AUDITIONS - LOOKING FOR
ACTORS, ACTRESSES AND MUSICIAN We are actively looking for new company members. We look for people with acting ability and an interest in using the arts to build dialogue and justice.
Having Playback Theater, Drama Therapy, Improv or Improvisational Theater experience is a big plus, as well as formal acting training.
Musician needs ability to improvise to accompany the performance scenes.
Our next open rehearsals wil be scheduled soon
Fridays (10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.). Be prepared to audit and participate in our rehearsal.
Please email us a letter of interest and availabiltiy and if possilble include a headshot & resume.
You Tube Video/ Memorial of Lawrence Furman
TV Channel 26
a live show recorded 2017 at the studio of the
Marin Community Media Center, CMCM
"You were fabulous. Wow, wow, wow. Everyone loved you and it was so powerful for us. The performance gave us a deeper understanding of our own stories and their emotional affect on us. Everybody was emotional impacted. Some brought to tears. Thanks to each of you for sharing your hearts and talents." J.Redwing Keysar R.N., Director Palliative Care Program, Jewish Family and Children's Services
“My face hurt from smiling. I was feeling the joy for the human connection in the room.” Joan Nelson, Chairperson Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin Social Concerns
“I’m a big fan of improvisational theater but didn’t know what to expect from Playback. I was a “teller” at two performances. At the first performance I laughed and at the second I cried. Both experiences knocked my socks off.” Allan Blau, Attorney at Law
“I felt the earth move even though it didn’t register on the Richter scale. I laughed. I cried. It was everything you want in a night of improv. These actors are magical.” Nika St. Claire, Program Director, Alameda Family Services
“I was surprised and delighted. What an extraordinary and entertaining evening! The rare talent of the actors resulted in a delightful and soulful bonding.” Deborah von Bolschwing, Psychologist
“How in the world one performance can be exhilarating, entertaining and also be a transformational experience was proved possible at the Bay Area Playback Performance. I can’t wait for more.” Esther Blau, R.N.
“The actors pull various emotions out of the viewer like a clown retrieving a trail of scarves from his mouth. Risk taking, Energetic, Whimsical.” Nicole Katler, Psychotherapist and Musician
Winner, 2007 -2009 Marin Arts Council Grants
Bay Area Playback: Selected Performance Venues
Virtual Playback North America Conference 2020
Move Me Studio 2016
Open Secret Bookstore 2011- 2019
San Geronimo Valley Community Center 2015
Belrose Theatre 2006 - 2010
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts 2005,2008,2009
Larkspur Café Theatre 2006, 2007
Peacock Gap Country Club 2006
Whistle Stop Active Aging Center 2018
Vivalon, virtual 2021
San Quentin 2015
American Society of Group Psychotherapy 2006
and Psychodrama-64th Annual Conference. S.F.
Center Point Recovery Centers 2004 - 2008
IEATA International Expressive Arts Therapy Conference 2013
Juvenile Detention Center 2005,2009
Lawrence Furman, memorial 2017
Ohlhoff Recovery Programs 2005, 2006
Marin Services for Women 2004, 2005
Marin Abused Women’s Services 2006 -2008
Novato Charter School 2006
Palliative Care Nurses Annual Retreat,
Jewish Family and Children's Services 2011
S.F. Homeless Drop-In Shelter-staff training 2004
Spectrum LGBT Center 2007,2009
Tamalpais Creek Senior Center 2003, 2005
Tamalpais High School 2007, 2009
Updated April 2021
Real life stories told by audience members come alive on stage