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Stories of Neurodivergence

Thursday, May 2, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Within our unique selves, how do we face our limitations…and discover new strengths?  When we deal with people’s reactions to neurodiversity,  how do we handle painful ignorance (including our own)…or welcome kindness?  Let’s learn from each others’ stories.

Come to just watch, or to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences around neurodivergence.  Laugh, cry, and gain insights as True Story’s actors and musicians empathetically embody whatever is shared.

Suggested donation $5-20.  All are welcome–and ok to come for free.
At the Park Ave. Congregational Church, 50 Paul Revere Rd, Arlington, MA 02476, Fellowship Room on the 1st floor

Please register here (so we know how many people to expect)

Health protocol: Attendees who wish are welcome to wear masks.  Some masks available at the entrance to the room.

Sponsored by the Arlington Council on Aging and by the Park Ave. Congregational Church and the Arlington Calvary United Methodist Church

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture (ACAC), a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Details

Date:
Thursday, May 2, 2024
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Park Avenue Congregational Church
50 Paul Revere Road,
Arlington Heights, MA 02476
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Details

Date:
Thursday, May 2, 2024
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Park Avenue Congregational Church
50 Paul Revere Road,
Arlington Heights, MA 02476
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What happens in a True Story Theater performance?  Our events bring together the delight of improvisation with the courageous 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 feel validated, 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 basics 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.