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August 2020

Playback Class (Wednesdays @ 6) with Jason

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map

Wednesdays 6 pm – 7:30 pm with Jason and troupe members Please RSVP to Jason by email at: jmjphotography(at)gmail.com We will send you the link to join! Whether you’re trying improvisation for the first time or are experienced in Playback forms, these classes will be a fun and delightful way to connect with others, listen more skillfully, develop spontaneity, and experience playback in an intimate, honest, and safe environment. The class will be an interactive, fun, and unique way to…

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Playback class (Thursdays @ 11) with Jason

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map

Try a Playback Theatre class on Zoom video! Offered Thursdays 11 am – 12:30 pm with Jason and troupe members Please RSVP to Jason by email: jmjphotography(at)gmail.com We will send you the link to join! Whether you’re trying improvisation for the first time or are experienced in Playback forms, these classes will be a fun and delightful way to connect with others, listen more skillfully, develop spontaneity, and experience playback in an intimate, honest, and safe environment. The class will…

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Playback class (Mondays @ 11) with Amber

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map

Mondays 11 - 12:30 pm EDT REGISTER: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEocOGprD0tSm0i10ogqPTvxP7MJBf2CA (Interested in classes on other days? Take a class with Jason on Wed at 6 pm EDT or Thurs at 11 am EDT - to get the zoom link please email Jason at jmjphotography(at)gmail.com) Whether you’re trying improvisation for the first time or are experienced in Playback forms, these classes will be a fun and delightful way to connect with others, listen more skillfully, develop spontaneity, and experience playback in an intimate,…

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POSTPONED: Theater for dialogue (new date TBA)

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map

This event is being rescheduled. Please stay tuned! (if you register.. we will send you a direct email with updated date and time.) Tuesday, Aug 11 7pm Watch, listen, or share personal experiences. A week after each Town Conversation event, you are invited to attend an online “story theatre dialogue” to reflect on the issues brought up for you from the town conversation. REGISTER HERE This theater for dialogue session will follow “Closing the Circle- Acknowledgment & Apology" on August…

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Online Playback Theatre Class – Ages 11-14

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map

True Story Theater invites middle schoolers and incoming high schoolers (ages 11-14) to two playful improvisational theatre workshops! REGISTER Wednesday, August 12 at 11-12pm ET. Playback Theatre is a form of improvisational theater in which actors dramatize audience member's real-life stories without scripts. In the workshop, True Story Theater educators teach Playback forms to students and invite everyone to share their stories— big and small! In a recent youth workshop, one participant exclaimed “I don't know how anyone could be…

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Open Rehearsal – August

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Sunday, August 16 3-4:30 pm Join True Story for an Open Rehearsal. Facilitated by Christopher Ellinger. To register and get the zoom link please email: AmberTrueStoryTheater.org. 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…

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September 2020

Fundraiser 2020

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elaine Shea’s home in Arlington, 9 Lincoln St.
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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TRUE STORY THEATER’S FUNDRAISER & HOUSE PARTY Note: Please save the date - if needed, this event will be hosted virtually for community safety precautions and an in-person event will happen when safe to do so*  Monday, September 21, 2020 6:30-9:30 pm (if in-person) at Elaine Shea’s home, 9 Lincoln St. Arlington MA 6:30 - 8:00 pm (if virtual gathering) on Zoom Support our 19th season of bringing theater of empathy to greater Boston. Suggested Donation levels: $25, $50, $100,…

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What happens in a True Story Theater performance?  Our events bring together the delight of improvisation with the riveting 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 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 basic 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.