Workshops are for actors, musicians, group facilitators and for anyone who wants to explore creative and playful performance.
Workshops are a great way to understand the inner workings of Playback Theatre. You will get to experience the Playback culture, the forms we use to improvise within and a whole raft of games and strategies for unlocking your improvisational genius! All within a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment.
Bring comfortable clothing to move about in. Bring drinking water, or a water container and something to share for a shared lunch. (Please don’t bring anything with nuts in it for workshops held at Chrysalis school).
If you have a musical instrument you enjoy playing, please bring that with you as well. Music forms an integral part of Playback’s improvisations. Don’t be afraid if you think your skills here are modest. Have a go!
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Workshop registration begins at 9:00with tea and coffee for a 9:30 Workshop start.
There will be a tea break around 11, a lunch break around 1:15 and we usually finish at 4pm.
These workshops are open to people who work or volunteer as actors, speakers, drama teachers, coaches, trainers and facilitators. It may be of interest to those who offer human resource services, learning and organisational development, community development.
What will happen on the day?
We will provide a fun, active and safe way for you to participate in improvisational performance. We will introduce you to playback theatre, our team and ideals, and provide an opportunity to discover whether it’s something you would like to explore further
We will demonstrate some of our playback “forms” to you. You get to participate in fun workshop exercises that relate to our forms, and then you will have a chance to get up and do that form. Our aim in Playback is to honour the “teller” – the person sharing their story – listening respectfully, without judgement or embellishment.
We will focus on connection to self and others, and performing from our heartspace, rather than “getting it right”.