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This is EAST festival (Somerville)

October 11, 2015 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Sunday, October 11
NEW TIME: 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Hosted by This Is East

True Story Theater will perform at the Chuckie Harris Park by the new mural. True Story Theater will invite audience members to share stories about “Community: what we love, what wish were different.”

Come celebrate the hard work and dedication of the artists and community members who participated in the 3 new community murals at Chuckie Harris Park, East Somerville Library, and Caldwell Park near Sullivan Station!

The This Is East Festival event will have a storytelling stage, an amazing video walking tour, This Is East video project screening, music, food, kids activities, and more!

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded East Somerville Main Streets, in conjunction with the Somerville Arts Council, a grant to fund a placemaking initiative for East Somerville during 2014 and 2015. The initiative, called “This is East” will celebrate, maintain and promote East Somerville’s identity at this time of change for the neighborhood. This event is only one piece of a much larger placemaking initiative that includes video stories, other events and more.

Details

Date:
October 11, 2015
Time:
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Organizer

East Someville Main Streets
Website:
http://eastsomervillemainstreets.org/event/this-is-east-festival/

Venue

Chuckie Harris Park
Cross St. E, between Broadway and Pennsylvannia Ave.
Somerville., MA 02145 United States
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Details

Date:
October 11, 2015
Time:
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Organizer

East Someville Main Streets
Website:
http://eastsomervillemainstreets.org/event/this-is-east-festival/

Venue

Chuckie Harris Park
Cross St. E, between Broadway and Pennsylvannia Ave.
Somerville., MA 02145 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.