New to True Story Theater?  Please read description below the event.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Protecting Our Loved Ones

June 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

“Protecting Our Loved Ones”
Thursday June 15, 1-2:30pm
Main Hall at the Arlington Senior Center

part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2017 (read more below)

Come to a performance with True Story Theater to increase awareness about elder abuse. Witness dramatized stories of actual challenges faced by elders in our community, share your own experiences, and learn how to help.

Following performance we will gather for gingerbread from the Gingerbread Construction Company and coffee made possible by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs who supports the efforts of the COA.

Please RSVP the Arlington Council on Aging at: 781-316-3400 – they would love to be sure there is enough Gingerbread and help coordinate if you need a ride!

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day:
To address the worldwide problem of elder abuse The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations designated June 15, 2006 as the first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). This action globally affirmed the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. According to the National Center for Elder Abuse (NCEA), “elder abuse refers to intentional or neglectful acts by a caregiver or ‘trusted individual’ that lead to, or may lead to harm of a vulnerable elder.” Physical abuse, neglect, emotional or psychological abuse, financial abuse and exploitation, sexual abuse, abandonment and self-neglect are all forms of elder abuse. One simple way to honor the day is to wear something purple or a purple ribbon.

 

This event is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

 

image credit: JDHancock.com

Details

Date:
June 15, 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Venue

Arlington Senior Center
27 Maple St Arlington, MA 02476
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
+ Google Map

Details

Date:
June 15, 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Venue

Arlington Senior Center
27 Maple St Arlington, MA 02476
Arlington, MA 02476 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.