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Stories of personal and community resilience during the pandemic

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

STORIES OF PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE during the pandemic

Saturday, April 11, 2pm-3:30pm – On Zoom video conference
In partnership with Sustainable Arlington and Envision Arlington

You must register in advance to get the link and password to join in.
RSVP using this registration form

What to expect in the online show
How are we doing as a community during this scary time? True Story Theater will help us explore what grounds us in this turbulent time, and ways we have been giving and receiving support, personally and as a community. After volunteers speak, the actors will embody the emotional essence of what was shared, using movement, music, and dialogue. Once or twice during the event, we’ll also be in online “breakout rooms” to talk briefly with one other participant about how we’ve been doing this past month and to talk about the show.
Please arrive 5 -10 min before the start time – to help get settled with the basic controls and support the success of this online event.

Donations appreciated!  $5 – $25+   All contributions are matched 1:1 by the NEA.

This event is part of “The Listening Project: Strengthening civic dialogue through storytelling theatre” which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Foley Hoag Foundation.

Details

Date:
April 11
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

Details

Date:
April 11
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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.