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.
Browse our events calendar below.
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Thurs. Oct. 25, 7:30pm A Community arts dialogue: working together for the arts in Arlington In partnership with Arlington’s Dept. of Planning and Community Development Through interactive story-telling theatre community members are offered a space to have their experiences and perspectives reflected back with respect. As an artist or arts lover, how could the town support you? If you consider yourself a non-artist are you comfortable participating in town conversations about arts and culture? Arlington Robbins Library, 700 Mass. Ave.,…Find out more »
EXPLORING EMBODIED EMPATHY Begins Sat. Oct 27, 3-5:30pm Special class series: Exploring Embodied Empathy –adding ease and connection in daily life What can support you to develop practices of embodied empathy and to bring them to others in your daily life? Learn how to overcome obstacles and to develop practices that can give you (and others you care about) creative pleasure and empathetic listening. Participants are asked to try something out between classes with a friend, family member, co-worker, or group…Find out more »
Wednesday Nov. 7th, 7pm The AHS Building Committee & True Story Theater present: A community dialogue on what a new high school means to you. Through True Story’s interactive story-telling theatre, community members are offered a space to have their experiences heard and reflected back with creativity and respect. Audience members are invited to share their thoughts and feelings, and actors honor what was shared, through drama, movement, and music. From this simple interaction, people can gain fresh perspectives and…Find out more »
Wed. Nov. 14, 7pm In partnership with the Arlington Center for the Arts “The experience of immigrants in our community: An interactive story-sharing performance.” What have been the struggles and joys of people who have moved to our community from other countries? Share a story of your experience or of a close connection of someone who has come here. It's fine if English is not your first language Come to share... or just to watch and learn. All ages welcome.…Find out more »
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7:30 – 9pm Sharing Stories About Personal Experiences of Confronting Injustice: An Evening of Moving Interactive Performance Theater RSVP here United Parish of Auburndale, 64 Hancock St, Auburndale, MA 02466 What have you experienced personally? What has offended or harmed you? When have you acted or witnessed others do something–and did it make a difference? The evening will begin with an interactive performance using personal stories–a key to human connection. In an interactive playback theater performance,…Find out more »
Thursday, December 13, 7pm Facing addiction and building resilience (especially during the holidays) Arlington Robbins Library community room 700 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA, lower level 6:30pm vigil, 7-8:15pm gig, 8:15-8:45pm reception In partnership with Arlington Police Department Part of “The Listening Project: strengthening civic dialogue through storytelling theatre” supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.Find out more »