Support community-building theater with heart by donating and/or attending on Oct 27th
About this event
Please join True Story Theater for an evening of fun, learning, reflection, and connection. Let’s come together to celebrate and support the healing power of Playback Theatre! All are welcome, whether new to Playback or familiar with this powerful form of interactive theater, long-time fans, or Playback actors from across the globe.
Please join us for our fundraising event, Thursday, October 27th, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Reserve your ticket to attend: Choose the ticket option that works for you: $25, $50, $100, or $5+ to $100+ You can even buy a “Table” for 4 -12 guests! Please come and give what you can.
Can’t attend but wish to support our work? Select the FUNDRAISER option when you donate here: https://truestorytheater.com/get-involved/donate/
Our fundraising goal is $5,000 for this coming season to support our work in the local community and help match cultural grants. Your contribution makes a HUGE difference. Thank you for your support! We appreciate you!
6:30-6:45 p.m. Welcome to Part 1 (Vision & Overview)
6:45–7:30 p.m. Community Engagement
Choose your own adventure from these interactive community-building offerings!
- Improv games
- Playback for newcomers
- Personal Playback
- Singing Playback
- Remembrance circle for loved ones lost
- and more…
7:30-7:45 p.m. Welcome to Part 2 (Performance & Vision)
7:45-8:45 p.m. Playback Performance: Stories of gratitude in perilous times
We live in times of many perils and risks, personal and wider-world. In the online show, audience volunteers will be invited to share a variety of stories and our performers will empathetically dramatize each.
8:45-9:00 p.m. Visioning, Contribution & Closing
Learn more about True Story Theater. Learn more how we are currently helping our communities to build bridges and deepen dialogue and understanding across differences.
More about True Story Theater’s Work
Over the past three years during the pandemic, True Story Theater successfully adapted our uniquely interactive art form to Zoom, bringing people together from both the Boston region and worldwide to share their stories about the unexpected challenges and joys of the turbulent times.
We asked questions and listened for the answers… How do we love and care for ourselves and each other in a global pandemic? We explored the nature of race, difference, and identity, both visible and invisible. Our active bystander workshops helped people learn to stand up effectively to bias and bigotry. Our ongoing open Playback workshops and classes helped participants see themselves and others more deeply and compassionately.
Please Join Us
True Story Theater does 75-100 public and private performances and workshops a year. We welcome and honor the many untold stories from under-represented and marginalized communities. This bi-annual fundraiser is crucial to help us provide powerful workshops and performances to many communities and groups that do not have the budget to hire us.
Our fundraising goal for this event is $5,000. Your donations will help us to match grants we have received and ensure that our programs are accessible to all. Even if you can’t attend the event, you can still donate, buy a ticket for yourself, or gift a friend.