What is Playback North America?

PNA is a regional network, launched in 2010, that facilitates peer exchange among people who love Playback Theatre.
PNA organizes gatherings and teleconferences, and develops resources for practitioners such as the Playback Toolkit.


A 99 second video with voices from the network


A map of Playback companies in North America

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PNA’s relationship with IPTN and the Playback Centre

Playback North America (PNA) actively collaborates with the International Playback Theatre Network (IPTN)
and with the Centre for Playback Theatre.

Like PNA, IPTN is a network for peer exchange and learning.  If you join PNA (as a company or individual) currently you also become a member of IPTN.  PNA is one of ten+ active Playback Theatre regions around the world that are associated with IPTN.  See map and chart of these ten regional networks as of 2010.  Please contact us with updated information.

The Centre for Playback Theatre is a training school for the international Playback community.  It is affiliated with other training schools in other parts of the world.  PNA and Playback Centre staff have regular conversations for mutual support.