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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June 2018

Two Communities and River

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Foley Senior Residences, 249 River Street
Mattapan, MA 02126 United States
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free

Thursday June 28th, 2018 7-9 p.m. Two Communities and a River: The Story of the Neponset Greenway Extension What: An interactive community storytelling event guided by True Story Theater See a video with community organizers Vivien Morris and Diane D'Souza (go to 10min. 36sec. to learn about the event with True Story Theater) Where: Foley Senior Residences 249 River Street, Mattapan All are Welcome - Free event More info contact: Matapan.Milton@gmail.com Residents of Mattapan and Milton explore this opportunity to…

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Playback class – June 30

June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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$15 – $20

Playback Theatre class Focus: Fundamentals of hearing and embodying the heart of people's true stories with Christopher Ellinger. Saturdays, 3-5:15pm * June  30 * July 14 and 28 * August 4 and 18. To reserve your spot for the series or a single session email Christopher(at)TrueStoryTheater.org Space is limited. So priority will be giver to those who can come to more than one. If you haven't taken a Playback class, it's fine to come to one to try it out. Classes will all take…

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July 2018

Community planning dialogues

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Robbins Library: Community Room, 700 Mass Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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Free

Wednesday, July 11, 7-9pm Come take part in a Town Planning community dialogue #1 - about transportation issues and the Mass Ave corridor with an extra twist - True Story Theater will be reflecting participants' needs and visions. There will be a brief presentation about plans for the high speed bus proposal, then 60 minutes of interactive performance with True Story, and then time for people to give the planning department more written input. This program is supported in part by…

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Stories of Resilience and Support – Medford

July 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Condon Shell, 2501 Mystic Valley Ave.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

Thursday, July 12, 3pm "Stories of Resilience and Support" Hosted by the Medford Family Network at their booth at the Medford Farmers' Market Condon Shell Park, Medford Farmers' Market This program is funded in part by a grant from Medford Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Playback class – July 14

July 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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$15 – $20

Playback Theatre class Focus: Fundamentals of hearing and embodying the heart of people's true stories with Christopher Ellinger. Saturdays, 3-5:15pm * July 14 and 28 * August 4 and 18. To reserve your spot for the series or a single session email Christopher(at)TrueStoryTheater.org Space is limited. So priority will be giver to those who can come to more than one. If you haven't taken a Playback class, it's fine to come to one to try it out. Classes will all take place in…

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Stories of human magnetism

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
The Arlington Center (yoga studios), 369 Mass. Ave.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Saturday, July 14, 7:30-9:15pm ​When have you been strongly attracted to or repelled by another person? What qualities tend tp attract you or push you away? How do these forces play out regarding people in the limelight, such as political and media celebrities? Let's learn from an exchange of stories about ways to constructively manage these ​basic feelings​. The Arlington Center – Yoga Studios 369 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA The space is wheelchair accessible. TICKETS: Get a $5 discount on…

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Playback class – July 28

July 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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$15 – $20

Playback Theatre class Focus: Fundamentals of hearing and embodying the heart of people’s true stories with Christopher Ellinger. Saturdays, 3-5:15pm * July 14 and 28 * August 4 and 18. To reserve your spot for the series or a single session email Christopher(at)TrueStoryTheater.org Space is limited. So priority will be giver to those who can come to more than one. If you haven’t taken a Playback class, it’s fine to come to one to try it out. Classes will all take place in…

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August 2018

Playback class – August 4

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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$15 – $20

Playback Theatre class Focus: Fundamentals of hearing and embodying the heart of people’s true stories with Christopher Ellinger. Saturdays, 3-5:15pm * August 4 and 18. To reserve your spot for the series or a single session email Christopher(at)TrueStoryTheater.org Space is limited. So priority will be giver to those who can come to more than one. If you haven’t taken a Playback class, it’s fine to come to one to try it out. Classes will all take place in the True Story home…

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Nature in the city

August 11 @ 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 11, 7:30-9:15pm How have we noticed and been affected by nature in while living in the city or suburbs? Have we enjoyed bikeways, community gardens, been surprised by animals and plants? The Arlington Center – Yoga Studios 369 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA The space is wheelchair accessible. TICKETS: Get a $5 discount on 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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Playback class – August 18

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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$15 – $20

Playback Theatre class Focus: Fundamentals of hearing and embodying the heart of people’s true stories with Christopher Ellinger. Saturday, 3-5:15pm * August 18 To reserve your spot for the series or a single session email Christopher(at)TrueStoryTheater.org Space is limited. So priority will be giver to those who can come to more than one. If you haven’t taken a Playback class, it’s fine to come to one to try it out. Classes will all take place in the True Story home studio space…

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