About the Troupe
True Story Theater, started by Christopher Ellinger in the summer of 2001, is a theatre ensemble of many gifted performers. At each True Story event you will witness a performance with between four and six actors from the troupe. True Story draws people with backgrounds that include actors, counselors and educators, executive directors, activists, health care professionals, singers, artists and business consultants. True Story draws upon our many talents.
We make use of a wide range of improvisational theater, music, and dance forms with a core of Playback Theatre.
The mission of True Story Theater is to promote social healing by listening deeply to people's stories and transforming them spontaneously into theater. Our events create a respectful atmosphere where every voice can be heard and any story told -- however ordinary or extraordinary, difficult or joyful. True Story Theater offers audiences fresh perspectives, deeper connections, and a renewed appreciation for our common humanity.