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Stories of immigrant experiences

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

- $20

Sat. Oct 12, 7:30-9:15 pm
“The experience of immigrants in our community: An interactive story-sharing performance.”

What have been the struggles and joys of people who have moved to our community from other countries? Share a story of your own experience or of a close connection of someone who has come here. It’s fine if English is not your first language.  Come to share… or just to watch and learn. All ages welcome.

True Story performs improvisational theater with heart. Audience volunteers tell important moments from their lives. Actors then honor these stories through drama, movement, music, and song. Audiences laugh and cry, build respect and understanding, and gain insights about their lives.

Tickets at the door: $20 general, $30 supporter, $5+ pay-what-you-can
Save $5 on general admission if you get your ticket in advance here:
https://truestorytheater.bpt.me

At the Arlington Center for the Arts, 20 Academy Street, Arlington, MA

This is one of a series of events of “The Listening Project: Strengthening civic dialogue through storytelling theatre” which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Foley Hoag Foundation.

Details

Date:
October 12
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Cost:
$20

Venue

Arlington Center for the Arts
20 Academy Street
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Details

Date:
October 12
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Cost:
$20

Venue

Arlington Center for the Arts
20 Academy Street
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.