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December 2019

Open Rehearsal – December

December 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Come join us! We are excited to be inviting you to Open Rehearsals. Sunday, Dec. 22, 3-5:30 pm Have you always wanted to experience behind the scenes? Learn the forms? Try your hand at Playback? Here’s your chance! For much of the rehearsal you’ll be invited to join in: for warmups, being a teller, and (only if you wish) for a time on stage with members of the troupe! Watch how troupe members rehearse for upcoming gigs. To attend, please…

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January 2020

The Invisible Work of Motherhood

January 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Tuesday, Jan 14, 7-9 pm Untold Stories: The Invisible Work of Motherhood A special performance just for mothers. Deep in your soul lives a knowledge as old as time: Motherhood is real work. You mother in a culture where that knowledge has been lost. This afternoon is about storytelling: speak your truth, hear another mother’s story, and then watch True Story Theater enact the journeys. Opening talk by Dr. Kumkum Pareek Malik. Wellesley Free  Library - Wakelin Room 530 Washington St,…

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Hopes and Dreams

January 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlington Center for the Arts, 20 Academy Street
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Saturday, Jan. 18, 7:30 pm We have a dream: what are our hopes and fears (for our community and for our country) in 2020? Location: Arlington Center for the Arts 20 Academy St. Arlington, MA

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Open Rehearsal

January 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Come join us! We are excited to be inviting you to Open Rehearsals. Sunday, Jan. 19, 3-5:30 pm Have you always wanted to experience behind the scenes? Learn the forms? Try your hand at Playback? Here’s your chance! For much of the rehearsal you’ll be invited to join in: for warmups, being a teller, and (only if you wish) for a time on stage with members of the troupe! Watch how troupe members rehearse for upcoming gigs. Suggested donation is…

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February 2020

The Invisible Work of Motherhood

February 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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free

Tuesday, Feb 4, 7-9pm Untold Stories: The Invisible Work of Motherhood An interactive performance of storytelling and live theater enactment for mothers: tell your story, hear another mother’s story, and then watch True Story Theater enact the journey. Opening talk by Dr. Kumkum Malik Wellesley Free  Library - Wakelin Room 530 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02482 (Venue is accessible) Free event. (event image artwork: Esther Maschio)

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March 2020

Layers of Belonging (Lexington)

March 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cary Hall in Lexington, 1605 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 02420 United States
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Layers of Belonging: Stories of Intersectionality Saturday, March 7 3:00 - 5:00pm Cary Hall, Lexington Sponsored by LexPride and many local community organizations. Wheelchair accessible. Assisted listening devices. Gender-neutral bathrooms. Free childcare available. For more information or to reserve childcare please contact LexPrideMA@gmail.com Thanks to the following partnering organizations: Greater Boston PFLAG Indian Americans of Lexington Japanese Support Group of Lexington Lexington Dept Human Services Lexington Public Schools Lexington Says #Enough Lexington Pride Coalition (LexPride) Lexington PTA/O Presidents Council Matthew…

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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.