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Stories of Overcoming Obstacles — LGBT intergenerational event

April 17, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

- Free

NEW DATE: Friday, April 17th 3-6pm

LGBT intergenerational community members event!
A Performance & Workshop
part of the The Kate Thomas Initiative
Free event.
Please RSVP

Come to a performance & workshop facilitated by True Story Theatre, which performs and teaches a magical and inspiring form of improvisational storytelling. Audience volunteers tell important moments from their lives, which actors then bring instantly to life in word, movement and song.

This event is part of a collaborative series between Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services and Harvard University to create intergenerational programming for the LGBTQ community .

Theme: “Stories of Overcoming Obstacles.” How in our journeys have we managed to move through barriers to expressing our true self? What support has made a difference? We invite true stories of discovering how to claim and celebrate LGBTQ identities or other key moments in that journey…

Date: Friday, April 17th

Time: 3:00—5:30 p.m.
3pm – Food
3:20 – Performance
4:20 – Workshop
5:20 – Reception: More food & socializing

Location: Holden Chapel (map) in Harvard Yard at Harvard University.

Parking & Transportation: Parking is available on-campus or in nearby parking garages. Please call SCES for more information. Some transportation support may be available, contact SCES to arrange.

Details: Please RSVP to help us plan. Come for both the performance and workshop or attend just one part.  Sandwiches and light refreshments will be served.

RSVP: Please RSVP to the Eventbrite link or call 617 628 2601 x3151 or email lgbtcafe@eldercare.org.

The event is hosted by Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services, in collaboration with the Harvard College BGLTQ & Allied Students in the Sciences (HBASIS) group. This collaboration is named in honor of Kate Thomas, an Elder Care Advisor at SCES and Chair of the SCES LGBT Committee. Before her untimely passing, Kate worked with Harvard to create the series and the True Story Workshops are the kick off events.

Details

Date:
April 17, 2015
Time:
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://eldercare.org/kate-thomas-initiative/

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Holden Chapel in Harvard yard
Harvard University
Cambridge,
+ Google Map
Website:
http://map.harvard.edu/?bld=04330&level=9

Details

Date:
April 17, 2015
Time:
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://eldercare.org/kate-thomas-initiative/

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Holden Chapel in Harvard yard
Harvard University
Cambridge,
+ Google Map
Website:
http://map.harvard.edu/?bld=04330&level=9

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.