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True Story Theater: Winter results

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True Story Theater, based in Arlington, presents issues to the public by involving the audience through "playback" -- by drawing stories from them and having actor present the stories that arise. 

New Year 2022 with True Story



True Story Theater performs a magical and inspiring form of improvisational storytelling.
Audience volunteers tell important moments from their lives, which actors then bring instantly to life in word, movement and song. 


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TST Winter 2021 Online Fundraiser
Our December 9th Winter Fund-raiser, sponsored and led by our amazing Board of Directors, was a great success!  
37 people joined our Zoom event and 60 people helped us exceed our fundraising goal of $5,000! 
Thank you so much for helping us to continue our programming, and to be able to say “Yes” to groups and organizations who have limited or no funds for important community-building events such as ours.

Thank You for 2021!


Thank you so much for being part of True Story Theater's family of fans, clients and supporters. We cherish and appreciate you! 
In 2021 we held 35 public and private shows, 122 Playback classes, and 16 Active Bystander and other Cultural Skills workshops! 
We especially want to thank our 2021 major donors and funders including The Tides Foundation, The Paul & Edith Babson Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, and our partners and local Cultural Councils in Arlington, Holliston, and Hopkinton. 
We always strive to create fun and delightful ways to connect with others, listen more skillfully, develop spontaneity, and experience Playback Theatre in an intimate, honest, and safe environment. Please visit our website at to see what’s new and when public shows are scheduled.



Come play with True Story!

Weekly Playback Classes starting January 2022!

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True Story Theater's Playback Theatre classes are starting again in January 2022 and are currently scheduled through the end of March 2022 on Zoom video conferencing. 
These classes are for all levels of experience.
Create your own series and drop-in options available. 
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 Theatre in an intimate, honest, and safe environment.
Our class registration process has changed from Eventbrite to Zoom. You may register now through our website links for 90-minute classes held on Mondays with Amber, or Wednesdays and Thursdays with Jason.
We want you to come play with us, so you can always register and attend for free! 
And if you have the means to contribute to each class you attend - as little as $5 or as much as you can - please show your appreciation and support through our Donate webpage. 
Click here to Register.


Cultural Skills Training

bystander training - TS jpgTrue Story has been offering Active Bystander skills training since 2006. 
Steady requests for training, and the expressed needs of participants, encouraged us to expand our offerings. 
Our Cultural Skills training workshops can help your organization, community or faith group, or even your family, take the next steps toward creating collective liberation and the welcoming, diverse, equitable and inclusive world we want to live in. Check out:
ACTIVE BYSTANDER skills to respond to everyday bigotry or public attacks, being open to feedback, and having a constructive dialogue. 
DIALOGUE skills to deepen understanding within relationships. 
RED/BLUE Dialogue skills to build connections across ideological differences. 
IDENTITY EXPLORATION for greater self-awareness and acceptance of differences in others.
CONNECT-PLAY-LEARN workshops for groups, work teams and organizations to get along better and build creative flow, resilience and cooperation.





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