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True Story’s Winter Fundraiser Online: “Where do we go from here?”

December 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

- $5 – $100

Winter Fundraiser & Online Performance – Thursday, December 9th,  6:30-9:00 p.m.
Get your ticket or donate here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/207413508387

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! 

A short video (3min) invitation for you from True Story Actors!

As we continue to emerge from the COVID pandemic, hope is on the horizon. We now live in a world where we have learned to adapt, cope, change, innovate, transform, grieve, persevere, and be resilient in order to continue living our lives at home, at work, and in community.

As we contemplate the challenges, losses, gifts and blessings of our COVID experience, we are taking stock of what this new world looks like, personally and collectively.

What has happened in our lives, and how do we feel about it? How have we learned to adapt? Who are we now? Where do we go from here?

Please join us for our annual winter fundraising event, Thursday, December 9th, 6:30-9:00 p.m. to share experiences that explore these themes, stories of our struggles and victories, and our hopes for w hat lies ahead.

Reserve your ticket or make a donation. Choose the ticket option that works for you: $25, $50, or $100, or $5+ to $100+ Please feel free to give what you can.

Can’t attend but wish to contribute after the event? You can also 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!

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. 

Schedule:

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
  • Playback mini-class
  • personal Playback
  • singing Playback
  • a remembrance circle for loved ones lost during COVID
  • and more…

7:30-7:45 p.m.     Welcome to Part 2 (Performance & Vision)

7:45-8:45 p.m.     Playback Performance: Where do we go from here? Stories of rebirth, resilience and transformation in times of change.

8:45-9:00 p.m.     Visioning, Contribution & Closing

Learn more about True Story Theater. Hear how we are helping our communities to build bridges and deepen dialogue and understanding across differences.

More about True Story Theater’s Work

Over the past two years of 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 of the pandemic, and the elusive return to a “new normal.”

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 TST.

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.

Thank you for your support! We appreciate you!

 

Details

Date:
December 9
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$5 – $100
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/207413508387

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

Details

Date:
December 9
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$5 – $100
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/207413508387

Organizer

True Story Theater

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.