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An Evening of Playback Theatre Saturday, December 16, 2023 in Berkeley
Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble
An Evening of Playback Theatre
Saturday, December 16, 2023
December 16, 2023
Saturday 8-10 pm
David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA
$25 General Admission Pre-sale ($30 at the door)
$20 Students & Seniors (Pre-sale & at the door)
Director /Armand Volkas
John Kadyk, Christine Kalb, Merry Ross, Geno Creese, Vicki Dello Joio
Rae Ann Goldberg, Persephone Gonzalez, Laurel Elliott
The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble is a troupe of improvisational actors and musicians who “play back” personal stories shared by audience members in ways that both honor and illuminate the original experience.
Bring a Story to tell,
or simply watch one unfold!
What is Playback Theatre?
Playback Theatre is an original form of improvisational theatre in which audience members tell stories from their lives, and watch them enacted on the spot by a company of trained actors and musicians. In Playback Theatre performances, a Conductor awakens a range of perspectives and ideas offered by audience members. The performing ensemble then brings the audience’s stories to life in a way that is honoring, illuminating, and transformative. Sometimes a story becomes a myth, sometimes a realistic enactment; some stories are tragic, others are funny or illuminating. Playback Theatre affirms the importance and dignity of personal experience, enables people to view their lives in new ways, and draws people closer as they see their common humanity.
Who is The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble?
The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble produces performances, workshops and events for personal, professional, and organizational growth. Created in 1989 under the direction of psychotherapist and drama therapist Armand Volkas, The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble, in collaboration with The Healing the Wounds of History Project, has received international recognition for its work in bringing groups in conflict together, such as Germans and Jews; Palestinians and Israelis; Japanese, Chinese and Koreans on their legacy of WWII, and Armenians and Turks.
At the heart of its work is a profound respect for the power of personal story to build bridges between people and cultures. The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble is a member of the International Playback Theatre Network, Playback North America, Theatre Bay Area, and performs for corporations, schools, hospitals, community celebrations, conferences, and for the general public. Visit www.livingartsplayback.org to learn more.
See you on December 16th!
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