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February 2014

Stories About Getting Along

February 14, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlington Center Yoga Studio, 369 Mass Ave
Arlington, United States
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$15
Getting Along

We all want to get along …but how?

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April 2014

Stories about Assumptions

April 12, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Arlington Center Yoga Studio, 369 Mass Ave
Arlington, United States
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$15

Have you ever made a shockingly wrong assumption? Or had others make assumptions about you? Are assumptions ever helpful? Lets learn from each others stories…

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Using Playback Theater in your field

April 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leslie University – Porter Campus, 1815 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, 02138 United States
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Free

Join Lesley University and True Story Theater for an evening of performance, discussion and training to see how Playback can be used in YOUR field, with YOUR population, in YOUR community.

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May 2014

Stories of Spirit

May 10, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 9:15 pm
Arlington Center Yoga Studio, 369 Mass Ave
Arlington, United States
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$10 – $20
Stories of Spirit

Saturday May 10, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:15pm “Stories of Spirit” Our community is rich with spiritual diversity. Whether we identify as Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, pagan, Wiccan, atheist, agnostic -- or something not on this list-- how we hold the inexplicable mysteries of life underlies many of our daily experiences and relationships. Tonight we’ll share stories of how we’re nourished by own spiritual practices, of ways we wrestle with our traditions, and moments of reaching across spiritual differences. Venue is…

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November 2014

Party Performance Fundraiser

November 2, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arlington Center for the Arts, 20 Academy Street
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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$25 – $100

Click here to get tickets! >> Our annual True Story Theater fundraiser party will be November 2nd 1:00-3:30pm at the Arlington Center for the Arts. Please plan to arrive by 1:15pm. Join us for an afternoon with delicious appetizers, great company, and magical improvisational theater. Come help True Story serve communities in the Boston area and bring to life the "untold stories" with our community partners. We are looking for volunteers, silent auction contributions and sponsors to help make an awesome…

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September 2018

Bystander Intervention – The Conversation Continues

September 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Church of Christ Milton, 330 Edge Hill Road
Milton, MA United States
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Free

  Please join us on Thursday September 6th as we reflect on racial and social justice in our lives and how we are taking constructive actions to address everyday bigotry, public harassment, and obliviousness on a personal and daily basis. We will weave audience stories with live theater, role play scenarios and conversations on being a bystander/upstander. This event will deepen the dialogue started during the 2 previous workshops (prior participation not required for this event). WHERE: Church of Christ, Milton, 330 Edge…

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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.