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Racial/Social Justice series: Uncovering anti-Asian racism

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Friday, May 7th at 7pm – 8:45pm
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Come to the 3rd event in our series with the Town of Lexington with a focus on “Uncovering anti-Asian racism.”  Part of Asian America and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month.

Members of the audience will be invited to share stories about anti-Asian racism (in all forms, in all settings), and stories of what people have done that has been meaningful or helpful. Actors will transform the stories improvisationally; actors will include people of various races, including Asian American. We will have a couple of short breakouts to discuss stories and topics as well.

This multi-part series is meant to extend and deepen the work of the Town of Lexington to advance racial and social justice. By sharing, listening deeply, and discussing community voices and concerns, we will expand our vision for greater equity in our community. Sponsored by LexPride. Cosponsored by Cary Memorial Library, Lexington Human Services Department, and Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Lexington Council for the Arts, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Thank you to the sponsors this is a free event. Donations are welcomed to True Story Theater to support important community conversations.

 

Details

Date:
May 7
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

LexPride
Website:
https://www.lexpridema.org/about

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

Details

Date:
May 7
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

LexPride
Website:
https://www.lexpridema.org/about

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.