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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April 2018

Talking about death with loved ones

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Unitarian Society in Newton, 1326 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02465 United States
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$10

Saturday, April 28, 7:30pm - 9:00pm "Talking about death with loved ones" It’s often difficult to talk with our loved ones about death and dying in a meaningful way, and so often the conversation never takes place. Learn from people sharing stories about meaningful end of life conversations. This is a city-wide event in Newton sponsored by Living Wisely Dying Well.  Throughout the course of the weekend there will be a variety of educational events throughout the city. For more information see:…

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Active Bystander Training in Milton

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Milton, 495 Canton Avenue
Milton, MA 02186 United States
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Sunday, April 29 from 3-6pm Bystander Intervention Training This training will build on the work of January's introductory session. Please follow this link to register in advance. Location: First Congregational Church of Milton, 495 Canton Avenue, Milton. Please park and enter in the back of the church. Courageous Conversations and True Story Theater present a comprehensive Active Bystander Training free of cost to interested participants in the greater Boston area. The 3 hour workshop will be tailored specifically to the work of Courageous Conversations and the needs of our…

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May 2018

#Me Too: stories about claiming power

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Robbins Library: Community Room, 700 Mass Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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Tuesday, May 1, 7:00-9:00pm In this performance, open to women, men, and non-binary, we invite ​those who wish to share how the ​#​MeToo ​movement​ is affecting you personally, at home and at work​.​ Are you speaking up more? More aware of your own and other's actions? What ways can we all make it a safer world for everyone? While it is critical that people are speaking up about abuses, breaking through silence and shame, in this event we will not…

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Next Drop-in Class

May 5 @ 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, Mary 5, 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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Stories of Motherhood

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
55 Chapel Street, 55 Chapel St.
Newton, MA 02458
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Wednesday, May 9th, 7pm 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. Free event. Location: NESCA Conference room in the office suites at Chapel Bridge Park 55 Chapel Street, Newton MA This program is sponsored in part by NESCA, the leader in neuropsychological evaluations of children and teenagers. original artwork image credit: Esther Maschio

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Stories of loving the enemy

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Arlington Center Yoga Studio, 369 Mass Ave
Arlington, United States
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$20

Saturday, May 12, 7:30-9:15pm​ Who is our "enemy"?  ​How can we learn to trust and forgive others who have harmed us (or our loved ones), whether personally or societally?  Explore this important theme through sharing our stories. 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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Community planning dialogues

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arlington Town Hall, Lyons Room, 2nd floor, 730 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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Wednesday, May 16 7pm 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. 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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Spring Fling – House Party

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elaine Shea’s home in Arlington – RSVP for address Arlington, MA United States

TRUE STORY THEATER’S SPRING FLING Wed. May 23, 2018, 7-9pm Food, friends, and fabulous collaborative funding at the beautiful Arlington home of Elaine Shea **Open to the first 50 people who get tickets** Get Tickets: $100 per person or $150 for two people Get your ticket now online or RSVP and send a check to 21 Linwood St., Arlington, MA 02474 Join a circle of people collaboratively sponsoring True Story to offer events that address timely social issues. As you browse through the…

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June 2018

Summer Fling – House Party

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arlington home studio, Linwood St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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TRUE STORY THEATER’S SUMMER FLING Sat. June 16, 2018, 3-5pm Food, friends, and fabulous collaborative funding at the Ellinger's festive Arlington home **Open to the first 50 people who get tickets** Reserve Tickets: $25, $100, or pay-what-you-can! Get your ticket now online or send a check to 21 Linwood St., Arlington, MA 02474 If you are sending a check, please select "RSVP (send check)" Join a circle of people collaboratively sponsoring True Story to offer events that address timely social issues. As…

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