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Memories of Home

January 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

- Free

“Memories of Home”
with guest artist Oluwadamilola Apotieri-Abdulai, from Playback Nigeria

Saturday, January 30, 2016, 4:00 – 5:30pm

at the Fairmount Innovation Lab
Uphams Corner, 584 Columbia Rd., Dorchester, MA
Note: space is up one flight of stairs (no elevator)

* All Welcome * Admission free *

Come share and listen to stories on the theme “Memories of Home.”

When you think of home what images and memories stand out?  How has your past and present home shaped who you are? What do you long for?

DamilolaOluwadamilola Apotieri-Abdulai, applied drama practitioner and social art-ivist, is the founder of Playback Nigeria, using drama and theater for advocacy and empathy for children, women, and youth in Nigeria.

At True Story Theater events, audience members spontaneously share moments from their lives based on the theme.  Actors then instantly portray the heart of each story using music, movement, and dialogue. Anyone is welcome to share a personal story on the theme. It’s also fine to come just to watch the performance. See TrueStoryTheater.com for a schedule of performances and workshops.

 

Space generously donated by The Fairmount Innovation Lab,  a unique, cross-sector lab, incubator, and accelerator for elevating, launching and growing creative enterprises along the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line.

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Details

Date:
January 30, 2016
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Fairmount Innovation Lab
Uphams Corner, 584 Columbia Rd.,
Dorchester, MA, 02125
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Website:
www.lab584.org/

Details

Date:
January 30, 2016
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Fairmount Innovation Lab
Uphams Corner, 584 Columbia Rd.,
Dorchester, MA, 02125
+ Google Map
Website:
www.lab584.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.