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Transforming Our 2020 Stories – with Expressive Therapies Summit

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

- $25

November 14, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Part of the Expressive Therapies Summit

Teresa Dias, LMHC, RPT, Co-Host
Jason Jedrusiak, CYT, Co-Host

Transforming Our 2020 Stories: A Playback Theater Performance & Discussion
Over the course of the past months, we’ve been navigating the uncertainty, challenges, and occasional unexpected joys of staying at home. The courage of those who are working on the frontlines of the COVID crisis has awed and inspired us. The powerful and far-reaching mobilization and protest against systemic racism and growing disparities has moved us. The heartbreak of losing loved ones unexpectedly has angered and saddened us. Throughout, we’ve sought new and creative ways to sustain ourselves and support each other. As therapists, we have all been living and managing not only your own stories, but also witnessing and helping others understand theirs as well. In Playback Theater, audience members can volunteer to share their stories, or watch actors embody and perform stories using gesture, sound, movement, and voice. Come share your stories of struggle, hope, fear, success, and more on Zoom…and we’ll transform them for your delight and enhanced insight. Afterwards, we’ll invite an open dialogue, and discuss how Playback can be used online for working with the populations and communities we serve.
Cost $25.

To attend, please register with the Expressive Therapies Summit...once on the webpage, scroll down to find the date (Sat. 11/14) and click register on the bottom right of the page.
If you have any issues, please reach out to Jason at jmjphotography@gmail.com for help with registration.

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Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

Venue

Zoom video
MA 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.