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Stories Sought for trueVISION at trueTHEATRE

TRUE_logoTrue Theatre announced Season 11 with evenings named after their respective themes.

We’re actively seeking stories for the first show of the season right now, but if you have a story that you think might be appropriate for any of the shows, let us hear from you!

Rehearsals and shows will all be via Zoom. Shows will be live streamed at 7:30PM EST on the below-listed dates. Geography is not an issue!
  • 10/29/2020: trueVISION
  • 1/28/2021: trueBIRTH
  • 4/29/2021: trueDOG
  • 7/29/2021: trueNEIGHBOR
If you have a story or even questions, reach out at stories<AT>truetheatre<DOT>org or visit our website at https://truetheatre.org/share-your-story.
–Dave Levy
True Theatre co-founder, Artistic Director, Board Member

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trueSUFFRAGE Online on July 23

July 23
Zoom & Facebook Live [Online]

With the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states that the “right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” coming up, we are honoring this historic event with a show dedicated entirely to stories of female empowerment. Be prepared to be moved and inspired at “trueSUFFRAGE”!

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, July 23 at 7:30pm

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Free Online trueFAKES on May 7

TRUE_trueFAKES logoTo our True friends,

EVERYBODY will have a chance to watch our next storytelling event, “trueFAKES,” this-coming Thursday (May 7) at 7:30 PM (live online!) for FREE, but only those who register to join the Zoom event will be able to be “in the audience” and answer polls and participate in the Q&A that we are adding at the end of the show (a first for us!).

Below, you will find the registration link, but our Zoom account limits attendance to 100 people, so spots are on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you register and get a message that the event is “at capacity” (or just don’t want to be “in the audience”) there is still a way to enjoy the show, live and for free: at 7:30pm on May 7, go to our Facebook page  (https://www.facebook.com/truetheatre) and look for the live-stream and you’ll see how you can start watching . If you join us that way, consider creating a “watch party” when you do so your friends will know you’re watching and can join you! (And if you haven’t done so already, be sure to “Like” us on Facebook so you get a notification when we go Live!)

Both the Zoom event and Facebook live-feed should begin about 10 minutes prior to the show starting, so join in, sit back, and get ready for Cincinnati storytelling at its finest!

To try to register for the Zoom event and be “in the audience,” follow this link:


However you do it, thanks in advance for joining us this-coming Thursday! We’ve got 5 great tellers lined up for you to share their “fake”-themed story. The stories are true, it’s just the theme that’s “fakes”!

Although a different experience than attending a show in-person, we are grateful for a chance to actually be seen by friends, family, and followers around the world and to help create connections and good will between people, even during this period of self-isolation/stay-at-home orders/quarantines.

Until Thursday, be true!
–Dave & your friends at True Theatre

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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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