PNA Peer Learning

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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 an email twice a month with 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. 15
  • Winter book group–business and company-building skills:  Sundays, 5-6:30pm ET, six sessions starting Feb. 5

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.
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.
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.