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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August 2019

Playback Class Summer Series – Thursdays

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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$15

Thursday, August 22 7-9 pm Mixed-level Playback Theater Class Focus: The many ways to "listen" You can drop-in for 1 class or register (helpful for us to know you are coming) for any of the 7-week series. Take whichever classes work for your schedule - being offered on Saturday afternoons and Thursday evenings through the end of August. Whether you’re trying improvisation for the first time or an experienced in Playback forms, these classes will be a fun and delightful…

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Playback Class Summer Series – Saturdays

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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$15

Saturday, August 24th 1-3pm Mixed-level Playback Theater Class Focus: Learning the "Playback Forms" Ever wonder how the actors do what they do? Get ready to see behind the veil and learn the various forms used in our performances, including how to listen to a teller's story through the lens of different Playback forms. You can drop-in or register (helpful for us to know you are coming) for the 7 week series. Take whichever classes work for your schedule. Classes offered…

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Circles of Support

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
The Arlington Center (yoga studios), 369 Mass. Ave.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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$20

Saturday, August 24th 7:30pm There are many different life circumstances from natural disasters to personal illness, relocation to giving birth, restructuring of family to loss of a loved one, where support from others makes all the difference in how we get through. “Circles of Support” explore these life experiences, the personal to the global/macro. Examples of what is working personally and community-wise, increasing comfort and acceptability around asking for help, and how there may be concentric circles of support reaching…

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Open Rehearsal – August

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Come join us! We are excited to be inviting you to Open Rehearsals starting July 21st and August 25th! Other dates TBD. Have you always wanted to experience behind the scenes? Learn the forms? Try your hand at Playback? Here’s your chance! For much of the rehearsal you’ll be invited to join in: for warmups, being a teller, and (only if you wish) for a time on stage with members of the troupe! Watch how troupe members rehearse for upcoming…

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Playback Class Summer Series – Thursdays

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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$15

Thursday, August 29 7-9 pm Mixed-level Playback Theater Class Focus: The many ways to "listen" You can drop-in for 1 class or register (helpful for us to know you are coming) for any of the 7-week series. Take whichever classes work for your schedule - being offered on Saturday afternoons and Thursday evenings through the end of August. Whether you’re trying improvisation for the first time or an experienced in Playback forms, these classes will be a fun and delightful…

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September 2019

Standing up to Climate Change

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Arlington Center for the Arts, 20 Academy Street
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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$20

Saturday, Sept 21, 7:30pm "Standing up to climate change: Stories of environmental activists" In partnership with Sustainable Arlington Arlington Center for the Arts – 3rd-floor gallery (above the Senior Center) 20 Academy St. Arlington, MA Tickets: $20 general, $30 supporter, $5+ pay-what-you-can Save $5 on general admission if you get your ticket in advance: https://truestorytheater.bpt.me Tickets also available at the door. * This event is part of “The Listening Project: Strengthening civic dialogue through storytelling theatre” which is supported in…

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