Playback Summer Weekend Intensive

Melbourne Playback Theatre Company is proud to offer a weekend of training in Playback Theatre Practice.
There are 3 workshops over 3 days (with just enough space for your family duties!)

Investigating Story
The great pleasure in Playback Theatre is seeing a story retold and transformed.
In this workshop we will continue our investigation of what it is to tell and re-tell stories, and how it is to hear stories from different perspectives. As part of this we will explore physical storytelling and non-linear narrative.
Whether part of your professional development or personal creative exploration, these workshops are designed to:
• Improve your listening skills.
• Play with ways of communicating.
• Discover and harness your natural storyteller.
• Explore ways of telling and composing story.
• Practice performance and presentation skills.
• Learn the Playback Theatre form.

About Playback Theatre
Playback Theatre is a form of improvisational theatre practiced in over 40 countries worldwide. It is a spontaneous theatre that reflects back to a gathered audience their view of the world as they experience it.
In a playback event, someone in the audience tells a story from their life, chooses the actors to play the different roles, and then we all watch the enactment as the story comes to life with artistic shape and nuance.
Playback Theatre skills can be used for a wide variety of disciplines, involving strong teamwork, listening, acting, movement and music. The re-creation of stories is often non-naturalistic; students are encouraged to use metaphor narration, chorus, genre, movement and song.

Facilitators: Glynis Angell, Ian David & Mike McEvoy

Friday 29 January 7pm to 9.30pm

Saturday 30 January 12.30 to 5pm

Sunday 31 January 12.30 to 5pm

Costs: Full - $250 / Concession - $220
Enquiries: Phone (03) 9690 9253
Places are limited to 14 participants- book early!

Dancehouse, 150 Princes Street, Carlton