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Playback Class Summer Series – Saturdays

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

- $15

Saturday, August 17th
1-3pm

Mixed-level Playback Theater Class
Focus: Learning the “Playback Forms”
Ever wonder how the actors do what they do? Get ready to see behind the veil and learn the various forms used in our performances, including how to listen to a teller’s story with through the lens of different forms.

You can drop-in or register (helpful for us to know you are coming) for the 7 week series. Take whichever classes work for your schedule. Classes offered on Saturday afternoons and Thursday evenings through the end of August.

Whether you’re trying improvisation for the first time or an experienced in Playback forms, these classes will be a fun and delightful way to connect with others, listen more skillfully, develop spontaneity, and experience playback in an intimate, honest, and safe environment. This seven-week series, with two classes a week (Sat. & Thurs) will emphasize two important aspects of Playback, listening and forms.

Logistics:
All classes will be held at True Story studio loft
21 Linwood St, Arlington MA, 02474
Go up the driveway to the left of the house @23 Linwood St. and climb one flight of stairs to the 2nd floor of the garage.

Payment:
A single class is $20.
Classes purchased in bundles are $15 per class.
A class pass can be purchased for $140 and you can come to any or all the classes (10$/class!)

To sign up, please fill out this REGISTRATION FORM, and then complete payment online (using the PayPal link above) or let us know you’ll pay at the door (Cash, credit card, or mail a check).

Details

Date:
August 17
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$15

Venue

Arlington home studio
Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Phone:
781-646-1705

Details

Date:
August 17
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$15

Venue

Arlington home studio
Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
781-646-1705

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.