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Houston Playback Theatre

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Who Joins PNA?

Playback Theatre troupes

of all levels, from just forming to those with decades of experience

Individual Playback Theatre practitioners

Playback students, past members of troupes, and other

Expressive therapy students and teachers
of drama therapy, music therapy, psychodrama, insight 

Playback Theatre fans 

who want to learn about and
support the field

Theatre students and teachers

of applied theatre, scripted theatre, social justice theatre, community theatre

Why Be A PNA Member?

Make use of PNA’s many print and video resources: “how to” guides on doing Playback on Zoom, on teaching Playback, on Playback for social impact, on starting and running a troupe.

Attend the monthly, drop-in “Hot Topics for Playback Troupes” discussions about company development and business issues. Meet other company founders, directors and business managers.

Join the monthly, drop-in Playback Jams to play with practitioners from across the U.S. and Canada. Open to people at all levels of experience, and especially for those not currently in a Playback troupe.

Sign up to receive individual coaching from experienced Playback teachers for questions about performing, company development, business management and more. Attend the Hot Topics sessions to exchange Playback successes and challenges with other practitioners.

Sign up for one of PNA’s affordable skills training series for conductors or actors. Learn from attending other troupe’s online performances.

As a PNA member, your company’s events can be included in PNA’s e-newsletter and website, and you can post them on PNA’s members-only Facebook page.

When you join PNA, you become a member of the International Playback Theater Network (IPTN) at no extra charge.  IPTN offers many online programs, including a monthly presentation on “Playback Around the World.” Be inspired by Playback’s power.

PNA Programs and Resources (2023)


Hot Topics for Playback Troupes: monthly, with presentations and discussions

Playback Jams: monthly, open to all

Performance Festival: the last two weeks in April.

Artistic skills workshops:  5-week series for conductors starts in February 

Playback Around the World: presentations on Playback’s social impact in different countries



Coaching:  reach out for experienced advice and support for your troupe’s issues

Video library:  with training clips on how to do strong Playback online

Books: Deep discounts on electronic and print versions of several “how-to” guides, including a new guide for audience members, “Behind the Magic of Playback Theater.”

Publicity:  Let PNA know of your public online shows or workshops, and we will publicize them. 

Membership in the International Playback Theatre Network

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If you can afford it, please join at the suggested rate or higher.
If the rates below are a barrier, please use our “pay-what-you-can” rate at checkout.
Membership is for a whole year from the date that you join.

Membership Type
Suggested Annual Price (all rates are pay-what-you-can)
$100 suggested
$30 suggested
$20 suggested
International Friend - Company
$65 suggested
International Friend - Individual
$20 suggested

If your Playback troupe has joined as a Group Member, each troupe member needs to take these steps:   

1. Receive from the group leader the special URL the leader received from PNA.  If they can’t find it, contact

2. Use that URL to sign up at no additional charge.

Troupe members can now access all of PNA’s programs and benefits.  Please encourage all troupe members to sign up.