Thursday, July 14th, 6:00 -7:30pm
Arlington Community Center, Main Hall
20 Academy Street/27 Maple Street
ALL WELCOME, In-Person* (masks encouraged)
To attend in-person, please RSVP:
E-mail or call Shannon Murphy, COA program coordinator:
*Online is available too, register here for the zoom link
Come to a free performance of Arlington’s improv ensemble, True Story Theater, which is offering “Stories of people living with invisible disabilities.” If you live with a disability we hope you come and feel connected to others in the community. If you are able-bodied we hope you come to honor and learn from the experiences of people living with invisible disabilities.
Living with an invisible disability can come with many challenges including fear of discrimination or bias, social stigma, lack of understanding from colleagues or family, and absence of accommodations and support. People living with invisible disabilities also find creative ways to manage everyday and receive support that makes a huge difference, and to take joy in life.
In this improvisational theater experience, personal stories from audience volunteers are respectfully dramatized in the moment as short theater pieces. People often experience deep, respectful listening, honest reflection, warmth, and insight as the actors strive to capture the heart of each story shared, with the audience as supportive witness.
Come and share a moment from your life, or just come listen and watch as True Story Theater’s actors creatively embody each story in dialogue, music, movement and song.
This program is sponsored by The Arlington Council on Aging and The Arlington Commission on Disability and supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.