Moving Mindfulness: Breath, Motion & Embodied Listening with Wayne Smith

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This is a guided movement improvisation workshop incorporating mindful movement in a way that fosters mindfulness & embodied listening (to self & to partners), sharing personal truths, and kinesthetic responsiveness. Participants will be encouraged to move & play with a sense of curiosity and open-mindedness. Some of the prompts utilized will aim to facilitate deep […]

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BIPOC Open Space

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A place for Black, Indigenous, People of Color to be together, share authentically, and have a safe place to bring our full selves to explore our inner and outer lives and what Playback can become.  *Please note, this workshop is not for white identified people. Check the conference schedule for white affinity space offerings. To […]

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White Identites Affinity Space

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A space for people who share white identities to support each other in doing our work to develop our understanding of racism, liberate our hearts, and focus on steps we can take to support fellow white playbackers to move our personal and collective playback practice forward in relation to confronting racism. We will brainstorm challenges […]

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TransFORMation: A Canadian Playbacker Affinity Space

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TransFORM your PB shows! Given the current divisive environment in Canada, how can we use PB to bring us together regardless of differences in our beliefs, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, etc. Join us to learn, share and practice our favourite forms that define our common humanity. Koel joined Vancouver Playback Theatre (VPT) 20 years ago. He […]

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Improving Troupe Artistry: using constructive feedback and Zoom recordings

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Is your Playback troupe rehearsing or performing online? If yes, you now have an unprecedented opportunity to grow as performers: with no extra effort, you can record your rehearsals and performances, review your enactments, and give feedback to each performer. In this workshop, we will first reflect and share about our own troupes' practices of […]

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Multiracial Playback Affinity Space

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Welcoming all multiracial people who self identify and/or are identified as ‘other’ in society in relationship to race and ethnicity. This welcoming creative space is specifically for multiracial people who may also identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Utilizing Playback Theatre this affinity space is an opportunity to connect with ones' heritage and […]

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Creative Cave

A weekly invitation to unpack creative blocks, energize your vision and take bold steps toward realizing your creative dreams. Facilitated by: Naomi Tessler, Artistic Director/Facilitator/Artist/Coach/Healer To register: communications@branchouttheatre.com

$675

The Disabled Experience in Playback Theatre Affinity Group

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Join us in this affinity group for an action-based conversation about disability/neurodiversity as practitioners in the Playback Theatre world. What is it like? How do we manage? Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT, RMT is a registered expressive arts therapist, supervisor, Eco artist and a core instructor at Lesley University. Being raised in the shadows of […]

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Partnerships: Building Ongoing Community Partners and Conducting Stronger Community Shows

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Practical session for troupe leaders and conductors. We'll address goals, common challenges, opportunities, raising funds, and addressing sensitive community issues in shows. Christopher Ellinger founded True Story Theater in 2001. He brings to his leadership over 35 years as a social entrepreneur and trainer. Before focusing on his passion for the arts, he was a […]

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Drop-in Playback Classes (all levels)

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For this time of maintaining physical distance but wanting to stay socially connected …take a live Playback Theatre class with True Story Theater using Zoom video conferencing! Pick the days and time that works for you. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the LINKS to your classes (different link for each class […]

$5 – $25

The Playback Monologue

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In many Playback forms, including 3 Part Story, Perspectives, Monologues and Dialogues and others, monologues play a key role. Many forms are built around monologues while others including Open Story give an opportunity for a character to give a monologue. What makes an effective Playback monologue? In this workshop, we will explore techniques for Playback […]

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Building Troupe Leadership: Support & Sustainability

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In this session, the directors of the Chicago Playback Theatre Ensemble (Darrick Jackson, Allison Sokolowski, and Clarissa Worcester) will come together with former leaders of the Asheville Playback theatre troupe (Deb Scott and Cat Gilliam) to describe the strengths and weaknesses of their troupes' leadership structures at different times. For both troupes, leadership structures evolved […]

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