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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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March 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm 9:30 pm EDT

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There are so many systemic issues that have been highlighted by Covid, including inequities of race & class, climate change, environmental degradation, partisanship, etc. … At the same time, people have been put into separate little boxes — zoom being a perfect metaphor.

In our boxes we may feel safe but are often confined to the echo chamber of our own walls and recycled thinking. Problems seem insurmountable, as how can we address them by ourselves?

Many of us want to find ways to break out of our little boxes and change our relationships to ourselves, to each other, to Mother Earth, to partisanship and ‘being right’… and to free ourselves to see, listen & interact with each other from a place of empathy, community and common goals.

How do we break out of our boxes? What does YOUR box look like? Can you break out of it, or do you find what you need inside? What will it take to transform ourselves and our communities? What can the world look like?

This show is part of the online Playback North America Conference & Performance Festival: Playback in Community- Reaching Towards the Futures We Want. It will include over 20 conference sessions and 8 performances, hosted & performed by PNA members. The full Performance Festival runs 3/11/22 – 3/13/22.

Tickets for just this show are $15-30 (Sliding Scale) Purchase below! 
Get a Performance Festival Pass to see all 8 Shows for $35-80 Sliding Scale ($60 recommended)
Get a Conference Pass to see all 8 Shows plus over 20 workshops for $25-150 Sliding Scale ($75 recommended) 

Bay Area Playback Theater ensemble members are professional performers with varied and complementary backgrounds in theater, music, movement, therapy, psychodrama, education, magic, mime and clowning. Bay Area Playback was founded in 2003 by a group of performers who come from the helping professions as well as the performing arts, who came together because of their love of this form of theater. It is our mission to offer audience-interactive, improvisational performances for the general public and for organizations who seek dynamic, creative approaches to building community within their membership. Bay Area Playback Theatre ensemble members are committed to a theater which values community, service, and the possibility of personal and social transformation through art.

Performers: Benny Buettner, Marcy Dubova, Eric Engdahl, Martin Holtz, Laura Scott, Veronica Shimanovskaya, Duncan Sylvester


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