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COVID-19 Update from trueTHEATRE

TRUE_logoWe are all journeying through strange and uncharted times, yet some things haven’t changed, including the importance of Community. Our mission at True Theatre has always been to build Community through the sharing of personal stories, but you may explore a myriad of ways to grow and strengthen your personal Community right now. We encourage you to remember that distance does not equal disconnectedness. We are individuals but all in this together. Things like self-care, hope, and generosity will not be canceled. We encourage you to take this time to “Be True” to yourself and others by:

Reconnecting – We hope you can take this time to reconnect with family, friends, and neighbors. Call them on the phone and once you’ve inquired about their health and needs, if you feel it’s appropriate to do so, ask them a question that you’ve never asked them before and feel the bond that is strengthened as the stories spill forth!

Finding inspiration – The buds are returning to the trees! Give yourself a (well-earned) break from whatever you’re doing and sit or take a walk outside, maybe ride a bike, and enjoy the signs of spring. Try that new recipe, pick up that book, or binge that TV show that everyone has been talking about. Surf the Internet and marvel at the number of creative ways people are finding to stay connected. Now is a good time, too, to start journaling… maybe capture the stories from your life that you haven’t thought about in a long time. We all have a storyteller in us. Feed it and it will bloom.

Sharing – What do you have that others might need? What can you share right now? We believe that sharing stories builds Community, but it is not the only thing you can share and not the only thing people need right now. On the other hand, people won’t always tell you what they need, but if you listen to their stories, you might hear it, after all.

Meanwhile, we at True Theatre are investigating ways to do our part. The fate of our May 7th storytelling show, trueFAKES, is currently in limbo, but we are exploring ways to live-stream it if a live gathering is impossible or impractical. We’ll know more after April 6 (the current end-date of the Ohio order to “shelter in place”). Also, the fundraiser that Fluidity (a “Creative Choral Community for a Cause”) was holding for us at the end of April has been postponed until June 7. We’ll be sharing more details about these and other events on our website, through our mailing list, and on our social media streams, as they are available.

As a Board, we are also meeting (online) to discuss other ways for people to share their stories right now. If you have some ideas or have any questions or are technically “live-stream savvy” and would like to help, start the conversation by writing us at info@truetheatre.org.

Thank you for your continued support of Community-building through the sharing of true, personal stories and True Theatre.

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trueANNIVERSARY on Oct. 24

Oct. 24
Memorial Hall [Over-the-Rhine]

We all have them… dates we acknowledge every year, as a tribute to past accomplishments, special events, or significant losses. Whether with parties, phone calls, cards, or just quiet contemplation, these are the things we re-visit year after year. At trueANNIVERSARY, we’ll be celebrating these events with stories.

Now in their 10th season, True Theatre continues to produce quarterly one-night-only events featuring five people, from all walks of life, sharing true, personal stories, based on the theme of the evening.

  • Thu, Oct. 24 at 7:30pm

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Storytellers Sought for trueANNIVERSARY at trueTHEATRE

TRUE_logoWe’ve announced it on Facebook, but wanted to make you all aware that True Theatre (Cincinnati’s longest-running true, personal, storytelling event) is still seeking your stories for our first show of our TENTH SEASON, trueANNIVERSARY… stories about those days we celebrate, mourn, or otherwise contemplate the events of our individual or collective pasts.

Whether a marriage or any other significant date, anniversaries of all types are recognized by many of us and every one of them has a story behind it. What’s yours?

If you have an anniversary-themed story that you’d like us to hear and you ever thought about sharing a story on stage, reach out to us through our contact form at https://www.truetheatre.com/true-pitch.

trueANNIVERSARY is presented by Oct. 24th.

True Theatre… our stage, your stories.

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trueCAMP on July 25

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July 25
Memorial Hall [Over-the-Rhine]

It’s counselors, canoeing, and campfires… a time of innocence and innocence lost, as we remember “that one time” at “trueCAMP!”

Now in their 9th season, True Theatre continues to produce quarterly one-night-only events featuring five people, from all walks of life, sharing true, personal stories, based on the theme of the evening.

  • Thu, July 25 at 7:30pm

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Live Auditions for trueCAMP at trueTHEATRE

TRUE_logoEveryone has a story to tell and we want to hear yours! Come join us Wednesday, June 19th from 7-10pm, at the Northside Tavern to share a 5 minute version of your story idea for possible inclusion in our Season 9 finale, trueCAMP (which will be on Thursday, July 25th, at Memorial Hall).

OR JUST COME WATCH THE FUN! IT’S FREE! The stories will be shared in an open-mic fashion and the bar will be open. It’s like its own show… AND IT’S FREE TO COME WATCH!

For those of you pitching a story, you can sign up to pitch when you get there, but to guarantee your spot, contact us at https://www.truetheatre.com/true-pitch/ or pitch by phone at (513) 463-TRUE.

To prepare your pitch, think of the true, personal, camp-themed story you would want to tell at the show, and dwindle it down to 4 – 5 minutes of captivating storytelling and blow us away! If you’re chosen, you will then work with our Story Team to expand on your story for the 10-12 minute version you will eventually tell at trueCAMP!

Pitching a story at this event is not the only way you can be invited to be in the show, but it is the FIRST way and those who hesitate risk missing out on the limited spots!

We’ve compiled some answers to frequently asked questions about pitch nights here: https://www.truetheatre.com/pitch-nights, but one additional one you’ll need to know for this: we are not looking for campING stories, but CAMP stories (if there was a counselor or activity director, then you’re on the right track). We’ll gladly listen to any story you want to tell (for 5 minutes) at the Pitch Night, but for trueCAMP, we’re looking for camp-themed stories. If in doubt, just ask us!

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