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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March 2019

Lift Every Voice! Stories of communication

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

Saturday, March 9 7:30 pm Lift Every Voice! We live in the world of communication, where how we listen, what we hear, and what we say, shapes our relationships and what we experience as possible. How are you listening to the people in your life and the larger conversations in society? What do you hear? Can you speak? Are you heard? These are the concerns that constitute the fabric of our lives. Come share your experiences of the power and…

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Class series – Playback 201

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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When: Saturdays afternoons, 1-3pm,  starting March 23 (6 classes total) 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, (skipping 4/20 holiday weekend), 4/27, 5/11 Where: True Story Theater’s home studio in East Arlington (note: space is up one flight of stairs) Register here: https://bpt.me/4095055 Note: When registering, please select the correct date from the drop-down menu: "Sat Mar 23, 2019, 1:00 PM" for the Playback 201 series. Description: In this intermediate class you will deepen your Playback Theatre skills. Playback Theatre is an intimate unique form of improvisational embodied…

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Class Series – Playback 101 (Thurs. 7PM)

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Playback 101 When: Thursday evenings, 7-9pm,  starting March 28 (6 classes total) 3/28- 5/2 (sequential) Where: True Story Theater’s home studio in East Arlington (note: space is up one flight of stairs) Register here: https://bpt.me/4095055 Note: When registering, please select the correct date from the drop-down menu: "Thu Mar 28, 2019, 7:00 PM" for the Playback 101 series. 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…

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What sustains you in difficult times?

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston Medical Center, 820 Harrison Ave, FGH Building, Carter Conference Center
Boston, 02118 United States
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Free

Friday, March 29th 6:30 pm -8 pm What sustains you in difficult times? A public performance with True Story Theater Hosted by Boston Medical Center Cancer Support Services Boston Medical Center FGH Building, 820 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA (Venue is accessible with ramps at front and side entry)

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May 2019

Class series – Playback 102

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Playback 102 When: Thursday evenings, 7-9pm,  starting May 16(6 classes total) 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 Where: True Story Theater’s home studio in East Arlington (note: space is up one flight of stairs) Register here: https://bpt.me/4095055 Note: When registering, please select the correct date from the drop-down menu: "Thu May 16, 2019, 7:00 PM" for the Playback 102 series. Description: In this class you will learn Playback Theatre skills. Playback Theatre is an intimate unique form of improvisational embodied storytelling based on empathetic…

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Class series – Playback 202

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Playback 202 When: Saturday afternoons, 1-3pm,  starting May 18 (6 classes total) 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22 Where: True Story Theater’s home studio in East Arlington (note: space is up one flight of stairs) Register here: https://bpt.me/4095055 Note: When registering, please select the correct date from the drop-down menu: "Sat May 18, 2019, 1:00 PM" for the Playback 202 series. Description: In this intermediate class you will deepen your Playback Theatre skills. Playback Theatre is an intimate unique form of improvisational embodied storytelling based…

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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. (Available soon!) What to expect? As you browse through the cozy house, appetizers, desserts, and drink in hand, you’ll learn about various performance…

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