Welcome to Perth PlayBack Theatre
Interactive, Improvised Theatre
Playback Theatre brings to life the personal stories in your community or workplace for you to enjoy and reflect. It is a dynamic and inspiring way of engaging with your people to bring them closer together with heart, humour and honesty.
Perth Playback Theatre was founded in 1982 and continues to perform in Perth and tour regional WA. The Company is a member of the International Playback Theatre Network which fosters training, research and new developments in interactive theatre.
Here’s what our audience says about their Playback experience
“Your guys were the hit of the weekend – people didn’t stop talking about it! You really hit the mark. Please pass onto the team our sincere thanks.”
Kaye Neylon, CEO of Kalparrin
“A brilliant way to open and really set the scene for the workshops that followed. I recommend Playback Theatre without reservation.”
Noreen Flynn, Executive Director
State Conference of Carers and Carers Issues
Past public events include: International Women’s day (March 2016) Where is your Family? Who’s Your Flock (FringeFestival, Jan 2017) Eat, Drink, Share (Ambrook Winery 2018) Fairbridge Festival (April 2019) Masterclass in Playback Theatre Forms (Oct 2019) Seniors Week – Celebrating Origin Stories (November 2019)
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries about these events.
want to attend our Rehearsals? – you can!
We hold FREE monthly Open Rehearsal’s that anyone can come along to and enjoy taking part with the Playback teams. see video here
We will provide a fun, active and safe way for you to participate, if you choose. This is audience-interactive and improvised theatre.
As part of our rehearsal approach we will demonstrate some of our playback “forms” to you. Forms provide the framework in which actors and musicians can improvise with confidence. Our main aim in Playback is to honour the ‘teller’ (the person sharing their story), which means listening respectfully and without judgement. This is the audience-interactive aspect of Playback Theatre: the “teller” is an audience member.
Bear in mind that our rehearsal offers us time to reflect, and deconstruct what occurs, so is different from a ‘polished’ performance.