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A Playback performance is more than just entertainment. Audience members laugh, cry, get insights about their life, and feel an expanded sense of community. You can share a moment from your life and see it performed, or just come to watch. We perform monthly in Arlington plus additional shows around town.

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From Bystander to Upstander workshop at Needham Diversity Summit

November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, November 18

“From Bystander to Upstander” workshop with True Story Theater
Part of Needham Diversity Summit 6.0 – Building Bridges to Understanding

​Are you looking to engage effectively in difficult conversations and, perhaps, intervene and support people targeted by bigotry but don’t know how? Or have you ever been the target of demeaning remarks and actions because of how you are perceived?

The cast of True Story Theater will guide the audience through a series of scenarios –that include role-play and self-reflection—and help them become more comfortable with speaking up for themselves and others.

This workshop aims to teach participants how to shift from passive bystanders to active upstanders in an empathetic and respectful way. We can build bridges and be an upstander, too!

Event will be a multi-generational space – open to everyone ages 8 and up!

Register for the summit here:

Pollard Middle School
200 Harris Ave. Needham, MA 02492


November 18, 2017
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Pollard Middle School
200 Harris Ave.
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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