New to True Story Theater?  Please read description below the event.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Stories of people with invisible disabilities or neurodiversity

April 15, 2023 @ 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 disabilities or 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 invisible disabilities or neurodiversity.  Laugh, cry, and gain insights as True Story’s actors and musicians empathetically embody whatever is shared.

Please register here.

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.


Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map


Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

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.