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January 2022

LexPride: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQIA+ Family Across Generations

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom video MA United States
Free

All  LGBTQIA+ youth, seniors, family, friends and allies ages 12-100+ are welcome. No charge, thanks to our sponsors! Please REGISTER in advance to receive the Zoom link. In this free, interactive performance, we will share stories of supporting and being supported by family - whatever the word support means to you. Everyone, at every age and stage of life, needs to feel affirmed by their loved ones for who they are. Here's a chance to learn from each other's successes…

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February 2022

Stories of “Unexpected Love”

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map
$15

Unexpected love – a brief encounter or an enduring relationship with a person, a creature, a place, nature, space, time – can touch our heart and change our life forever. Love can come into our life at the least expected time, in the least expected place, in the least expected form, or in the least expected way. When has love taken you by surprise? What form did it take, and how did it touch or change you? What did you…

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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.