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Stories of Resilience and Recovery around Addiction

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday, June 29th
7:00 – 8:30 pm EDT

In partnership with Make-It Springfield

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Join True Story for this online community-building improvisational theatre experience in which personal stories from audience volunteers are transformed respectfully into theatre pieces on the spot.

This event is especially for anyone who is touched by addiction, either on your own journey with recovery and/or supporting loved ones.

Come share in the struggles, challenges, resilience and support around addiction and recovery in these isolating times . Help lift the stigma and share what it is really like. What’s been helping you? What’s been especially hard? What’s seen? What’s unseen? What feels important to share about your journey?

Our theater can offer some new perspective, a space to be seen and better understood, a memorable arts experience, and an enhanced sense of connection and empathy for others.

Follow-up resources on addiction recovery and support will be available.

This event is being offered for free. If you are able to donate we greatly appreciate your contribution.

Want to take a theater workshop?
Come to a 90 min intro to Playback Theatre workshop with True Story Theater:
Monday, July 6th at 7pm. Register here. Or join for one of our class series 

Plus check out more offerings in Western MA with Playback Theatre NOW

Thank you to the generous support for the arts!
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

 

Details

Date:
June 29
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

Details

Date:
June 29
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

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 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.