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Online Playback Theatre Class for Kids

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday July 15
(also offered Sunday, July 12)
11- 12pm

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One-hour playful improvisational theatre workshops for any and every child (ages 6-11)

Just for kids! Try something new and creative that increases trust, spontaneity, listening abilities, empathy, acting skills, and playfulness!

  • Be introduced the basic rules of improv
  • Learn how to share real-life stories
  • Practice and build empathy from other student’s perspectives through listening and acting out Playback scenes
  • Become more comfortable in speaking up and performing
  • Experience the creative and lively potential of video

Playback Theater is a form of improvisational theater in which actors play-back audience member’s real-life stories without scripts. In the workshop, True Story Theatre educators teach beginner Playback forms to students and invite all children to share their stories— big and small!


  • Computer access to Wifi and camera sharing abilities
  • A guardian or adult close by to help their child with tech support and any off-screen needs
  • If available, a quiet(er) space with enough room to move around comfortably onscreen.
  • No prior acting experience required.

Children with particular physical, emotional, and intellectual differences are invited to apply. Prior communication with facilitators will be required, to ensure support for the student while in the workshop — email Francidumar(at)


Zoom video
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Zoom video
MA 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.