHSQSA) and the Melrose Public Library.

Take part in an evening to explore this question together and see your stories reflected by True Story Theater actors.
“We want to provide a space for queer people who have spent their lives feeling misrepresented and for straight people who don’t know how misrepresented queer people feel” say Boston Area Homeschoolers Queer Straight Alliance (BAHSQSA) ​​members. “We are excited to see an accurate description of how we feel and bring light to the fact that we don’t see ourselves in the media.”

Seating is limited; please sign up online at the Library Event Calendar or with a library staff member (781-665-2313).

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Melrose Cultural Council,
a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

 

 

 

Details

Date:
March 20, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
http://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=rmp&lmx=%CFbe%22%A9%AFv&v=3

Organizer

Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network
Website:
https://www.queermystic.org/

Venue

Melrose Public Library
69 W. Emerson St.
Melrose, MA 02176 United States
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Phone:
781-665-2313
Website:
http://www.melrosepubliclibrary.org/

Details

Date:
March 20, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
http://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=rmp&lmx=%CFbe%22%A9%AFv&v=3

Organizer

Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network
Website:
https://www.queermystic.org/

Venue

Melrose Public Library
69 W. Emerson St.
Melrose, MA 02176 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
781-665-2313
Website:
http://www.melrosepubliclibrary.org/

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.