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Sunday, May 31 - on ZOOM 3-4:30 pm Come join us! We are excited to be inviting you to Open Rehearsals hosted on Zoom video! Please RSVP to Amber@TrueStoryTheater.org for the link to join us. Have you always wanted to experience behind the scenes? Learn the forms? Try your hand at Playback? Here’s your chance! And as we are responding to the need for physical distancing, our rehearsals are now online using zoom video conferencing. For much of the rehearsal…Find out more »
Mondays 11 - 12:30 pm EDT REGISTER: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEocOGprD0tSm0i10ogqPTvxP7MJBf2CA (Interested in classes on other days? Take a class with Jason on Wed at 6 pm EDT or Thurs at 11 am EDT - to get the zoom link please email Jason at jmjphotography(at)gmail.com) Whether you’re trying improvisation for the first time or are experienced in Playback forms, these classes will be a fun and delightful way to connect with others, listen more skillfully, develop spontaneity, and experience playback in an intimate,…Find out more »
"ZOOM IN, ZOOM OUT: From Close-up to the Big Picture" TRUE STORY THEATER’S FUNDRAISER Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 6:30-9:30 pm RSVP & DONATE HERE $10 - $100 donations greatly appreciated! Come see a performance (or two!) and help support True Story to continue offering online Playback to the greater community at this critical time of change in our world. We would love to see you at this fun and inspiring event. Get a glimpse into how True Story is serving our…Find out more »
Thursday, June 11 7:00 – 8:30 PM EST Please Register for 6/11 show here (Next event in the series 6/25) We’ve got new stories to tell and to hear: stories that connect us in new and extraordinary ways to ourselves and to each other. Please join True Story Theater for one or more Zoom performances, as we share and listen to stories, bringing them to life through Playback Theatre—improvisational, interactive enactments of audience members’ stories aimed to offer empathy, healing,…Find out more »
Saturday, June 13, 1 pm - 2:30 pm How do we acknowledge and overcome our creative blocks and discover fresh creative juices? We'll be excited to show you Playback Theatre in ways we've never done in public shows before. To attend, please register in advance. Event suggested donation: $5 - $30 pay-what-you-can.Find out more »
Thursday, June 25 7:00 – 8:30 PM EST Please Register for 6/25 show here We’ve got new stories to tell and to hear: stories that connect us in new and extraordinary ways to ourselves and to each other. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to move our lives From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary—and back again. We’re navigating the uncertainty, challenges, and sometimes unexpected joys of staying at home; the courage and fear of working on the frontlines of the crisis; the…Find out more »
TRUE STORY THEATER’S FUNDRAISER & HOUSE PARTY Note: Please save the date - if needed, this event will be hosted virtually for community safety precautions and an in-person event will happen when safe to do so* Monday, September 21, 2020 6:30-9:30 pm (if in-person) at Elaine Shea’s home, 9 Lincoln St. Arlington MA 6:30 - 8:00 pm (if virtual gathering) on Zoom Support our 19th season of bringing theater of empathy to greater Boston. Suggested Donation levels: $25, $50, $100,…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.