A reference guide with 100+ handouts

PB Toolkit


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.

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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


“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)