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Stories of Welcoming: building an inclusive community

October 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

- Free

“Stories of Welcoming: building an inclusive community”
Hosted by the Columbus Elementary School

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Free event. Open to the public.
Refreshments provided!

What helps you to feel welcomed? How have you reached out to welcome others? What enables connection across divisions? Lets explore together what we know about building a welcoming and inclusive community.

This program is supported in part by a grant from Medford Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Details

Date:
October 20, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Columbus Elementary School
37 Hicks Ave.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Phone:
(781) 393-2177

Details

Date:
October 20, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Columbus Elementary School
37 Hicks Ave.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(781) 393-2177

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.