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October 2020

Active Bystander Training

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map

Thursdays Oct 22 and 29 Offered through Arlington Community Education We all witness situations where we want, but may hesitate, to intervene. Will our response make things better or worse? Could we get hurt? Learn how to become a more effective active bystander, someone who not only witnesses a situation, but also speaks up or takes steps to defuse a situation or keep it from escalating. In this interactive, two-evening workshop, learn to evaluate a situation to determine a safe…

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November 2020

Elections: Community pulse

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map

Saturday, November 7 7pm A space to share your experiences, thoughts, and feelings about what's happened and happening with the 2020 Elections. What's next after Election Day? How are you doing? How are your communities doing? What's clear and what is still unsettled? To attend, please complete these two steps: 1) Register to get link to zoom 2) Contribute for your ticket - we suggest $15 general, $25 pay-it-forward, $5+ pay-what-you-can

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From the Ground Up

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map

Thursday, November 12th 6:00 - 7:30PM From the Ground Up! Our stories of changing places and changing lives: An interactive performance with True Story Theater to honor the stories of people willing to get their hands in the earth, feet on the streets, and open their hearts to imagination and action to help create healthy and vibrant communities. Come share your story about being part of Groundwork Somerville.. or the community groups making a difference where you live, work and…

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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.