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Using Playback Theater in your field

April 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

- Free

Join Lesley University and True Story Theater for an evening of performance, discussion and training to see how Playback can be used in YOUR field, with YOUR population, in YOUR community.
Location: Lesley University, University Hall Room 2-150, Porter Square Campus (1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge)
To RSVP: Contact Beth Chambers at echambe5@lesley.edu ~ Walk-ins welcome!
or go to: http://www.lesley.edu/EventDetail.aspx?id=15715&terms=playback

Sponsored by Lesley University’s Institute for Arts and Health, Creativity Commons, Drama Therapy/
Psychodrama Program’s Theater Beyond Borders Series, and the Division of Psychology and Applied Therapies.

Details

Date:
April 23, 2014
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Venue

Leslie University – Porter Campus
1815 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, 02138 United States
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Website:
http://www.lesley.edu/EventDetail.aspx?id=15715&terms=playback

Details

Date:
April 23, 2014
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Leslie University – Porter Campus
1815 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, 02138 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
http://www.lesley.edu/EventDetail.aspx?id=15715&terms=playback

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.