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Promoting Elder Wellness

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

- Free

Promoting Elder Wellness in Your Community

Thursday, June 20, 1pm
Cambridge Senior Center
806 Mass Ave. Cambridge

True Story Theater performance to increase awareness about challenges faced by older adults.

Prior to the performance, a mini-Resource Fair will take place at 12:30pm.
Light refreshments will be served

This program is presented by the Cambridge Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition.

Pre-registration is requested but not required. For more info or to register, please contact Susan Pacheco at (617) 349-6220 or spacheco@cambridgema.gov

This event is sponsored by Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services and the Cambridge Council On Aging as part of the World Elder Abuse Awareness campaign.

Details

Date:
June 20
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Cambridge Citywide Senior Center
806 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Details

Date:
June 20
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Cambridge Citywide Senior Center
806 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 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.