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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October 2017

Family Stories: Connect and Reflect

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Medford Family Network, 489 Winthrop St,
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Sunday, October 1 1:00-3:00pm FREE EVENT! True Story Theater and the Medford Family Network invite you to share a piece of your family story, and watch as the stories come to life in a unique and engaging theatrical performance. Actors will listen deeply to stories and portray the feelings, joys, strengths, challenges that emerge. Whether you contribute a story or simply watch and enjoy the performance, the audience will connect with one another and the actors through shared experience. After…

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Brookline: Bystander Intervention Workshop

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hunneman Hall in the Brookline Village Library, 361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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Bystander Intervention Workshop at Hunneman Hall in the Brookline Village Library Monday, October 2, 2017 6PM-8:30PM Participate in this engaging workshop hosted by the MLK Celebration Committee to share and explore effective ways YOU can intervene in difficult situations in your community. FREE! Adults and High School Students are invited! Seating is limited. Please register to reserve your space at https://brooklinebystander.eventbrite.com The library is accessible by Green Line (D Line); Library Parking Lot and On-Street Parking Co-sponsored by: Martin Luther King…

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Next Drop-in Class – Oct 7

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Next monthly drop-in CLASS Saturday October 7, 3-5pm At our home studio in Arlington All welcome. Share meaningful connections with other creative people, develop stronger improv and listening skills​, and have fun! Please RSVP to: Christopher TrueStoryTheater.org Note: You must register ahead. Location:  Home studio in Arlington, MA Price: $20 per class Pay by check (made out to “True Story) or cash when you come. If the cost is a problem please talk to Christopher. Hope you can join us! For more…

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Stories of Reaching Across Class Differences

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Arlington Center Yoga Studio, 369 Mass Ave
Arlington, United States
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$5 - $20

Saturday, October 14 7:30-9:30pm Stories of Reaching Across Class Differences Where have we encountered class differences (in our families, at work or school, in public)? What have been our challenges and successes in building real relationships? In partnership with Arlington Diversity Task Group and Housing Corporation of Arlington. 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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Conversations with loved ones about death

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The First Parish in Bedford, 75 The Great Road
Bedford, MA 01730 United States
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Wednesday, October 25 7-9pm Talking about death: illuminated through theater In partnership with The Conversation Project An evening event open to the public to support important conversations about end of life issues that affect us all. Death will touch everyone, but it’s difficult to talk about! According to a recent study, 90% of people think it’s important to talk with loved ones about their death, yet only 30% have done it. Using storytelling theatre True Story Theater  and The Conversation…

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Parent Forum: Encouraging your teen to have safe and loving relationships

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ottoson Middle School, 63 Acton St.
Arlington, 02476 United States
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PARENT FORUM: Encouraging your teen to have safe and loving relationships Monday October 30th, 7:00-8:30pm Ottoson Middle School cafeteria, 63 Acton St, Arlington For High School and Middle School parents Co-sponsors: Arlington Public Schools, Arlington Youth Counseling Center, Arlington First Step, and Arlington Police Department Malcolm Astley will give a short talk on his experience of turning the devastating loss of his 18-year old daughter into a gift of insights for other parents and families.  Malcolm has spoken at over 100 high…

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November 2017

Fundraiser Party & Performance

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Calvary Church, 300 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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$15 - $100

SAVE THE DATE - True Story Theater performance BASH! Saturday, November 4th Enjoy a True Story Theater performance & refreshments Learn how our interactive theatre has helped deepen dialogue on important issues ranging from human rights to climate change over the past 16 years Buy gift certificates for food, massage, and other great services donated from local restaurants, businesses, and True Story members and fans Support innovative arts-based work that builds inclusive community Location: Calvary Church, 300 Massachusetts Ave. Arlington…

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Upstander workshop in Needham

November 18 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Pollard Middle School, 200 Harris Ave.
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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Saturday, November 18 12:30pm-3pm Upstander Workshop Part of the Needham Diversity Summit Pollard Middle School 200 Harris Ave. Needham, MA 02492

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Facing our mortality

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Newton, 1326 Washington St.
Newton, 02465 United States
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Saturday, November 18 7:30-9pm Facing our mortality part of the "Living well, dying wisely" weekend conference First Unitarian Society of Newton 1326 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465

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December 2017

Upstander Workshop

December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sherborn Unitarian Universalist, 11 Washington St.
Sherborn, 01770 United States
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Saturday, December 2 2-5pm Upstander Workshop Hosted by Sherborn Unitarian Universalist

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