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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

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​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:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/needham-diversity-summit-60-building-bridges-to-understanding-tickets-38421902946

Location:
Pollard Middle School
200 Harris Ave. Needham, MA 02492

Details

Date:
November 18, 2017
Time:
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Website:
http://www.needhamdiversity.org/

Venue

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

Date:
November 18, 2017
Time:
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Website:
http://www.needhamdiversity.org/

Venue

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