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Stories of Welcoming – Medford Library

December 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

- Free

Thursday, December 15, 2016
6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: The Medford Public Library, Community Room
111 High St., Medford, MA Wheelchair accessible

What helps you to feel welcomed?
How have you reached out to welcome others?
Let’s explore together what we know about building a welcoming
and inclusive community.

At True Story Theater events, audience members are invited to share moments from their lives based on the evening’s theme. Actors then instantly portray the heart of each story using music, movement, and dialogue. Anyone is welcome to share a personal story on the theme or just to watch the performance.

* Free Event * All Welcome * Refreshments provided *
Please RSVP: https://storiesofwelcoming.eventbrite.com

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:
December 15, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Medford Public Library
111 High St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Phone:
(781) 395-7950

Details

Date:
December 15, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Medford Public Library
111 High St.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(781) 395-7950

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.