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Stories of the Port: Central Sq. Theater

February 25, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“The Port/Area 4: Stories of Belonging”

NEW DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 25th

6:30 — story & photography booth
7:00pm — Performance
at The Central Square Theater

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True Story Theater invites you to participate in an intergenerational story telling experience. Come share your stories and hear stories of residents featured in the Cambridge Historical Commission’s upcoming oral history book “We are the Port” by Sarah Boyer. See these stories dramatized with live improvisational theater performed by True Story Theater.
All welcome. Free event – donations welcomed.

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Details

Date:
February 25, 2015
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/true-story-theater-stories-of-belonging-tickets-15167303814

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Phone:
(617) 576 9278
Website:
www.centralsquaretheater.org/

Details

Date:
February 25, 2015
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/true-story-theater-stories-of-belonging-tickets-15167303814

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(617) 576 9278
Website:
www.centralsquaretheater.org/

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.