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Sharing with strangers

September 13, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

- $10 – $20

Saturday, September 13 , 7:30pm

Have you ever offered help or hospitality to someone you didn’t know — or been the recipient of a stranger’s kindness?  Ever found it easy to open up to someone precisely because they didn’t know you?  Every friend we have has started off as a stranger.  Let’s learn from each others’ stories.

Our community partner for this show is The Time Trade Circle, a greater-Boston area “time bank” that enables people to safely and fairly exchange skills and services.

 

 

photo credit: Duncan (Flickr creative commons)

Details

Date:
September 13, 2014
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Cost:
$10 – $20

Venue

The Arlington Center (yoga studios)
369 Mass. Ave.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Website:
http://www.arlingtoncenter.org/

Details

Date:
September 13, 2014
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Cost:
$10 – $20

Venue

The Arlington Center (yoga studios)
369 Mass. Ave.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
http://www.arlingtoncenter.org/

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.