A Playback Theatre Toolkit

A Reference Guide With 100+ Handouts

A Playback Theatre Toolkit: through the lens of one company’s experience can help you if you:

- are looking to start a Playback group or company

- want to strengthen an existing Playback group

- seek to address challenges related to artistic, business, and company development

It is offered as a benefit of PNA membership.

Join PNA now to get your electronic copy plus discounts on the printed version, Read Brian Tasker’s review of the toolkit on IPTN

Part 1:  Artistic development: Playback Theatre structures and skills, issues that arise in performance, and more

Part 2: Business development: Money agreements, fundraising, getting paid clients, and more

Part 3: Company development: Finding new company members, getting along as a troupe, leadership roles, and more

Part 4: Context: Ethics, impact of Playback, benefits for the practitioner, visions, and more 

How to order

A Playback Theatre Toolkit (300 pages)
Member price: $30 (plus shipping & handling)
Retail price (on Amazon.com): $45

Get the special member’s price by joining as a PNA member (if you aren’t yet).
Please join now.  
You’ll get a free download of the PDF file plus other publications.


If you live outside of the U.S. or Canada?

You are welcome to join as an international friend and will receive an electronic copy of the toolkit.  You also get the discount on paperback copies.
There are now Spanish and Swedish translations available.


“I don’t have to reinvent the wheel!  I’m smiling with excitement and sighing with relief, reading the Toolkit.
Our Playback troupe has quickly benefitted from this comprehensive gift to the Playback community.”
-Tonya Quillen, Creative Director, Living Mirror Playback (Tampa, FL)

“A practical guide to PT performance and practice, put together with care.”
-Jonathan Fox, co-founder of Playback Theatre

“Every page is a gold mine of Playback tips, insights and skills!  I’m encouraging our whole troupe to study it.”
-Dana Rungay, Director, Red Threads of Peace, (Winnipeg, MB)

“This major piece of work will be welcomed and used by many Playback practitioners and learners.”
-Jo Salas, co-founder of Playback Theatre, Hudson River Playback Theatre (New Paltz, NY)

Holy smokes–what an incredible piece of work!  An awesome, needed resource.
-Virginia Murphy, Playback Memphis (Memphis, TN)