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The Invisible Work of Motherhood (Lexington)

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

- Free

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Untold Stories:
The Invisible Work of Motherhood
co-hosted by Indian Americans of Lexington

An interactive performance of storytelling and live theater enactment for mothers: tell your story, hear another mother’s story, and then watch True Story Theater enact the journey.
Opening talk by Dr. Kumkum Malik

Lexington Community Center
39 Marrett Rd., Lexington, MA

Free event. Donations welcomed to support True Story Theater’s community programs.
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(event image artwork: Esther Maschio)

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

 

Details

Date:
January 19
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Lexington Community Center
39 Marrett Rd.
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Phone:
781-698-4800

Details

Date:
January 19
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Lexington Community Center
39 Marrett Rd.
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
781-698-4800

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.