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Arlington’s Living Brochure: Performance and workshops
Telling our stories.  Building community.

 

UPCOMING public events:

Friday, March 31st, 7pm “Queer Experiences”
in partnership with Mystic LGBTQ+ and Arlington Human Rights Commission
Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster St. Arlington. Admission free.

Thursday, April 27, 7pm “Arlington Living Brochure – Celebration”
in partnership with Arlington Vision2020 and all partner groups
Arlington Robbins Library, 700 Mass Ave. Admission free.

Public events so far
2015

Wednesday, October 14, 7pm: “Visible and invisible: stories of living with disability”
in partnership with Arlington Disability Commission
Robbins Library community room.  700 Mass Ave. Admission free.

Wednesday, November 4, 7pm: “Stories of living or working in East Arlington”
in partnership with Arlington Public Art
Robbins Library community room.  700 Mass Ave. Admission free.

Sunday, November 15, 1-4pm: Living Brochure: Fundraiser * Performance * Party
Arlington Center for the Arts. 41 Foster St. Tickets $25 

Tuesday, December 8, 7pm: “Stories of living or working in East Arlington”
in partnership with Arlington Public Art
Fox Library community room. 175 Mass. Ave.  Admission free

Saturday, December 12, 7:15pm: “Giving our time: Stories of volunteering”
The Arlington Center yoga studios, 369 Mass. Ave.  Admission $15

2016

Saturday, January 9, 7:15pm: “Stories of Stigma”
in partnership with the Diversity Task Group
The Arlington Center yoga studios, 369 Mass. Ave.  Admission $15 regular $5 reduced

Thursday, January 28, 7-9pm: “Making things happen in Arlington”
At the Robbins Library Community Room, 700 Mass. Ave. Admission free.
in partnership with Vision 2020

Saturday, March 12, 7:30-9:15pm: “Changing Abilities”
The Arlington Center yoga studios, 369 Mass. Ave.  Admission $15 regular $5 reduced
in partnership with Arlington Commission on Disability

Wednesday, March 16, 7-9pm: “Are you ready for climate change?”
At the Robbins Library Community Room, 700 Mass. Ave. Admission free.
in partnership with Arlington Vision 2020’s Sustainable Arlington

Friday April 15, 7:30pm “Stories of finite money… infinite uses”
The Arlington Center yoga studios, 369 Mass. Ave.  Admission $15 regular $5 reduced
in partnership with Arlington Vision 2020’s Fiscal Resources Task Group

Tuesday May 10, 7-9pm “Stories of stigma”
Robbins library community room, 700 Mass. Ave. FREE event
in partnership with Diversity Task Group, Arlington Human Rights Commission, Arlington Commission on Disability, Arlington Council on Aging, Housing Corporation of Arlington, and Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network.

Wednesday May 18, 6:45pm-8:45pm “Stories of what matters”
Arlington Community Media, inc. 85 Park Ave. Arlington, MA. FREE event
Come be part of a studio audience. We will film people’s stories about themes relating to the Living Brochure project partners.

Wednesday May 25, 7-9pm “Being an active bystander”
Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster St. FREE workshop and performance.
in partnership with Diversity Task Group, Arlington Human Rights Commission, Arlington Commission on Disability, Arlington Council on Aging, Housing Corporation of Arlington, and Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network.

Saturday, June 11, 7:30-9:15pm: “Stories of Friendships across differences”
in partnership with Vision 2020 Diversity Task Group,  Arlington Human Rights Commission, Commission on Disability. Advance tickets $15 regular, $5 reduced

Friday, June 24, 7-9pm: Intergenerational Stories of Growing up Queer”
in partnership with Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network and Arlington Human Rights Commission
Arlington Center for the Arts. 41 Foster St.  Admission free.

Friday, July 22, 7pm: Being an artist in Arlington
in partnership with Arlington Public Art
Jefferson Cutter House, 611 Mass. Ave., Arlington.  Admission free.

Saturday, September 24, 7:30pm “Stories of the trees & other living things in our lives”
In partnership with Sustainable Arlington
The Arlington Center yoga studios, 369 Mass. Ave. Admission $20 regular $5 reduced

Saturday, October 8th, 7:30pm “Stories of hopes and fears in an election year”
In partnership with The League of Women Voters of Arlington
The Arlington Center yoga studios, 369 Mass. Ave. Admission $20 regular $5 reduced

Thursday October 13, 7pm “Toxic relationships: What to say…or do?”
In collaboration with First Step Domestic Violence program of the Town of Arlington
Arlington Town Hall, 730 Mass Ave. Admission free.

Sunday, November 6, 1-4pm  7pm: Living Brochure performance FUNDRAISER
with Vision 2020 and all ALB partner groups
Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster St. Admission $25/$15/$35

Friday, November 11, 7:30pm “Stories of veterans and our relationships to veterans”
in partnership with Veterans’ Services in the Town of Arlington
The Arlington Center yoga studios, 369 Mass. Ave.  Admission $15

Saturday December 10, 7:30pm “Stories of addiction and recovery (of many kinds)”
In partnership with the APD Opiate Outreach Initiative
The Arlington Center yoga studios, 369 Mass. Ave.  Admission $15

2017

Friday January 13, 11am “What sustains us when dealing with chronic pain?”
Robbins Library community room.  700 Mass Ave. Admission free.
In partnership with the American Chronic Pain Association, Arlington Chapter

Saturday January 14, 7:30pm “We shall overcome: Stories of hope in difficult times”
The Arlington Center yoga studios, 369 Mass. Ave.  Admission $15
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observance Committee

Tues. Jan. 24 , 7:00pm Bystander Intervention workshops
St. Johns Church, Pleasant St. Arlington. Admission free.

Wednesday, February 22, 7:00pm Bystander Intervention workshop
The Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple St. Arlington. Admission free.

Saturday, March 11, 7:30pm “Stories of Tools and Building Community”
The Arlington Center yoga studios, 369 Mass. Ave.  Admission $15
in partnership with Sustainable Arlington and The Library of Things

Sessions just for town committee members

12/1/15 Human Rights Commission:  logo development and sharing stories about why we’re called to this work

1/11/16 Diversity Task Group, “Active Bystander Training”

1/20/16 Commission on Disability, Sharing stories about why we’re called to this work

2/23/16 Vision 2020 Standing Committee, Re-visioning the purpose of Vision 2020

6/15/16 Sustainable Arlington, Sharing our passions and exploring common goals

Arlington’s Living Brochure
is a project of True Story Theater in partnership with town committees, including Vision 2020, Human Rights Commission, Sustainable Arlington, Disability Commission, Diversity Task Group, and Arlington Public Art.  This two- year project, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, with support from the Robbins Library and ACMi, helps Arlington volunteer organizations to tell their stories and better achieve their goals

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True Story Theater
has done hundreds of shows in Arlington and greater Boston on themes important to the community since 2001.  Nineteen actors and musicians are in the performing ensemble.  Volunteers from the audience are supported to share what’s important in their lives, and then 4-5 actors enact the heart of what they heard using music, movement, and dialogue.  From this simple interaction, people laugh, cry, share fresh insights, and bond.  It’s embodied empathy; truly a theatre of compassion and insight.