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Stories of Stigma

May 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

- Free

The Diversity Task Group of Arlington Vision 2020 invites you to witness:

“Stories of Stigma” brought to life by True Story Theater
Many of us have experienced feeling stigmatized or shamed in some aspect of our lives, past or present. Sometimes we have inadvertently added to the shame or stigma of others. What have we learned from these experiences? What enables connection and healing?

*All Welcome * Admission Free*
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016, 7pm-8:45pm

At the Robbins Library, Community Room
700 Mass Ave., Arlington, MA

tst_livbroch_logo (2)This is an Arlington Living Brochure event supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and co-sponsored by Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington Commission on Disability, Arlington Council on Aging, Arlington Human Rights Commission, Housing Corporation of Arlington, The Robbins Library, and Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network.

There will also be related training on Bystander Awareness on May 25th co-sponsored by the above groups – also free and open to public. Interested? Reserve your spot.

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Details

Date:
May 10, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

True Story Theater
Phone:
7816461705

Venue

Robbins Library: Community Room (lower level)
700 Mass Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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Details

Date:
May 10, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

True Story Theater
Phone:
7816461705

Venue

Robbins Library: Community Room (lower level)
700 Mass Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476 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.