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Friday, May 14th - Spring Fundraiser Please get a ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/149766111471 Please join True Story Theater for an evening of fun, learning, reflection, and connection. A video (3min) invitation for you! From Amber, Amy and Tonia At this year's spring 2021 fundraiser, we’re taking a moment to look back and look ahead, to contemplate the pains and gifts of our COVID experiences. Support community theater to build understanding and empathy, and hold space for personal stories around diversity equity and…Find out more »
Learn more and Register here for the Active Bystander workshop. This project is funded in part by a grant from the Holliston Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.Find out more »
Don't see anything on our calendar? At the moment we haven't scheduled our next public show. Stay tuned! We are creating and offering performances for several groups this month (which are not open to the public at this time.) Reach out if you want to envision a show for a community you care about.Find out more »
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.