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Saturday, April 24th 7:00 - 8:30pm Get Tickets for "Stories of Renewal" Lots of changes are in the air. New leaves popping out... new presidential administration in power... new possibilities once we've been vaccinated... How are these affecting you? In yourself and in others, what ways do you see openness to change, and in what ways resistance? Tickets: $15 general, $5 - $30 pay-what-you-can, free option available Register on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-of-renewal-tickets-150949392697 Join True Story for this online community-building improvisational theater…Find out more »
Friday, May 7th at 7pm - 8:45pm REGISTER HERE Come to the 3rd event in our series with the Town of Lexington with a focus on "Uncovering anti-Asian racism." Part of Asian America and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month. Members of the audience will be invited to share stories about anti-Asian racism (in all forms, in all settings), and stories of what people have done that has been meaningful or helpful. Actors will transform the stories improvisationally; actors will include people…Find out more »
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. 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 inclusion in Arlington and beyond. We aim to raise $5000 for…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.