Conference Calendar

All times displayed in Eastern Time

UTC -5 through March 12, then UTC -4 starting March 13 because of Daylight Savings Time

On this page you will find all of the events you can join over the course of the Conference! We recommend that you take time ahead of the Conference to select your sessions, RSVP, and add them to your own personal calendar.

Calendar of Events

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PRE-CONFERENCE White Affinity Group: Racial Harm – An exploration of how to avoid doing it, how to disrupt it, how to take responsibility for it when called on it.

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PRE-CONFERENCE Moving Mindfulness for BIPOC Folx: Breath, Motion & Embodied Listening

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PRE-CONFERENCE White Affinity Group: Racial Harm – An exploration of how to avoid doing it, how to disrupt it, how to take responsibility for it when called on it.

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Opening Gathering

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BIPOC Open Space

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Multiracial Playback Affinity Space

4 events,

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Partnerships: Building Ongoing Community Partners and Conducting Stronger Community Shows

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CANCELLED: Unfolding Ancestral Stories

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One-on-One “Coffee Hour”

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Stories of Rising Strength in Solidarity with the People of Ukraine – A Show with the Thunders & the Heartsparkle Players

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Getting and Giving Support: Past, Present and Future – a Living Mirror Playback Theater Show

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Reaching Across Ideological Differences: Why Try and What You Might Gain – a True Story Theater Show

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Missing Peaces… Personal Stories About Peace, Conflict and Reconciliation – a Perspektives Show

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Breaking Out of the Box: Creating Change in Ourselves and Our Communities – a Bay Area Playback Theater Show

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BIPOC Open Space

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Envision the Future and Expose the Present: Bring Social Forces Into Your Playback (With a Focus on Patriarchy)

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New Troupes & New Playbackers

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Hosting a Playback Workshop

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Under the Splashless Moon: Metaphors for What’s Emerging in Your Life: A Creative Writing & Playback Workshop

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Unpacking Treasure: PNA’s Books

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Closing Gathering

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Frequently Asked Questions

For visual help, watch this step-by-step video demonstration.

Conference Pass  or Festival Pass 

  1. Go to the registration page: https://playbacknorthamerica.com/conference-pass-festival-pass-registration/
  2. Create a Conference account 
  3. Select either a Conference Pass or a Festival Pass. Type the price you would like to pay within the price box.
    • What’s the difference between the passes?
      • A Conference Pass includes Conference Sessions and all 8 Shows. It is for PNA members only. Become a member here. 
      • A Festival Pass includes 8 Shows — no Conference Sessions. PNA Membership not required.
  4. Complete your payment. 
  5. Go to the Conference Calendar to RSVP for specific events.
    • This is how you will get the zoom links to attend each Sessions and Shows.

For visual help, watch this step-by-step video demonstration.

Once you have registered for the conference, you will be able to RSVP for events. To do this, you will go to individual events pages (found on this calendar: https://playbacknorthamerica.com/conference-pass-calendar/) and click RSVP. 

After you RSVP, you will receive an email with the zoom link. The zoom link will also appear on the event page itself after you RSVP. 

You can see a list of all of the events you RSVP’d for on this page: https://playbacknorthamerica.com/account/

We wholeheartedly welcome you to pay what you can afford!

Simply email clarissa@playbacknorthamerica.com and tell them what amount you would like to pay (even $0!). You do not need to give a reason, we will grant you the discount no questions asked.

You will then receive a discount code that will allow you to register at that rate. 

There are so many forms of accessibility to consider — this conference has only been able to proactively accommodate a few. Here, we will name these as well as the gaps in accessibility. 

What we will have: 

  • All sessions will be hosted virtually on zoom. 
  • All sessions will have the live auto-transcription enabled. 
  • The website was built with the intention to have strong enough color contrast (though it could be improved) 
  • Sessions are priced on a sliding scale. 

What we will not have:

  • We will not have live ASL interpretation. 
  • We have not trained facilitators to use simple language, or to ensure that their materials are shared ahead of time and accessibly made. 
  • The conference will be conducted in English. There will not be built-in translation to other languages.

If you have questions about any accessibility concerns, you can reach out to clarissa@playbacknorthamerica.com. 

It is our intention to further develop our accountability to accessibility. In the mean time, we acknowledge our limitations and regret the impact these missed opportunities may have. 

The most likely reason that you cannot see your emails is because they were sorted into your spam folder or your promotions folder. 

If you cannot find them, you can contact clarissa@playbacknorthamerica.com for help. 

You can easily view the list of events that you have RSVP’d on your account page: https://playbacknorthamerica.com/account/

After you RSVP

  • the zoom link will appear on the event page (after you refresh)
  • you will also be emailed a confirmation with the zoom link 

 

If you have any issues, contact clarissa@playbacknorthamerica.com or allison@playbacknorthamerica.com

Many of our community are striving to be in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and specifically the Ukrainian Playback Community. To this end, we uplift the efforts of the PT Responds: Peace Please Solidarity Playback Festival. One show in our festival is also a part of this solidarity festival — you can find it here. The amount raised will be donated to the Playback school in Ukraine. 


The following is language taken from the Playback Theatre Around the World Group on Facebook. 

Playback Theatre Festival of Solidarity

In times of crisis, the playback community responds with our hearts, our stories, and our actions.
 
We invite the playbackers of the world to offer their skills and ability to perform the stories of others and support communities in their struggle with war and for peace.
 
Let’s express our solidarity and support them with playback that connects us. Join us in offering performances in the month of March as part of PT Responds: Playback Theatre Festival of Solidarity.
 
The aims are to show solidarity with playbackers in conflict areas, and to raise funds to support the Ukrainian Playback Community. Funds will go towards supporting them, their families, and their work.
 
For an introduction to this project, please go to: https://docs.google.com/…/1x3HhdIzeEvAuDe5tAWf6…/edit…
 
 
To register your group’s interest to perform, please go to: https://forms.gle/Q3FBurD68WKpu7ho9
 
For playbackers who want to form pick-up groups to perform, please comment below and find your buddies.
 
– Michael Cheng, Marat Mairovich, Anna Smetanova”

Video: How to Register

A Step-by-Step Demonstration
of How to Buy a Conference Pass & RSVP for Sessions

This video will show you every step to registering for the Conference and then RSVP-ing for events. You can skip to 2:25 to view the RSVP section. 

To purchase a Conference Pass or Festival Pass, visit this page.

If you have already purchased a Conference Pass or Festival Pass, skip to 2:06 in the video to watch how to RSVP for specific events.