Playback Theater virtual and in-person improvisational theater
Playback Theater Improvisational Theater Performance:
Sunday, March 13th 2022, 5 p.m. PST, 8 p.m. EST
Breaking Out of the Box: Creating Change in Ourselves and Our Communities
Come join us at this virtual performance at the Playback North America Conference.
There are so many systemic issues that have been highlighted by Covid, including inequities of race & class, climate change, environmental degradation, partisanship, etc. … At the same time, people have been put into separate little boxes — zoom being a perfect metaphor.
In our boxes we may feel safe but are often confined to the echo chamber of our own walls and recycled thinking. Problems seem insurmountable, as how can we address them by ourselves?
Many of us want to find ways to break out of our little boxes and change our relationships to ourselves, to each other, to Mother Earth, to partisanship and ‘being right’… and to free ourselves to see, listen & interact with each other from a place of empathy, community and common goals.
How do we break out of our boxes? What does YOUR box look like? Can you break out of it, or do you find what you need inside? What will it take to transform ourselves and our communities? What can the world look like?
This show is part of the online Playback North America Conference & Performance Festival: Playback in Community- Reaching Towards the Futures We Want. It will include over 20 conference sessions and 8 performances, hosted & performed by PNA members. The full Performance Festival runs 3/11/22 – 3/13/22.
Past Virtual Performance:
New Beginnings-Beyond the Pandemic
August 14th, 2021, 7pm Pacific time
A Virtual Bay Area Playback Theatre performance
Date: August 14h, 2021,
Time: 7pm Pacific time
This virtual performance is about your true stories and experiences in enduring the widespread fear, isolation and challenges of this last year’s global threat and how it has affected your life going forward.
Can we find our normal again? What has changed? Do you see things differently? What have you gained or lost? What will you never take for granted again?
Your experiences, relationships, choices, pursuits, dreams, attitudes and beliefs have created new stories to share.
We invite you to tell your stories, then watch as we play them back.
Free admission and donations are appreciated. Participants agree to appear on Zoom and in recordings of the event. We are planning to broadcast an edited version on Marin Community Access TV on a later date. Bay Area Playback is Playback Theater virtual and in-person improvisational theater!
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Past Playback Theater virtual and in-person improvisational theater performances
PNA Playback UnConference Virtual Performance
TV Channel 26 – A live show recorded 2017 at the studio of the Marin Community Media Center, CMCM
Bay Area Playback: Selected Performance Venues
Virtual Playback North America Conference, 2020, 2022
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 and Psychodrama-64th Annual Conference. S.F. , 2006
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