Past teleconferences

From The Centre for Playback Theatre

From The Centre for Playback Theatre “Catching the story” workshop 2012 (used with permission)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PNA hosted 79 teleconferences (2012-2017)

Topics

  1. Business and company issues
  2. Applications of Playback
  3. Artistic explorations

Playback roles

  1. For musicians
  2. For conductors
  3. For actors (or all performers)
  4. For Playback trainers

If you’re a current PNA member, feel free to contact us for links to the (modest) notes from any of these past teleconferences/


Teleconference archives by category

Archives are organized:
– First by topic, in the order above
– Next by year, from most recent to most past
– Within a given year, entries are chronological, Jan- Dec.


Business and company issues

Bringing in new company members
Feb. 2015, moderated by Dana Rungay, Red Threads Playback, Winnipeg, BC

Community partnerships and fundraising
April 2015, moderated by Zhaleh Almaee Weinblatt, Poetic Justice, Port Townsend, WA

Q & A Session: IPTN Conference 2015
May 2015, moderated by Elisabeth Couture and Gail Schwartz, Montreal QC

Self-Reflection and critique after performances
June 2015, moderated by Debe Edden, Heartsparkle Players, Olympia WA

Building audiences for public shows
Oct. 2015, moderated by Pamela Jafari, Synergy Playback, Washington DC

Sharing back from Montreal Playback conference
Nov.2015, moderated by  Davis Rodriguez Melendez, IPTN membership secretary for North America

Exploring the new Playback reference guide:
A Playback Theatre Toolkit: through the lens of one company’s perspective
Wednesday April 13, Presenters: Christopher and Anne Ellinger, True Story Theater (Boston, MA)


Applications of Playback

Playback and other social justice theater work at universities
September 6, 2017, Presenters: Heidi Winters Vogel, Theater professor at Eastern Mennonite University and Tina Chapman DaCosta, director of the Diversity Theater Program at Rochester Institute of Technology

Transformative Language Arts Network: integrating Playback with other arts in this network
April 25, 2017, Moderator: Kelly DuMar, Sherborn, MA.

Playback Theatre and reproductive health and loss
March 9, 2017, Moderator: Shawnee Renee Benton, Big Apple Playback Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Playback for social action
March 2, 2017, Moderator: Zhaleh Almaee, Poetic Justice, Port Townsend, WA

Playback supporting people in recovery from addiction
December 6, 2016, Presenters include: Michael Kennedy (Creative Action Playback Theater Company, Troy, NY)

“Hopes & fears in an election year”
November  8, 2016, Moderator: Christopher Ellinger

Playback on hot current events
October 19, 2016, Moderator: Anne Ellinger

Playback and climate change (part two)
August 31, 2016, Presenter: Sarah Urech, Hudson River PBT

Playback and people with disabilities (part two): doing Playback collaboratively with people with many different abilities as well as performing respectfully for people with disabilities
August 2, 2016, Presenters: Jennie Kristel (Burlington, VT), Michelle Yadon (Carmel, IN), and Debe Edden (Olympia, WA)

Playback and Youth (ages 12-18)
July 21, 2016, Presenter: Tim Reagan (Sidwell School)

Playback and climate change
June 22, 2016, Presenter: Sarah Urech

Playback and people with disabilities
Monday May 16,  2016, with presenters: Jennie Kristel (Burlington, VT) and Michelle Yadon (Carmel, IN)

Playback and Restorative Justice
March 21, 2016, moderated by Cat Gilliam and Christopher Ellinger

Playback at Conferences
March 9, 2016, moderated by Kimberly Rattley, Synergy Playback (Washington DC)

Playback and civic engagement
Feb. 2016, moderated by Virginia Murphy, Playback Memphis, Memphis TN

Playback and youth
Sept. 2012 – Jan. 2014,  five calls, moderated by Kelly and Franci Dumar, Sherborn, MA

Latino & Bi-lingual Playback/ Playback Latino y Bilingue
Sept. 2012, moderated in Spanish and English by Leticia Nieto, trainer and founder of Pasajeros Playback. Olympia WA.
Moderadora: (en Ingles y Espanol) Leticia Nieto, entrenadora y co-fundadora de Pasajeris Playback, Olympia WA


Artistic explorations

Combining Playback Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed for social justice
May 4, 2017, Moderator: Zhaleh Almaee, Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble, Port Townsend, WA. Presenters: Hannah Fox, Founder of Big Apple Playback (NY) and Marc Weinblatt, Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble, Port Townsend, WA.

Playback Theatre and Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
January 12, 2017
Moderator: Myriam Verzat, Montreal
NVC is a communication model and set of skills for empathy and conflict transformation.  Many people around the world have been trained in and practice the model.  What has and can the NVC model and NVC practitioners offer Playback…and vice-versa?

Playback joining the  “People’s State of the Union” national storytelling event
Jan. 2016, moderated by Anne Ellinger, True Story Theater, Boston MA

New Playback artistic forms
March 2015, moderated by David LaGraffe, Portland Playback Theatre, Portland, ME

Playback Poetry: A creative writing workshop
March 2015, led by Kelly DuMar, Sherborn, MA

Playback and Theatre of the Oppressed
Feb. 2015, moderated by Zhaleh Almaee, Poetic Justice, Port Townsend, WA

Contact Improvisation and Playback
April  2015, moderated by Mecca Burns and Brad Stoller, Presence, Charlottesville, VA

Playback & Poetry: A creative writing workshop II
Nov. 2015, led by Kelly DuMar, Sherborn, MA

Playback and Theatre of the Oppressed
Sept. 2012, moderated by Zhaleh Almaee, Poetic Justice, Port Townsend, WA

Playback and Theatre of the Oppressed
Aug. 2012, moderated by Rebecca Brown Adelman, Playback West, Boulder, CO


For Playback musicians

General mutual support
Jan. 2016, moderated by Mariana Occhiuzzi of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Tonia Pinheiro, True Story Theater, Boston MA

General mutual support
Jan. to Dec. 2015, moderated by Tonia Pinheiro, True Story Theater, Boston MA

Eight calls.  Prepared for music-related sessions at the July 2015 IPTN conference in Montreal
Jan. to June 2014, moderated by Tonia Pinheiro, True Story Theater, Boston MA

Eighteen calls.  Worked together to create a musician’s issue of the IPTN newsletter, Playback Journal (formerly Interplay).
Sept. 2012 thru Dec. 2013, moderated by Paul Gareau of Living Histories, Montreal QC and Tonia Pinheiro, True Story Theater, Boston MA


For conductors

New and experienced conductors “Peer Clinic”
September 8, 2016

Audience Participation
May 2015, moderated by Dana Rungay, Red Threads of Peace Playback, Winnipeg, MB

Tensions of the role of conductor…and how we manage them
Aug. 2015, moderated by Leticia Nieto, Pasajeros Playback, Olympia WA

How to choose what form supports a story
Feb. 2014, moderated by Patti Goodman from Vineyard Living Stories, Cambridge MA

How we open performances
May 2014, moderated by Tasha Paley, Brooklyn NY and Mexico

Conductor mistakes and important learnings
Aug. 2014, moderated by Kym Dakin, Portland Playback, Portland ME

Conductor mistakes and important learnings
Oct. 2014, moderated by Leslie Gauna, Houston Playback, Houston TX

How to skillfully engage the audience
Dec. 2014, moderated by Marcela Descalzi, Houston Playback, Houston TX

Satisfactions and challenges of conducting (for experienced conductors)
Jan. 2013, moderated by Susan Ward, Montreal Playback, Montreal QC

Multiple topics (dialogue between new and experienced conductors)
* April 2013, moderated by Kym Dakin, Portland Playback, Portland ME
* June 2013, moderated by Malika Rao, Tucson Community Playback Theatre, Tucson AZ
July 2013, moderated by Malika Rao, Tucson Community Playback Theatre, Tucson AZ

How to respond to a racist or oppressive teller?
Sept. 2013, moderated by Malika Rao, Tucson Community Playback Theatre, Tucson, AZ

What helps to guide and support the teller?
Dec. 2013, moderated by Leigh Bulmer, Montreal Playback, Montreal QC

For conductors with at least 3 years of experience
July 2012, moderated by Nisha Sajnani, Living Histories Playback, Montreal QC


For actors (or all Playback performers)

Favorite rehearsal exercises and rituals
Thursday June 8, 2017, Moderator: Eva Vander Giessen, San Francisco Playback Theatre

When tellers talk about other people: ethical issues and practical tactics
May 25, 2017, Presenter: Marlena Merrin, Living Stories Playback, Cambridge, MA

Playback for large audiences: how do we create a safe, effective container?
April 20, 2017, Presenter and co-moderator: Dana Rungay, Red Threads of Peace, Winnipeg, Manitoba


For Playback trainers

For trainers with 3+ years of experience teaching Playback
March 2013, moderated by Mountaine Jonas, Asheville Playback, NC

Dialogue between new and experienced trainers in Playback
May 2013, moderated by Zhaleh Almaee Weinblatt, Poetic Justice Ensemble, Port Townsend, WA


For Playback company founders

Starting (or re-starting) a Playback Company: ​an exchange among new and old company founders​
October 12, 2017, ​Moderator: Cat Gilliam, Co-founder of ​Asheville Playback Theatre