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From Ordinary to Extraordinary – Our stories of COVID 19 – FOR FAMILIES

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, July 18

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

A special performance geared towards families with kids! Hop on zoom together to share your stories of what this time has been has been like for you.

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We’ve got new stories to tell and to hear: stories that connect us in new and extraordinary ways to ourselves and to each other across generations.

Our trained team of actors will listen to and reflect your experiences—your challenges, hopes, surprises, gratitude, and dreams for the future. Audience members can volunteer to share stories, or can choose to simply watch.

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to move our lives From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary—and back again. We’re navigating so much. We look forward to hearing your stories, from all ages!

The event will include community-building moments (with all participants on video) as well as short “break-outs” to speak in smaller groups.

This performance series is an initiative of the True Story Inc. Board of Directors to support the work of True Story Theater.

Donations to support True Story Theater are greatly appreciated! Suggested donation $15 – $30.

Details

Date:
July 18
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

Details

Date:
July 18
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

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.