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PNA fall book group: artistic skills

Virtual Event Virtual Event

October 23 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm EDT


Meets for six sessions:  October 16th-November 20th, 2022

Are you a relatively new Playback performer–or not so new, but would like to have fresh input to hone up your performing skills? Or are you in need of support for teaching your troupe members any of the Playback roles?

PNA’s fall book groups might be just what you want! Together, we will work through the “Artistic Skills” section of PNA’s “Playback Theater Toolkit: through the lens of one company’s experience.” In the six sessions we will cover: acting forms, acting skills, conducting, music, performance skills, Playback ethics, and more. See this Table of Contents for details.

Book groups are free for PNA members–and we encourage you to donate $5-30 per group meeting, to help keep PNA running. As a PNA member, you can access a pdf of the complete Playback Toolkit here, or order a hard copy at a special members’ discount rate here (LINK COMING SHORTLY).


Facilitator:  Jamie Redwood (she/her)

I joined Chicago Playback Theater in March 2022, and am looking forward to this book group as a chance to learn a lot more about the complex, artistic practice of Playback Theater.  I hope other new-ish Playback performers will join me. I’m new to Playback, but not to acting: I moved from Ohio to Chicago to pursue a career as an actor and music teacher (piano and vocals). I’m an experienced group facilitator, and make radical kindness a priority in both my personal and professional life.