Christopher Ellinger, Artistic Director of True Story Theatre is the featured guest at tonight’s Sparks! online gathering and we are so excited to have them speak with us. True Story Theatre offers a variety of amazing opportunities for individuals and groups of all ages to heal through theatre and performance. True Story Theatre has worked with hospitals, businesses, weddings, universities, religious congregations and other communities to show the power of story and deepen connections with a common humanity.
True Story Theatre “perform and teach an embodied theatre of empathy, respect and creativity. Volunteers from the audience are helped to share what’s important in their lives. On the spot, actors then portray the heart of what they heard using music, movement, and dialogue. From this simple interaction, people laugh, cry, share fresh insights, and bond. Our events create a respectful atmosphere where every voice can be heard and any story told — however ordinary or extraordinary, difficult or joyful.”
Are you as excited as we are about this event?
Join us tonight at 7pm Central, 8pm Eastern, bring your questions for Christopher Ellinger, any questions you have about TLA, and a poem, song or passage to share with the group.
Sparks! A Free Online Gathering for Poetry, Stories, and Songs
Moderated by Kelly DuMar
Sparks, formerly known as Let’s Talk TLA, is a free bi-monthly teleconference moderated by Kelly DuMar, TLAN Membership Chair, interviewing notable Transformative Language Artists on their work, followed by a poetry open mic.
Format of the Gathering
- Kelly will interview workshop presenters on the call for 30 minutes about their POW workshops.
- We’ll then have 10-15 minutes to ask questions and discuss TLA, your own practice, goals, or vision.
- We’ll devote the next 15 or so minutes to the open mic poetry readings.
- You don’t need to be a member of TLAN to participate!
See you there!!