Sign up for one workshop or both.    

In both workshops, you can enjoy the fun, intimacy and power of sharing personal stories and experiencing their simple dramatization. 


Introduction to Playback Theatre

In this Playback session, you’ll get to try on for yourself a quick taste of this world-wide form of improvisational story-telling theatre.  Read here about Playback Theatre.

Monthly on a Tuesday, noon-1pm ET
June 25, July 23, August 20
Register here for our June session!


Introduction to Embodied Empathy 

In this Embodied Empathy workshop, you’ll try on a full-bodied, creative listening practice, derived from Playback and other improv, that you can bring into your daily life and work.  Read here about  Embodied Empathy

Monthly on a Thursday, noon-1pm ET
June 27, July 25, August 22
Register here for our June session!

These monthly, free introductions are held in collaboration with the Global Play Brigade.


The introduction to Playback Theatre is facilitated by:


Alysa Rosa Escobar: a traveling Playback Theatre performer, currently living in Oaxaca, MX. Join her online Women’s Circles and Artist’s Way groups at

Johnny Olesen: a long-time Playback Theatre performer, workshop leader and psychodramatist,  living in New Mexico (US).



The introduction to Embodied Empathy is facilitated by:

Cat Gilliam:  a Playback Theatre performer and Nonviolent Communication trainer, currently living in New Mexico (US).

Christopher Ellinger:  experienced trainer, founder and director of True Story Theater in Boston, Massachusetts (US) and co-founder of Playback North America.