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Stories of standing up to everyday bigotry

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, Nov. 27th
7pm – 9pm (performance and debrief)
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Part of the Playback North America 2020 Festival

Stories of standing up to everyday bigotry

When someone you know personally (e.g. a co-worker, family member, neighbor) has said or done something bigoted, whether intentionally or unintentionally–did you freeze up or act? What worked well? What got in your way?

Or have you personally been the target of demeaning remarks and actions–from friends, acquaintances, or strangers on the street? Did anyone around speak up or offer effective support?

Let’s share our experiences to become more empowered. Stay for a debrief after the show and learn about the Active Bystander Intervention training workshops we have led 6-10 times a year since the 2016 elections.  We encourage PNA conference attendees to sign up for our workshop sessions Dec. 1-3.

Register in advance:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-of-standing-up-to-everyday-bigotry-tickets-128581473649

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

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.