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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 2017

Arlington Living Brochure – Sharing our learning

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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…

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Healthy relationships – supporting teens

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arlington Youth Counseling Center, 670R Mass Ave.
Arlington, United States
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  Saturday April 29, 1-4pm A FREE WORKSHOP for teens, parents, and allies. Join True Story Theater, Arlington First Step Domestic Violence Program & Arlington Youth Counseling Center to learn together: How do we support teens to be in healthy relationships? How do you spot the potential for harmful relationships? How do you offer support in a way that is going to be useful? AYCC will offer skills for preventing and intervening when there is dating violence. True Story Theater will offer…

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May 2017

Arlington Welcomes Diversity – filmed at ACMi

May 10 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Arlington Community Media Inc., 85 Park Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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Arlington Welcomes Diversity Wednesday, May 10, 6:45pm-9pm A filmed performance ACMI, 85 Park Ave. Arlington MA Come share and hear stories about how our towns and communities are working to be an even more welcoming place to live, work and play. See True Story Theater actors instantly portray the heart of each story using music, movement, and dialogue. Come be part of the studio audience. Yes, you will be filmed in support of the event–but you don’t have to share a…

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Next monthly drop-in Class

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Next monthly drop-in CLASS Saturday, May 13, 2:30-4:30pm 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…

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Stories of caregivers

May 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlington Center Yoga Studio, 369 Mass Ave
Arlington, United States
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"Stories of care givers" Saturday, May 13 8:00*pm -9:30pm *IMPORTANT: Note later start time than usual. The Arlington Center yoga studio 369 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA Wheelchair accessible What have we experienced and felt when giving significant care to others -- as parents, teachers, health care professionals, adult children with elderly parents?  What is it like to receive care from others?  In honor of Mothers' Day. Purchase tickets in advance for a discount off general admission: http://truestorytheatershow.bpt.me/ Tickets also available at…

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Stories of the ACA: the Arlington Center for the Arts

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster St,
Arlington, 02474 United States
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Friday May 19, 7-9pm at the Arlington Center for the Arts True Story Theater will dramatize important moments from ACA's history and contributions to the community in a special improvisational show before it moves from its long-term home.

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What’s in the U.S. Constitution?

May 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 49 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Saturday, May 20 Cambridge Public Library 10am - U.S. Constitution read out loud by the public 12pm -  True Story performance on "What does the Constitution mean to us? What are we looking to protect?"  

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Upstander Workshop in Newton

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Society in Newton, 1326 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02465 United States
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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 6:00-8:30pm RSVP here Learn how to support people targeted by bigotry. Workshop includes dramatically exploring the challenges of intervening, short presentations and handouts, and role plays. Co-sponsors: Newton Human Rights Commission, First Unitarian Society in Newton, Temple Shalom, The Walker Center, The Protestant Chaplaincy Council, Just Peace Players, Newton Highlands Congregational Church Parish Hall First Unitarian Society in Newton 1326 Washington St Free and open to the public. Donations appreciated. Refreshments and childcare provided. Facility is…

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June 2017
$5 - $20

Stories of exploring sexuality

June 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Arlington Center (yoga studios), 369 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA United States
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S​tories of exploring sexuality What does sexuality mean to you? At different ages​,​ how have you explored sexuality and what have you discovered? How ​well does sexuality ​contribute to your health and well-being? How do we form healthy relationships? ​ ​What are the social forces at play? The Arlington Center – Yoga Studios 369 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA The space is wheelchair accessible. Get discounted general admission tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2526577 Tickets available at the door: $20-general, $30-Supporter, $5+ -pay-what-you-can

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