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Signs on My Neighbor’s Lawn: Hopes and Fears During Elections

October 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

- free

How are you feeling about the coming election and the state of our country? Need a safe, comfortable space to share your experiences and views, strong feelings, vulnerabilities, questions, confusion, and visions for the future, whatever they may be?signs-on-my-neighbors-lawn

Signs on My Neighbor’s Lawn: Hopes and Fears During Elections” is the theme for the Winchester Multicultural Network’s program on Tuesday evening, October 18 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road.

“Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, we all have hopes and fears in this election year and it is important for our community to share our differing perspectives in a respectful dialogue,” says Aba Taylor, the Multicultural Network’s Executive Director. “Sadly, the recently coined ‘Divided States of America’ couldn’t be more true in these times. As a strong believer in the power of personal stories, I think it is critical that we find ways to listen to each other’s political and cultural perspectives while continuing to stay in community with each other. With the Network’s mission to promote respect, appreciation and understanding of diverse experiences and viewpoints, we must find ways to embrace our neighbors no matter what side of the fence you find yourself on,” Taylor adds. “This event is not an evening of political debate or candidate-bashing, but rather a sharing of hopes and fears about our future.”

The program is free and all are welcome.

Details

Date:
October 18, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
free
Website:
http://www.wmcn.org/event/signs-on-my-neighbors-lawn-hopes-and-fears-at-election-times/

Organizer

Winchester Multicultural Network
Phone:
781-729-7100
Website:
http://www.wmcn.org/

Venue

Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road.
Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Phone:
(781) 729-1158

Details

Date:
October 18, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
free
Website:
http://www.wmcn.org/event/signs-on-my-neighbors-lawn-hopes-and-fears-at-election-times/

Organizer

Winchester Multicultural Network
Phone:
781-729-7100
Website:
http://www.wmcn.org/

Venue

Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road.
Winchester, MA 01890 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(781) 729-1158

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.