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

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The chaos and uncertainty of the past couple years have forced us to meet unanticipated challenges and reach for help from unexpected places. Living Mirror Playback Theater invites you to reflect with us on our various support systems. Who has provided support for you in the past? Where can we find support in our present […]

Free – $30.00

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

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Have you ever tried to talk with someone you care about whose views are clearly different from yours--say, about Covid vaccinations, or whom to vote for, or abortion, or which news sources to trust? Audience members are invited to share their experiences. All perspectives are welcome. The actors reflect back what was shared, with respect, […]

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Trauma and Resilience – A World Playback Theater Show in Solidarity with Ukraine

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World Playback Theater invites you to share stories of trauma and resilience. In difficult moments, there is light. We need to remind ourselves to connect with this light. The world is shaking these days and we would like to come together - with our stories that connect to that light, and reflect on what helped […]

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

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Perspektives invites you to share (and listen to) stories about those smaller and bigger conflicts we all experience. Those battles within ourselves, disputes with others, struggles with different situations, conflicts with the world… Stories can be about the conflicts we could have prevented, those which can’t be solved, those for which you found a solution […]

Free – $30.00

Connections Between All Beings – A Thursday Zoomers Show

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Our lives are defined by interconnection. None of us can make it on our own. Cultivating and deepening connections creates a richer life. Come share stories of how connections with all beings make a difference in your life. This might be with human family and friends, animal companions, affinity with wild animals, ties to Nature […]

Free – $30.00

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

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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 […]

Free – $30.00
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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 International Playback Theatre Network Shares Africa Connect: Connecting Playback in Africa

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The AFRICA CONNECT Group is a small, but growing, online Africa Playback group of practitioners with lived experience of Africa. We use playback as a tool for sharing our stories of Connection and Disconnection to Africa. The session will share insight into how and why this IPTN Regional Network Project continues to develop.Andrea Sandoval (Vice-president […]

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Creating Verbal Engagement Among Actors Online

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How to create online interactive scenes with two or more actors? How to invite another actor to your scene? How to invite all actors to your offer? How to play two characters of opposite opinions? How to use silence? Playback online creates a tendency to make scenes as verbal monologs. More challenging is to create […]

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Performance of Trauma in Playback Theater (2 parts)

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Session 1 out of 2 workshops -- must plan to attend both! March 14 & March 15 at 6pm ET. In this workshop participants will receive tools to craft a safe and artistic performance space for traumatic material. The work of the conductor, actors and musicians will be considered from the perspective of containment and […]

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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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