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Wednesday, March 3rd 7pm - 8:45pm “Who am I? And how did I find out?” Interactive theater workshop and performance: Exploring our stories of identity REGISTER HERE This year, Arlington Reads Together has chosen Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum as the community read for 2021. You are warmly invited to PLUGGED iN's March event, to reflect on the book's issues in a fresh creative way. (Here is a full list of related events taking place this…Find out more »
Saturday, March 13th at 4pm REGISTER HERE An online interactive performance and community sharing with True Story Theater What helps you feel safe? What does public safety encompass? How can a community support safety, belonging, and care for people of all identities and circumstances? How might we re-envision public safety in the community? How can we genuinely hear each other's perspectives to innovate new visions? You are welcome to share your own personal feelings and experiences–and it's fine to just…Find out more »
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.