About performances & classes

A Playback performance is more than just entertainment. Audience members laugh, cry, get insights about their life, and feel an expanded sense of community. You can share a moment from your life and see it performed, or just come to watch. We perform monthly in Arlington plus additional shows around town.

Our Playback classes are friendly, informal, and intimate, an enriching experience for both newcomers and experienced actors.

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April 2019

Classes – Dropin

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Playback classes - ok to come as a drop-in but you must rsvp When: Saturdays 2-4pm (but not every Saturday) Where: True Story Theater’s home studio in East Arlington (note: space is up one flight of stairs) RSVP by emailing InfoTrueStoryTheater.org Description: In this class you will learn Playback Theatre skills. Playback Theatre is an intimate unique form of improvisational embodied storytelling based on empathetic listening. It started over 40 years ago and is practiced in 60 countries. You will also enjoy…

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May 2019

Stories of LGBTQ+ Identities in Changing Times (especially for seniors)

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple St Arlington, MA 02476
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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Free

Saturday, May 4th 1-3pm free event A time to explore "Stories of LGBTQ+ Identities in Changing Times" a Performance and Workshop for LGBTQ+ older adults. An event especially for seniors who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonbinary, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+:). First, there will be a performance. Participants will be invited to share moments from their own lives. On the spot, True Story Theater actors will capture in music, movement, and dialogue the emotional essence of what as shared. Then, there…

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Stories of Resilience and Support – MFN Celebration

May 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Medford Family Network, 489 Winthrop St,
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

Saturday, May 11 12:30 pm - 2 pm The Medford Family Network invites you to a special event... "Stories of Resilience and Support" A performance with True Story Theater as part of a celebration for the English@Large students. @Medford Family Network, 489 Winthrop St, Medford Share a moment from your own life experiences…or simply come to support and enjoy the performance. See True Story Theater actors portray the joys, strengths, and challenges from the stories that are shared. Free Event…

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LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Stories

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Arlington Center for the Arts, 20 Academy Street
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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$5 – $30

Saturday, May 11th 7:30pm Come to an evening of intergenerational exchange and community building between people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-binary, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+). At each event, participants will be invited to spontaneously share moments of their true life experience. This evening will be especially for hearing stories from LGBTQ+ seniors and youth. We also welcome families and friends and allies in the general public to come and support. On the spot, True Story Theater…

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June 2019

FUNDRAISER & House Party 2019

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Elaine Shea’s home in Arlington – RSVP for address Arlington, MA United States + Google Map

TRUE STORY THEATER’S FUNDRAISER & HOUSE PARTY Thursday, June 6, 2019, drop by any time between 7-9:30 pm Support our 19th season of bringing theater of empathy to greater Boston. Enjoy a house and garden gathering and fabulous collaborative funding at the beautiful Arlington home of Elaine Shea. Open to the first 50 people who purchase tickets. RSVP & Support TST here This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Please contribute at the highest level that works for you.…

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Stories of Fathers

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlington Center for the Arts, 20 Academy Street
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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How do we relate to our fathers? How have fathers and father figures shaped our personal development? What is it like to be a father? Let’s learn from each other as we share stories to explore this important and complex territory Arlington Center for the Arts 20 Academy St, Arlington, 3rd fl (Accessible entry on Maple St, then elevator to 3rd floor) Get TICKETS in advance and save $5 off general admission Tickets available at the door: $20-general, $30-Supporter, $5+…

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