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Fundraiser Performance Party

Support True Story Theater’s 24th season! Sunday 9/29, 3-5:30pm ( Rain date: Sunday 10/6) Please buy an event ticket on Eventbrite If you can’t come to the event, please make a […]

Stories of Neurodivergence

Robbins Library: Community Room (lower level) 700 Mass Ave., Arlington, MA, United States

Within our unique selves, how do we face our limitations…and discover new strengths?  When we deal with people’s reactions to neurodiversity,  how do we handle painful ignorance (including our own)…or […]

What happens in a True Story Theater performance?  Our events bring together the delight of improvisation with the courageous 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 feel validated, 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 basics 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.