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August 2020

Online Playback Theatre Class – Ages 11-14

August 5 @ 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 Attend one or both dates: Wednesday, August 5 and 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…

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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 (sorry this rehearsal is cancelled. We hope to reschedule another one soon! Email us if you want to get an update.) 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…

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Active Bystander Practice Group

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map
$5 – $15

Have you participated in True Story's Bystander Intervention Training? Want to practice your skills? Is there a conversation you want to have with someone about a harmful thing they said, but you need a little more courage and practice before meeting with them? This is a wonderful opportunity to bring your specific questions regarding intervening or conversing with people after they make biased remarks. We will be using breakout rooms and your personal scenarios to practice building our skills around…

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Stories of SUMMER across generations

August 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map
$15

Wednesday, Aug. 19 10:30am - 12:00pm ET REGISTER here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqfumpqzkpH9ZvSbaB5TNOt7Uyz5IX7Exb Share your summertime stories. Summer often is a time of change of our daily routines. It also is a time that often evokes memories from the past. If it be vacations at the beach with family, barbecues in the neighborhood, biking around town, or eating melting ice cream, we all have stories of our experiences in summer. What pleasures of summer do you still get to experience this year, and what…

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Active Bystander Practice Group

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map
$5 – $15

Have you participated in True Story's Bystander Intervention Training? Want to practice your skills? Is there a conversation you want to have with someone about a harmful thing they said, but you need a little more courage and practice before meeting with them? This is a wonderful opportunity to bring your specific questions regarding intervening or conversing with people after they make biased remarks. We will be using breakout rooms and your personal scenarios to practice building our skills around…

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Playback Class (Wednesdays @ 6) with Jason

August 19 @ 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 20 @ 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 24 @ 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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Playback Class (Wednesdays @ 6) with Jason

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map
$5 – $20

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 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map
$5 – $20

Try a Playback Theatre class on Zoom video! Offered Thursdays 11:00 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 31 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map
$5 – $20

Mondays 11:00 am - 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…

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September 2020

Ongoing Active Bystander Practice Group (Commit to 4 Sessions)

September 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom video MA United States
$25 – $65

Have you been feeling motivated to address family member, friends, and colleagues biases, micro-aggressions, and prejudices in a constructive and effective manner? Are you willing to look at your own biases and welcome feedback in a supportive and encouraging environment?   True Story Theater is excited to announce that we will be offering continued Bystander Intervention practice groups throughout the months of September and October (and beyond) for participants of previous Bystander workshops and new participants to develop their skills as…

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Stories of Difficult Choices

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map
$5 – $15

Saturday, September 12 7:00pm – 8:30pm ET REGISTER here Share your stories of navigating difficult choices. When faced with multiple choices and directions to go in our lives, which path do we take? In our personal life and our careers, in our relationship with others and our independent experiences, how do we navigate uncharted territory and unexpected problems? What are the hard choices are you navigating during the pandemic? What new choices are being called for in light of the…

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How would animals and plants vote? A performance with Women Explore series

September 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom video MA United States + Google Map

Thursday, September 17th 11:30am - 1:00pm Women Explore Series "Democracy in Crisis" invites you to a unique conversation through theater about "How would animals and plants vote?" Learn more about the Women Explore series here: www.womenexplore.org Please register in advance to get the Zoom link here Do you often wonder what plants and animals are thinking about the current state of our planet? If they could vote in a democratic election, what would they want to see change? What is…

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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.