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September 2020

Theater for dialogue

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map

Tuesday, September 29th 7pm Watch, listen, or share personal experiences. A week after the Town Conversation event you are invited to attend an online story theatre dialogue to reflect on the issues brought up for you. REGISTER HERE This theater for dialogue session will follow “Closing the Circle- Acknowledgment & Apology" on August 4. See more about the Town of Arlington Community Conversations You are welcome to share your own personal feelings and experiences–and fine to just watch and listen. Each…

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October 2020

Fall Fundraiser & Performance 2020

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map

TRUE STORY THEATER’S FUNDRAISER & ONLINE PERFORMANCE Tuesday, Oct. 20th 7:00 - 8:30pm on Zoom Support our 19th season of bringing theater of empathy to greater Boston. Suggested Donation levels: $25, $50, $100, $250+ We invite you to contribute at the highest level that works for you. We are super grateful for whatever you choose to give. Your support helps bring this unique theater of empathy to many people, especially to communities that do not have the budget to hire…

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Active Bystander Training

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map

Thursdays Oct 22 and 29 Offered through Arlington Community Education We all witness situations where we want, but may hesitate, to intervene. Will our response make things better or worse? Could we get hurt? Learn how to become a more effective active bystander, someone who not only witnesses a situation, but also speaks up or takes steps to defuse a situation or keep it from escalating. In this interactive, two-evening workshop, learn to evaluate a situation to determine a safe…

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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.