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November Public Show: Stories of “Grief and Gratitude”

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

- $15

As we prepare to celebrate the holidays, the light fades and winter approaches, we are aware that we are living through a time like no other. We have each experienced loss during the global pandemic, whether it be the death of someone we love, changes in our work, our home life, a cherished relationship, a deeply held belief – something we never thought we would have to let go of. What grief are we holding that needs to be shared? How does gratitude carry us through difficult times? How can we deepen and strengthen our connection with ourselves, each other, and celebrate the gift of life we have been given?

Join True Story for this online community-building improvisational theater experience in which personal stories from audience volunteers are respectfully transformed into theatre pieces in the moment. Come to share a story or listen and watch as True Story’s actors creatively embody the essence of the feelings, moments and themes we all witness. Playback Theatre can offer new perspectives, a space to be seen and heard, a memorable artistic experience, and an enhanced sense of connection with and empathy for self and others.

Tickets: $15 General Admission, $5-$30 Donation Ticket (give what you can), Free Guest option available
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/206592211867

Details

Date:
November 20
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$15
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/206592211867

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States

Organizer

True Story Theater

Details

Date:
November 20
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$15
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/206592211867

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States

Organizer

True Story Theater

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.