True Story Theater: 'Stories of Disabilities' held hybrid

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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. 


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Stories of Invisible Disabilities:TThursday, July 14, 6 p.m.
Mark your calendar for a special evening performance in the newly renovated Arlington Community Center (formerly the Arlington Senior Center) in partnership with the Arlington Commission on Disability and the Council on Aging.
Please join our very first hybrid performance, which is also our first time back with a live show in Arlington since the early days of Covid. It's been 881 days! We’d love to see you.

Arlington Community Center, Main Hall

20 Academy Street/27 Maple St.

Free event, thanks to our sponsors. Donations welcomed. 

To join in person, please RSVP:

Call or email Shannon Murphy, COA program coordinator

781-316-3404; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To join online: register here for the zoom link >>

Come share about living with invisible disabilities. If you live with a disability we hope you come and feel connected to others in the community. If you are able-bodied we hope you come to honor and learn from the experiences of people living with invisible disabilities.
Living with an invisible disability can come with many challenges including fear of discrimination or bias, social stigma, lack of understanding from colleagues or family, and absence of accommodations and support. People living with invisible disabilities also find creative ways to manage everyday and receive support that makes a huge difference, and to take joy in life.
Come and share a moment from your life, or just come listen and watch as True Story Theater’s actors creatively embody each story in dialogue, music, movement and song.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. 

Come play with True Story!

Drop-in online Playback classes: Creative play & meaningful connection

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Do you hunger for more playfulness and connection in your life?
Check out one of True Story Theater's 90 min. drop-in Playback classes online:
Mondays with Amber, 11 am to 12:30pm ET 
Wednesdays with Jason, 6 pm to 7:30pm ET 
Thursdays at with Jason, 11am to 12:30pm ET
These are not your ordinary Zoom experiences!  Practice deep, embodied listening. Be expressive and playful.  Feel excited, connected, heard.  We make it safe and welcoming even for total beginners, and stimulating even for advanced improvisers.  For ages 14-100.  Why not give one a try? 
We hope you will come play. You are welcome to attend for free. And if you have the means, please show your appreciation through our Donate webpage, $5 or more per class.
Learn more about our classes. 

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 BYSTANDERskills 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.
We invite you to check out the workshop descriptions and use the contact email address near the end of each workshop page to explore what we can do for your group. 
Or fill out this contact form and we will be in touch.