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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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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

Official page | Facebook event |

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