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FUNDRAISER & House Party 2019

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

TRUE STORY THEATER’S FUNDRAISER & HOUSE PARTY
Thursday, June 6, 2019, drop by any time between 7-9:30 pm
Elaine Shea’s home, 9 Lincoln St. Arlington MA

Support our 19th season of bringing theater of empathy to greater Boston.
Enjoy a house and garden gathering and fabulous collaborative funding at the beautiful Arlington home of Elaine Shea.
RSVP & Support TST here

Suggested Donation levels: $25, $50, $100, $250+
We invite you to contribute at the highest level that works for you. We are super grateful for whatever you choose to give. Your support helps bring this unique theater of empathy to many people, especially to communities that do not have the budget to hire True Story, so these powerful experiences can be much more accessible.
Plus, at the event you will have the opportunity to buy gift certificates donated by local businesses and all proceeds will go to True Story Theater!
If you cannot attend, you can also donate (no fees) through paypal: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/2221265

Why come?

Support True Story
Know that your donation matters: we must match the important grant we received from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Discover
Learn more of the social impact of True Story’s recent work throughout greater Boston. See mini-performances related to two of our current themes: (1) climate change, (2) diversity and inclusion in our community.

Connect
Come to our best party of the year and chat personally with our many cool actors and fans. We want to see you!

Have fun
Relish good food, friends, performances, improv games, but gift certificates to local restaurants, & more…

True Story Theater does 75-100 public and private performances and workshops a year. Our theater aims to honor untold stories from many under-represented and marginalized communities, including this year with people with disabilities, people in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, LGBTQ+ youth and seniors, and others. In the past year, we have led Active Bystander Intervention workshops in partnership with several towns’ Human Rights Commissions and schools.

We hope you can join us!
Can’t attend but would like to be part of our circle of donors? Wonderful! Make a donation here or contact Amber(at)TrueStoryTheater.org to make other arrangements.

Donations are tax deductible.

Details

Date:
June 6
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Website:
https://truestoryparty.bpt.me

Venue

Elaine Shea’s home in Arlington
9 Lincoln St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Details

Date:
June 6
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Website:
https://truestoryparty.bpt.me

Venue

Elaine Shea’s home in Arlington
9 Lincoln St.
Arlington, MA 02474 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.