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Making Visible The Invisible Work of Motherhood

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

- free

Sunday, Oct 13, 2-4pm

Making Visible The Invisible Work of Motherhood

Deep in your soul lives a knowledge as old as time: Motherhood is real work. You mother in a culture where that knowledge has been lost. This afternoon is about storytelling: speak your truth, hear another mother’s story, and then watch True Story Theater enact the journeys.
Opening talk by Dr. Kumkum Pareek Malik.

Wellesley Free Library – Wakelin Room
530 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02482
(Venue is accessible)

Free event.
(Next shows will be Tue. January 14th and February 4th at 7 pm)

The performance on 10/13 is supported in part by a grant from the Wellesley Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

(event image artwork: Esther Maschio)

Interested in going deeper? Explore your motherhood journey retreat-style at The Unity Farm Sanctuary in Sherborn. To learn more about The Copper Pot Retreat Series, go to www.aboutmotherhood.com/events

Details

Date:
October 13
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
free

Venue

Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Details

Date:
October 13
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
free

Venue

Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02482 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.