Become a Friend of PNA

It’s free and takes only a minute,  You’ll then be able to join PNA’s events, download books, 
and twice a month receive updates about Playback Theatre and like-minded networks. 


Playback Memphis

For Playback practitioners

True Story Theater (Boston)

For everyone

Learn about Playback Theatre

Playback North America 

  • Strengthens Playback Theatre through shared learning  among practitioners.
  • Promotes connecting Playbackers and others who use improvisational arts for personal and social healing. 
  • Offers online publications, workshops, discussions, & performance festivals.

While our geographic focus is the U.S. and Canada, people anywhere in the world are welcome to join in.

PNA Publications

Newcomers use our guides to learn about Playback and Embodied Empathy.
Experienced Playbackers gain new creative tools, business tips, and increase their social impact

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

One small part of a global network

One of the joys of Playback Theatre is being part of an international community,
There are hundreds of Playback Theatre companies in over 70 countries across the globe.

PNA also celebrates the many other networks, regional and global,
that use applied performance arts and related communication practices
to spread hope and healing in times of crisis.  Below are a few of them.  
See the Kindred Spirits pages for many more.