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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EXPLORING EMBODIED EMPATHY Begins Saturday November 10, 2018, 3-5:00pm 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…Find out more »
Saturday, December 8, 7:30pm Come to True Story Theater's monthly public show at a new venue. This evening we invite people to share about what's up in their lives. On the spot, actors then portray the heart of what they heard using music, movement, and dialogue. It's an open canvas. Stories can be ordinary or extraordinary, difficult or joyful. You can volunteer to share a moment from your life or fine to just watch and play the important role of witness…Find out more »
Thursday, December 13, 7pm Facing addiction by building building community resilience As the holidays move closer, we honor those we have lost, and look to strengthen support for those still among us. 6pm: Enjoy refreshments and explore local resources. Free Narcan training available. Treatment providers present to answer questions. 7:30pm True Story Theater performance Arlington Robbins Library community room 700 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA, lower level Hosted By: MetroBoston Project Outreach. A collaboration of support agencies and The Health and Police…Find out more »
Saturday, Jan. 5th, 2019 7:30pm What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? What deep longings have we fulfilled ... and what do we still wish for? Arlington Center for the Arts 20 Academy St, Arlington, 3rd fl Get TICKETS in advance and save $5 off general admission Tickets available at the door: $20-general, $30-Supporter, $5+ -pay-what-you-canFind out more »
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Untold Stories: The Invisible Work of Motherhood co-hosted by Indian Americans of Lexington An interactive performance of storytelling and live theater enactment for mothers: tell your story, hear another mother’s story, and then watch True Story Theater enact the journey. Opening talk by Dr. Kumkum Malik Lexington Community Center 39 Marrett Rd., Lexington, MA Free event. Donations welcomed to support True Story Theater's community programs. Share the flyer (event image artwork: Esther…Find out more »
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7:00 pm Untold Stories: The Invisible Work of Motherhood An interactive performance of storytelling and live theater enactment for mothers: tell your story, hear another mother’s story, and then watch True Story Theater enact the journey. Opening talk by Dr. Kumkum Malik Wellesley library community room 530 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02482 (Venue is accessible) Free event. (event image artwork: Esther Maschio)Find out more »
Tuesday, Feb. 5th 7:30 pm Theme: You and Taxes How do we feel about paying taxes? What does it mean to us to be required as citizens to contribute our money (to our town, our state, our country)? We invite people to share different perspectives and learn from each other through our interactive storytelling theatre. Arlington Robbins Library community room 700 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA, lower level (Venue is accessible via ramp, elevator, and wheelchair lift.) This is a FREE…Find out more »
Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 pm (our Valentine’s Day show for 2018) Stories of Unconventional Love You are warmly invited to come to this performance whether you are in (or seeking) a relationship that is nonconventional, conventional, or any combination! Examples of stories that will be invited: primary relationships that are gender non-conforming or queer in other ways, relationships with big age differences, relationships between people of different race, ethnicity, or religion, close loving relationships with multiple people, and more. Discover…Find out more »
Wednesday, Feb. 13th Hosted by the Eat, Pray and Learn group. See FLYER 6 pm - Community Meal* 6:30 pm - Worship 7 pm - Performance Explore insights and experiences on the often taboo theme of class and its implications for our lives and relationships today. Watch as actors listen deeply to audience stories and transform them on the spot into a theatrical performance, through music, movement, and dialogue, portraying the essence of what as shared. Help break down barriers and…Find out more »
Saturday, Feb. 16 2:00 pm Untold Stories: The Invisible Work of Motherhood An interactive performance of storytelling and live theater enactment for mothers: tell your story, hear another mother’s story, and then watch True Story Theater enact the journey. Opening talk by Dr. Kumkum Malik Wellesley Free Library community room 530 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02482 (Venue is accessible) Free event. (event image artwork: Esther Maschio)Find out more »