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What nourishes us? Stories of connection & purpose.

September 23, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Stories by and for seniors.  However, all are welcome.

Sponsored by the Arlington Council on Aging for national Senior Center month.

Lunch is noon-12:30pm (but you must pre-register with $3 payment made by September 18.
To preregister for lunch, either drop by or send a check (enough ahead to arrive by 9/18) to the Arlington Council on Aging, 27 Maple St, Arlington, MA 02476.

The Food Recovery Project will provide dessert and be available to describe volunteer opportunities in bringing food to seniors and others in need.

This program is supported in part by the Food Recovery Project and B.Good Foundation, and by a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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Details

Date:
September 23, 2014
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Organizer

Susan Carp

Venue

Arlington Senior Center
27 Maple St Arlington, MA 02476
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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Details

Date:
September 23, 2014
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Organizer

Susan Carp

Venue

Arlington Senior Center
27 Maple St Arlington, MA 02476
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 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.