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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February 2018

Bystander Workshop (Littleton, MA)

February 25 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Littleton First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster St.
Littleton, MA 01460 United States
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Sunday, February 25, 11:30am-3:30pm Register here In partnership with Littleton First Church Unitarian and the Multicultural Ministries Committee: Bystander Intervention Training to address implicit and explicit racism and bias in our everyday lives. It will serve as an enlivening introduction to taking constructive action on three main categories: EVERYDAY BIGOTRY: When someone you know personally (e.g. a co-worker, family member, neighbor) says or does something bigoted, whether intentionally or unintentionally. PUBLIC HARASSMENT: When you witness someone you do not know being the…

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March 2018

Aging gracefully…at any age

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Arlington Center Yoga Studio, 369 Mass Ave
Arlington, United States
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$20

Saturday, March 3, 7:30-9:15pm Whether we are old or young or in between, how do we welcome (or at least accept) our age and changes in our bodies or abilities?  Stories invited from people of different ages and generations. The Arlington Center – Yoga Studios 369 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA The space is wheelchair accessible. Get discounted general admission tickets at: https://truestorytheatershow.bpt.me Tickets available at the door: $20-general, $30-Supporter, $5+ -pay-what-you-can

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Motherhood

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, 1874 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington,, MA 02420 United States
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Thursday, March 8th, 7-8:30pm Making visible the precious invisible work of motherhood Interactive performance for mothers. True Story brings to life your true stories, both rewards and challenges, in a theatre of embodied empathy. Location: Cary Memorial Library 1874 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420 Free event, donations welcomed. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lexington Cultural Council a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.        …

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We Are Randolph: Stories of Belonging

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Randolph Intergenerational Community Center, 128 Pleasant St.
Randolph, MA 02368
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Saturday March 10 2018, 1-2:45 pm We Are Randolph: Stories of Belonging * Free Event * Refreshments Provided * All Welcome * RSVP appreciated Location: Intergenerational Community Center, 128 Pleasant St. Randolph True Story Theater offers a unique form of community engagement by artistically dramatizing audience members’ true stories. Our work fosters empathy, creativity, community and respect. More info on the We Are Randolph series This program is supported in part by a grant from Randolph Cultural Council, a local agency…

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Next Drop-in Class

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Next drop-in CLASSES: Saturday, Mar. 10, 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…

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#Me Too – Public Conversation

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Robbins Library: Community Room, 700 Mass Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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Tuesday, March 13th 7:00-9:00pm Share what has come up for you in light of #Me Too conversations. We will create a safe space to hear and creatively honor different people's experiences. It's fine to just come and witness. Free event Arlington library community room 700 Mass Ave. Arlington This program is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  

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Media and LGBTQ+ Identities

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Melrose Public Library, 69 W. Emerson St.
Melrose, MA 02176 United States
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Tuesday, March 20, 7pm What Media Has Taught Us About LGBTQ+ Identities: Stories Across Generations In partnership with Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network and Boston Area Homeschoolers Queer Straight Alliance (BAHSQSA). Take part in an evening to explore this question together and see your stories reflected by True Story Theater actors. Seating is limited; please sign up online at the Library Event Calendar or with a library staff member (781-665-2313). This program is supported in part by a grant from the…

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Bystander Workshop (Sharon, MA)

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sharon High School Library, 181 Pond St.
Sharon, MA 02067 United States
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Sunday, March 25, 2-5pm Bystander Workshop with Sharon Pluralism Network Sharon High School, 181 Pond St. Sharon MA More info coming soon!

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We Are Randolph: Stories of Belonging

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Turner Free Library, 2 North Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368 United States
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Saturday, March 31 1:00-2:45pm We Are Randolph: Stories of Belonging * Free Event * Refreshments Provided * All Welcome * RSVP appreciated Location: Turner Free Library, 2 North Main St. Randolph True Story Theater offers a unique form of community engagement by artistically dramatizing audience members’ true stories. Our work fosters empathy, creativity, community and respect. More info on the We Are Randolph series This program is supported in part by a grant from Randolph Cultural Council, a local agency…

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April 2018

Stories of HAIR

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

Saturday, April 7, 7:30pm-9:15pm Our hair and what we do with it​ is often​ accompanied by​ societal​ assumptions, messages, and judgments. Our choices about hair often change at different life stages. What can we learn from each others' experiences of what hair means to us and how others treat us​ because of​ our hair? Stories are invited from people of different experiences, including gender identities, ages, races, and religions. The Arlington Center – Yoga Studios 369 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA…

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