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A personal look at Whiteness (for white people)

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Saturday, Oct. 5th, 2-5:30 pm
Creating beloved community: Courageous sharing about whiteness and barriers to conversations

Sponsored by The Beloved Community Team of St. Andrew (of Marblehead) and St. Steven (of Lynn) Churches – A diverse group focusing on the eradication of racism & social injustice.

Hosted by St. Andrew Episcopal Church
135 Lafayette St, Marblehead, MA

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We encourage participants to read White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Participants will be compassionately guided through an interactive performance and
a workshop designed especially for white people willing to take a personal look at race, white
identity, and how white fragility may get in our way of more deep connections. We will move
beyond the rut of blame and shame that often bog down conversations about race and
whiteness and move towards empowering each other to do personal reflection, create a
culture of support, and visions for liberation.

True Story Theater will invite audience members to tell moments from their lives. Then
the actors honor these stories through drama, movement, music and song. Audiences laugh
and cry, build respect, make connections, and gain insights about their lives. The
performance will be followed by a brief workshop to learn effective ways to support
ourselves and other white people to see our own whiteness, interrupt bias, receive feedback
in a non-defensive way as part of working towards racial justice.

People of Color from the Beloved Community Team will participate as witnesses and
allies to their brothers and sisters as we struggle to engage with this challenging concept,
white privilege.

Light Refreshments – Free Admission

Details

Date:
October 5
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
135 Lafayette St.
Marblehead, MA
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Details

Date:
October 5
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
135 Lafayette St.
Marblehead, MA
+ 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.