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Call for interest - IPTN seeks Board Members

10 Jul 2017

The International Playback Theatre Network seeks Board Members

 

Deadline [30th September 2017]

 

Dear IPTN Members and Friends of Playback Theatre,
Exactly 30 years ago, Playback Theatre, Inc. was birthed with a mission to “enact personal experiences.” Today, the IPTN Board serves as the keeper of this charter, and invites a few select Playback practitioners to join us. In an effort to serve the international Playback community well, we are looking for culturally diverse representation among recognized leaders. As those who build bridges of understanding through stories and deep listening, we are in a unique position to affect positive change within our communities and beyond.

 

The IPTN board is responsible for membership services, website, IPTN Journal (formerly Interplay), selecting and supporting organising groups for international conferences etc. The board has officers including President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Coordinator, Conference Liaison, IPTN Journal Editor Liaison. We also have temporary sub-committees for projects. Board members sign up to serve for an initial four-year term with an optional second term. The board meets face to face every two years and online approximately six times a year. Board membership is a volunteer position. On average you should expect to spend about 1 hour/week for your tasks.

 

A board member needs to be an IPTN Practitioner Member. They are required to be in contact and communicate with the IPTN community in their own area and nearby regions, promote the IPTN, support Playback practitioners, companies and others who express an interest in Playback Theatre.
If you want to know more about the board, please contact our President Jori Pitkänen, [jori.pitkanen@gmail.com] or Secretary Christian Faber [christian.iptn@gmail.com]. For more information about the IPTN, please visit the IPTN website: www.iptn.info

 

If you are interested in applying to join the board, please forward an Expression of Interest telling us about yourself and answering the questions in the following form by [30th September 2017]

 

https://goo.gl/forms/FwjBtRWtwarjNiDk1

 

Please attach also two references from established Playback Theatre practitioners. The board will make decisions based on your expression of interest and letters of recommendation. We will respond by [31st October 2017].

 

The board maintains the right to request expressions of interest for new board members by personal call (experience, special competence, region representation).

 

On behalf of the IPTN Board
Jori Pitkänen

President

Pitkänen, Jori
I am Playback conductor, actor and group leader from Finland, and momentarily I conduct and lead 5 groups, from which two are more active. I also act in two groups. Playback has played a central part in my life for almost 10 years. In addition to traditional Playback Theatre, I have some more experimental group where we research the form, find new ways of doing playback and also combining playback with other forms of theatre. I train teachers to use Playback in schools, and I also work with Päivi Rahmel in the Finnish Leadership training, as a leader trainer trainee.

Outside playback, I train teachers and drama instructors in drama and game education, work as a career counselor and when having enough time, I try to do my doctoral dissertation in games research. It focuses on the thinking of players during games. I am a psychodramatist and continue my studies momentarily to the next level.

I am the president International Playback Theatre Network. My IPTN journey began when I attended the EPTG in Amsterdam where I met other IPTN actives and became even more interested in the international society. To me, it is important to build bridges. Playback Theatre has the potential to create understanding and empathy, to build bridges among people who have trouble finding and understanding each other. My wish is to contribute to that, to open hearts and eyes to see people they have not seen before.

Call for interest - IPTN seeks Board Members

10 Jul 2017

The International Playback Theatre Network seeks Board Members

 

Deadline [30th September 2017]

 

Dear IPTN Members and Friends of Playback Theatre,
Exactly 30 years ago, Playback Theatre, Inc. was birthed with a mission to “enact personal experiences.” Today, the IPTN Board serves as the keeper of this charter, and invites a few select Playback practitioners to join us. In an effort to serve the international Playback community well, we are looking for culturally diverse representation among recognized leaders. As those who build bridges of understanding through stories and deep listening, we are in a unique position to affect positive change within our communities and beyond.

 

The IPTN board is responsible for membership services, website, IPTN Journal (formerly Interplay), selecting and supporting organising groups for international conferences etc. The board has officers including President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Coordinator, Conference Liaison, IPTN Journal Editor Liaison. We also have temporary sub-committees for projects. Board members sign up to serve for an initial four-year term with an optional second term. The board meets face to face every two years and online approximately six times a year. Board membership is a volunteer position. On average you should expect to spend about 1 hour/week for your tasks.

 

A board member needs to be an IPTN Practitioner Member. They are required to be in contact and communicate with the IPTN community in their own area and nearby regions, promote the IPTN, support Playback practitioners, companies and others who express an interest in Playback Theatre.
If you want to know more about the board, please contact our President Jori Pitkänen, [jori.pitkanen@gmail.com] or Secretary Christian Faber [christian.iptn@gmail.com]. For more information about the IPTN, please visit the IPTN website: www.iptn.info

 

If you are interested in applying to join the board, please forward an Expression of Interest telling us about yourself and answering the questions in the following form by [30th September 2017]

 

https://goo.gl/forms/FwjBtRWtwarjNiDk1

 

Please attach also two references from established Playback Theatre practitioners. The board will make decisions based on your expression of interest and letters of recommendation. We will respond by [31st October 2017].

 

The board maintains the right to request expressions of interest for new board members by personal call (experience, special competence, region representation).

 

On behalf of the IPTN Board
Jori Pitkänen

President

Pitkänen, Jori
I am Playback conductor, actor and group leader from Finland, and momentarily I conduct and lead 5 groups, from which two are more active. I also act in two groups. Playback has played a central part in my life for almost 10 years. In addition to traditional Playback Theatre, I have some more experimental group where we research the form, find new ways of doing playback and also combining playback with other forms of theatre. I train teachers to use Playback in schools, and I also work with Päivi Rahmel in the Finnish Leadership training, as a leader trainer trainee.

Outside playback, I train teachers and drama instructors in drama and game education, work as a career counselor and when having enough time, I try to do my doctoral dissertation in games research. It focuses on the thinking of players during games. I am a psychodramatist and continue my studies momentarily to the next level.

I am the president International Playback Theatre Network. My IPTN journey began when I attended the EPTG in Amsterdam where I met other IPTN actives and became even more interested in the international society. To me, it is important to build bridges. Playback Theatre has the potential to create understanding and empathy, to build bridges among people who have trouble finding and understanding each other. My wish is to contribute to that, to open hearts and eyes to see people they have not seen before.