About performances & classes

A Playback performance is more than just entertainment. Audience members laugh, cry, get insights about their life, and feel an expanded sense of community. You can share a moment from your life and see it performed, or just come to watch. We perform monthly in Arlington plus additional shows around town.

Our Playback classes are friendly, informal, and intimate, an enriching experience for both newcomers and experienced actors.

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Stories of LGBTQ+ Identities in Changing Times (especially for older adults)

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

- Free

Saturday, May 4th
1-3pm
free event

A time to explore “Stories of LGBTQ+ Identities in Changing Times” a Performance and Workshop for LGBTQ+ older adults. An event especially for seniors who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonbinary, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+:).

First, there will be a performance. Participants will be invited to share moments from their own lives. On the spot, True Story Theater actors will capture in music, movement, and dialogue the emotional essence of what as shared. Then, there will be a workshop where participants can learn some of the powerful and fun skills of embodied listening.

Arlington Senior Center
Mural room
27 Maple St.Arlington MA

(On Sat. May 11th, there will be an intergenerational evening especially focused on stories from LGBTQ+ seniors and youth at the Arlington Center for the Arts. We also welcome families and friends and allies in the general public to come and support. Additionally, seniors and youth who participated in our previous performance/workshops for LGBTQ+ Seniors (May 4) and LGBTQ+ Youth (May 8) will be invited to perform some simple forms of Playback Theatre with the troupe.)

*All participants in the May 4 or May 11 workshops are invited free of charge to this intergenerational event.

This program is supported by the Arlington Council on Aging and by a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Details

Date:
May 4
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Arlington Senior Center
27 Maple St Arlington, MA 02476
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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Details

Date:
May 4
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Arlington Senior Center
27 Maple St Arlington, MA 02476
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
+ Google Map