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Visible and invisible: stories of living with disability

October 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

- FREE

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True Story Theater and The Arlington Disability Commission invite you to an evening to share stories on the theme:
“Visible & Invisible: Stories of living with disability”

Wednesday, October 14th
7:00pm -8:45pm
Free performance!

Within ourselves, how do we face our limitations…and discover new strengths? When we deal with people’s reactions to disability, how do we handle painful ignorance (including our own)…or welcome kindness? Let’s learn from each others’ stories.

Learn how to get involved with the Arlington Disability Commission and support their mission to insure that people with disabilities (visible and invisible) have equal access to Town facilities, services and programs.

This is an Arlington’s Living Brochure project supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Details

Date:
October 14, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Cost:
FREE

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Robbins Library: Community Room (lower level)
700 Mass Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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Details

Date:
October 14, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Cost:
FREE

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Robbins Library: Community Room (lower level)
700 Mass Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
+ Google Map

What happens in a True Story Theater performance?  Our events bring together the delight of improvisation with the courageous 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 feel validated, 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 basics 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.