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Understanding Teen Dating Abuse

March 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Arlington First Step & True Story Theater present:
Understanding Teen Dating Abuse
What can you do if you suspect a teen you care about is in a controlling relationship?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
7:30-9:30 pm

In this free public workshop, especially for parents, guardians, teachers, and anyone who has teens in their lives, you will:

  • Explore or share incidents, feelings, actions, and thoughts on helping the teens in our lives navigate intimate relationships.
  • See True Story Theater embody common experiences of abuse in teen relationships.
  • Learn the signs of controlling relationships.
  • Explore ideas as about effective ways to intervene.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to info@arlingtonfirststep.org or 781-316-3219

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington CulturalCouncil, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts CulturalCouncil, a state agency.

 

Details

Date:
March 22, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Organizer

Arlington First Step
Phone:
781-316-3219
Email:
info@arlingtonfirststep.org
Website:
http://www.arlingtonfirststep.org/

Venue

Arlington Youth Counseling Center
670R Mass Ave.
Arlington, United States
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Details

Date:
March 22, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Organizer

Arlington First Step
Phone:
781-316-3219
Email:
info@arlingtonfirststep.org
Website:
http://www.arlingtonfirststep.org/

Venue

Arlington Youth Counseling Center
670R Mass Ave.
Arlington, 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.