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True Story’s Spring Fundraiser

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, May 14th – Spring Fundraiser
Please get a ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/149766111471

Please join True Story Theater for an evening of fun, learning, reflection, and connection.

A video (3min) invitation for you! From Amber, Amy and Tonia

At this year’s spring 2021 fundraiser, we’re taking a moment to look back and look ahead, to contemplate the pains and gifts of our COVID experiences.

Support community theater to build understanding and empathy, and hold space for personal stories around diversity equity and inclusion in Arlington and beyond. We aim to raise $5000 for this coming season and help match cultural grants. Your contribution makes a huge difference. Help support our theater of empathy at this critical moment.

This event is for people who are new to Playback or familiar with this form of interactive theater and long-time fans. All welcome.

Here’s the evening’s agenda:

6:30-7:30pm:

  • Welcome
  • Choose your own adventure. Pick from engaging activities including a sing-back group, a improv and Playback mini class, a remembrance circle for loved one’s lost during COVID, a space for newcomers to Playback, and more.

7:30 – 9:00pm

  • Playback performance: Stories of living in times of change
  • Learn more about True Story Theater: Hear how True Story is helping our communities to build bridges and deepen dialogue and understanding across differences

Reserve your ticket or make a donation. Choose the ticket option that works for you $25, $50, or $100, or $5+ pay-what-you-can.

Can’t attend but wish to contribute? You can also donate here: https://truestorytheater.com/get-involved/donate/

Details

Date:
May 14
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

Details

Date:
May 14
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 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.