PNA Programs and Resources: Overview

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What best fits your time and interests?

PNA has a strong lineup of programs and resources this fall.  If are a PNA member, see the events calendar on the home page and click on the links for details, pricing and registration.  You will receive PNA’s email newsletter announcing upcoming events. Want to participate and aren’t yet a PNA member?  Please join.


Skills workshop series:   Are you hungry to dig in and build your Playback skills and knowledge? 
Sign up for one of these substantive, reasonably-priced programs:

  • The Art of Empathy (for conductors): Thursdays, 5-6:30pm ET, five sessions starting Sept. 22 
  • The Performance of Trauma in Playback Theatre:  Mondays, 8-10pm ET, four sessions starting Oct. 24
  • Fall book group–artistic skills:  Sundays, 5-6:30pm ET, six sessions sessions starting Oct. 24

Monthly events:  Looking for just a little inspiration?  Drop in any time to connect with other Playbackers:

  • Playback Voices Around the World:  90 minute Zoom sessions, in collaboration with the International Playback Theatre Network, offered monthly (schedule varies)
  • One-on-One Coffee Hour (mini-visits):  noon-1pm, first Friday of each month starting Oct. 7

Coaching program:  Could you use help with a specific Playback issue?  

  • Bring your Playback challenges to one of the Peer Clinics, facilitated by a PNA coach
    – Third Saturday of each month, 4-5:30pm ET, starting Sept. 17
    – First Tuesday of each month, 7-8:30pm ET, starting Oct. 4
  • Consider getting skillful, individual coaching from an experienced practitioner.
Publications:  Enhance your artistic skills, strengthen your Playback company, and get inspired by Playback’s social impact across the region.  Members can download low-cost pdfs of all publications.
Audience guide:  Help your audience members better understand Playback and grow into active fans.  Give them this link to the free download of “Behind the Magic of Playback Theatre:  A guide for curious audience members and others.”
Video library of Playback forms online:  Use the videos in this library to help your company learn how to do strong Playback on Zoom.  Contribute your own troupe’s videos to the library.
Informal peer connection:  PNA members can connect to each other through the members-only Facebook page.
Affinity groups:  Over the years, PNA members have led affinity groups with other Playbackers who identify as BIPOC, white, (anti-racist), Canadian, elders, LGBTQ+.  If there’s a group you’d like to organize, we can put the word out.