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.
Browse our events calendar below.
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Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network and the Arlington Human Rights Commission present: Queer Aspirations What are hopes and dreams for your own life? For the wider world? Personal stories welcomed from LGBTQ+ folk as well as allies. Want insight into visions, dreams, and aspirations of fellow folx? Want to experience a judge-free, brave space and connect with members of the LGBTQ+ community & allies? Through a theatrical performance by True Story Theater, come learn about Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network…Find out more »
What does it mean to be a patriot? Share stories of acting on our love for our country. Saturday, April 8th, 7:30pm - 9:15pm The Arlington Center – Studios 369 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA Wheelchair accessible RSVP or Purchase tickets in advance – discount off general admission: http://truestorytheatershow.bpt.me/ Tickets also available at the door: $20-general, $30-supporter, $5+ -pay-what-you-canFind out more »
Next monthly drop-in CLASS Wednesday, April 19, 7:30-9:30pm Where: True Story Theater studio in East Arlington Exploring Playback Theatre What helps sharing and enacting stories be authentic and emotionally strong? How do we stay present to each other to create a special safe supportive space? Together we will explore these questions through all the Playback roles (conductor, teller, actor, musician and audience) and through different Playback forms (e.g. fluid sculptures, scene work, song and movement pairs, and perhaps some new ones…Find out more »
Sharing Learning & Final Celebration for the Arlington Living Brochure project Thursday, April 27th, 7- 9pm at Robbins Library community room We will share what we’ve learned and hear what others have gained in this 2-year project involving 15 town committees. Enjoy light refreshments and improv theatre dramatizing the project’s impact. Learn about new programs (Arlington Welcomes Diversity and Arlington 4All) and give your input. Please RSVP to Christopher@TrueStoryTheater.org ARLINGTON’S LIVING BROCHURE • TELLING OUR STORIES • BUILDING COMMUNITY Arlington’s…Find out more »
"Stories of care givers" Saturday, May 13 8:00*pm -9:30pm *Note: later start time than ususal. The Arlington Center – Studios 369 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA Wheelchair accessible Purchase tickets in advance for a discount off general admission: http://truestorytheatershow.bpt.me/ Tickets also available at the door: $20-general, $30-supporter, $5+ -pay-what-you-canFind out more »