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A Playback performance is more than just entertainment. Audience members laugh, cry, get insights about their life, and feel an expanded sense of community. You can share a moment from your life and see it performed, or just come to watch. We perform monthly in Arlington plus additional shows around town.

Our Playback classes are friendly, informal, and intimate, an enriching experience for both newcomers and experienced actors.

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Parent Forum: Encouraging your teen to have safe and loving relationships

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Encouraging your teen to have safe and loving relationships
Monday October 30th, 7:00-8:30pm
Ottoson Middle School cafeteria, 63 Acton St, Arlington

For High School and Middle School parents

Co-sponsors: Arlington Public Schools, Arlington Youth Counseling Center, Arlington First Step, and Arlington Police Department

Malcolm Astley will give a short talk on his experience of turning the devastating loss of his 18-year old daughter into a gift of insights for other parents and families.  Malcolm has spoken at over 100 high schools, religious centers, colleges, universities, and governmental meetings.

True Story Theater will invite participants to share their thoughts and feelings about how we help our young people stay safe in their relationships. True Story Theater will use interactive, improvisational drama, music, and movement to enact and honor what is shared by audience volunteers.  All are welcome.  It’s fine to come watch and learn from what others share​.

Increase your understanding of risks that teens face in controlling relationships with close friends and in dating.  Learn how to support them in safe, loving relationships. Take away information on local and therapeutic resources.

Admission free!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency



October 30
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Ottoson Middle School
63 Acton St.
Arlington, 02476 United States
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