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The Antagonist Force In Playback Theatre - Finding The Courage and Positive Intention Within The Shadow

The Antagonist Force In Playback Theatre - Finding The Courage and Positive Intention Within The Shadow

23 Nov 2017 - Assael Romanelli - No Comment

We all believe that we are nice, ethical, polite and kind people. We (usually) don’t enjoy feeling or acting mean, jealous, vindictive, desperate, clingy or pathetic in our personal life. Therefore, Nobody likes to play negative or dark antagonist roles onstage.
Safety, Danger, and Playback Theatre: A survey

Safety, Danger, and Playback Theatre: A survey

10 Oct 2017 - Steve Nash - No Comment

Some years back, I co-wrote an article called 'Safety, Danger and Playback Theatre' (Nash, Rowe 2000). It was written as a response to a series of questions and criticisms raised by therapist colleagues who had seen performances by Playback Theatre York.
Their main concern was their perception that the playback form invites vulnerability, but lacks adequate therapeutic boundaries, and is therefore unsafe, and potentially dangerous. In our response we argued...
Book Reviews – A Playback Theatre Toolkit

Book Reviews – A Playback Theatre Toolkit

14 Aug 2017 - Brian Tasker - No Comment

Book Reviews – A Playback Theatre Toolkit through the lens of one company’s experience by Anne and Christopher Ellinger and Playback Theatre Practice, Selected Articles edited by Elizaveta Zagryazhskaya and Zoya Zagryazhskaya
Unreasonable Playback: Making Space for Diversity

Unreasonable Playback: Making Space for Diversity

10 Jul 2017 - Don Crites - No Comment

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw
Playback Theatre and the Trickster

Playback Theatre and the Trickster

4 Jun 2017 - Brian Tasker - No Comment

Editorial and Reflections after Budapest – Brian Tasker Before I begin, I just need to clarify how the IPT...
Chorus in Playback Theater - the beating heart of the group mind

Chorus in Playback Theater - the beating heart of the group mind

13 Apr 2017 - 1 Comment

Traditionally the Greek Chorus was a homogeneous, non-individualized group of performers, who gave a collective voice on the dramatic action sometimes adding an interpretation or a wider understanding of the dialogue of the main characters (Pavis & Shantz, 1998). We can see that the strength of the chorus was the ‘anonymity’ and ability to contribute a unique, bold voice.
In Playback Theater (PT), both Salas (1999) and Lubrani Rolnik (2009) describe the traditional PT Chorus, which is based on a group of actors, standing together, repeating and echoing individual offers as they arise.
A full experience: The Fifth Spontaneous/Playback Theatre Meeting in Cuba

A full experience: The Fifth Spontaneous/Playback Theatre Meeting in Cuba

5 Apr 2017 - No Comment

From January 5 to 15, 2017 we had the chance to share with three Cuban groups - Teatro Espontáneo de La Habana, Gigantería Ensemble and Teatro de los Elementos - and a group of young people from Costa Rica belonging to various collectives: Triqui Traque UNA Compañía de Teatro Espontáneo, Colectiva Chancha Negra and Lo-cura. The V Encuentro de Teatro Espontáneo/ Playback was hosted by Teatro de los Elementos in their Comunidad Cultural del Jobero in a beautiful estate in Cumanayagua in the Escambray mountains.
Whose Story Is It? Other People In Playback Stories

Whose Story Is It? Other People In Playback Stories

5 Mar 2017 - No Comment

Marlena’s article offers principles and pointers to assist Conductors in managing tellers who try to reveal personal information about other people and/or pass judgements on others.

(Editor's note: Hopefully more articles on practice issues will follow to build on the tradition of sharing good practice. Please send your submissions to me, Brian Tasker, IPTN Journal Editor at iptnjournal@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you – thank you.)
Application to host the IPTN Conference 2019

Application to host the IPTN Conference 2019

6 Feb 2017 - No Comment

Dear members, We are in the process of selecting the host for the next IPTN world conference in 2019, and we...
Playback Theatre Training in New Delhi

Playback Theatre Training in New Delhi

18 Jan 2017 - No Comment

Playback Theatre Training in New Delhi – Brian Tasker and Rijul Kataria There is an existing and long-standi...
The Heroes Reborn in Our Everyday Stories

The Heroes Reborn in Our Everyday Stories

19 Oct 2016 - No Comment

Inspirations by Bin Tu and Le Zhao In the winter of 2013, we met Anna Chesner in Guangzhou and participate...
Dilemmas and conflicts in Playback Theater – the fuel of the drama

Dilemmas and conflicts in Playback Theater – the fuel of the drama

19 Oct 2016 - No Comment

Introduction by Assael Romanelli A conflict is considered the core of Drama. It is what we want to see ...
Our 25 Year Journey of Hope and Compassion

Our 25 Year Journey of Hope and Compassion

14 Oct 2016 - No Comment

By Debe Edden, Heartsparkle Players’ Founder and Artistic and Managing Director In 1981 at the bottom of t...
Montreal Workshop Report “Sustaining Company Life”

Montreal Workshop Report “Sustaining Company Life”

14 Oct 2016 - 1 Comment

Sydney Playback Theatre received an invitation from the Playback Theatre International Conference organis...
Farewell Note from Simon Floodgate

Farewell Note from Simon Floodgate

26 Sep 2016 - Simon Floodgate - No Comment

With huge reluctance I have to announce that I am stepping down from the role of IPTN Journal editor. I would...
A Documentary on Playback Theatre Needs Your Help!

A Documentary on Playback Theatre Needs Your Help!

13 Aug 2016 - Red Thread of Peace - No Comment

An independent film company out of Winnipeg, Canada is hoping to produce a documentary on playback theatre an...
Summary of Exchange Hub "Conflicts at Playback Conferences"

Summary of Exchange Hub "Conflicts at Playback Conferences"

6 Jul 2016 - No Comment

Conflict at Playback Theatre conferences: A summary of a conversation between PT practitioners Between Jun...
IPTN Journal Call for Submission

IPTN Journal Call for Submission

8 Jun 2016 - Simon Floodgate - No Comment

IPTN JOURNAL NEXT EDITION (Vol 2, no.2) CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 17th JUNE, 2016 Yes, it is time to remind yo...
Online Conversation Hub June 2016

Online Conversation Hub June 2016

19 Apr 2016 - No Comment

Date: begins Friday 3 June and finishes Monday 20 June, 2016. Theme: Conflict at Conferences As playba...
IPTN Journal Vol.2 No.1 April 2016 (Full Version for Download)

IPTN Journal Vol.2 No.1 April 2016 (Full Version for Download)

19 Apr 2016 - No Comment

Words from the Editor – Simon Floodgate John Paul Lederach (2005), referencing Kenneth Yasuda on the J...
A Letter from Jonathan - Conflict at Conferences

A Letter from Jonathan - Conflict at Conferences

2 Apr 2016 - Jonathan Fox - 4 Comments

Conflict at conferences A letter to the IPTN community By Jonathan Fox Dear colleagues and playback the...
Words from the Editor & Call for Submissions (Vol 2, no.1)

Words from the Editor & Call for Submissions (Vol 2, no.1)

4 Mar 2016 - Simon Floodgate - No Comment

Words from the Editor – Simon Floodgate John Paul Lederach (2005), referencing Kenneth Yasuda on the Japan...
Asian Pacific Playback Theatre Conference 2015

Asian Pacific Playback Theatre Conference 2015

4 Mar 2016 - No Comment

At the Asia Pacific Playback Theatre Conferencein Hong Kong 25 November to ...
New Book: Playback Theatre Practice - Selected Articles

New Book: Playback Theatre Practice - Selected Articles

4 Mar 2016 - No Comment

Zagryazhskaya,E and Zagryazhskaya, Z (Eds.), (2015). Playback theatre practice: selected articles. Vash ...
Book Review: 'Nossas Historias Em Cena' by C.S. Siewert

Book Review: 'Nossas Historias Em Cena' by C.S. Siewert

4 Mar 2016 - José Ramos Marques - No Comment

Reviewer: José Marques According to Siewert, this book followed from her research into Playback...
The Story of Building a Playback Network

The Story of Building a Playback Network

4 Mar 2016 - Christopher and Anne Ellinger, Amber Espar, Tonia Pinheiro - No Comment

Dear Playback Theatre friends around the world, Backstory In our (mostly happy) bubble: So ea...
Relato do 1º Encontro Brasileiro de Teatro Playback - Clarice Steil Siewert

Relato do 1º Encontro Brasileiro de Teatro Playback - Clarice Steil Siewert

4 Mar 2016 - No Comment

Teatro Playback no Brasil: um caminho na direÇão do Encontro Clarice Steil Siewert*(com a colabor...
Report on the German-speaking Network, PTN e.V.

Report on the German-speaking Network, PTN e.V.

4 Mar 2016 - No Comment

German-speaking Network, PTN e.V., celebrates 10th Birthday with a Newsletter Many will know that the Ger...
The Three Dimensional Model for Scenes in Playback Theater - Assael Romanelli

The Three Dimensional Model for Scenes in Playback Theater - Assael Romanelli

4 Mar 2016 - Assael Romanelli - No Comment

Assael Romanelli Intro In the Playback Theater (PT) training community, there are certain techniques and ...
"Best Friends? Not Quite" - Børge Kristoffersen and Audun Mollan Kristoffersen

"Best Friends? Not Quite" - Børge Kristoffersen and Audun Mollan Kristoffersen

4 Mar 2016 - Audun Mollan Kristoffersen - No Comment

Playback Theatre in elementary school[1] Børge Kristoffersen and Audun Mollan Kristoffersen I...
Who Can Listen to My Story? - Anne Dirnstorfer

Who Can Listen to My Story? - Anne Dirnstorfer

4 Mar 2016 - No Comment

Playback Theatre on wartime experiences in Nepal Anne Dirnstorfer Working with Playback in Nepal ha...
Coming soon!

Coming soon!

19 Feb 2016 - Simon Floodgate - No Comment

Watch out for the next edition of the IPTN Journal, soon to be on the IPTN website in full. In the meantime ...
Online Conversation Hub March 2016

Online Conversation Hub March 2016

19 Feb 2016 - No Comment

Date: begins Saturday 27 February and finishes Friday 18 March. Theme: The freedom of the teller’s chair ...
"...and I felt as if I'm home you understand, with my people."

"...and I felt as if I'm home you understand, with my people."

5 Feb 2016 - Kate Glover, Annie Mitchell, Jacqui Stedmon, Alison Fairlove, Amanda Brown - No Comment

Women’s narratives of attending Playback Theatre for refugees and asylum seekers: towards new ways of seeing,...
IPTN Journal: Call for Submissions

IPTN Journal: Call for Submissions

1 Nov 2015 - Simon Floodgate - No Comment

REMINDER IPTN JOURNAL NEXT EDITION CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 20th NOVEMBER, 2015 This is not a themed edition ...
Online Conversation Hub September 2015

Online Conversation Hub September 2015

16 Aug 2015 - No Comment

IPTN Vision The IPTN provides an independent, inclusive and global platform that strengthens Playback Theatre...
IPTN Journal July 2015 (Full Version for Download)

IPTN Journal July 2015 (Full Version for Download)

8 Jul 2015 - No Comment

Welcome to the IPTN Journal, the new title for Interplay. The Journal is the place to share ideas, reflec...
Reports from Training at School of Playback-Theater-Netzwerk e.V.

Reports from Training at School of Playback-Theater-Netzwerk e.V.

7 Jul 2015 - Ariane Ehinger & Andrea Schulze - 2 Comments

Train The Trainers Ariane Ehinger Chairwoman of the School of Playback-Theater-Netzwerk e.V. Every year, ...
Words from the Editor, July 2015 - Simon Floodgate

Words from the Editor, July 2015 - Simon Floodgate

7 Jul 2015 - Simon Floodgate - No Comment

Welcome to the IPTN Journal, the new title for Interplay. The Journal is the place to share ideas, reflection...
Book Notice - Beyond Theatre, Jonathan Fox memoirs

Book Notice - Beyond Theatre, Jonathan Fox memoirs

7 Jul 2015 - Jonathan Fox - No Comment

Jonathan Fox’s memoir Beyond Theatre Tusitala Publishing is happy to announce the publication ofBeyond The...
Narrative Reticulation - Jonathan Fox

Narrative Reticulation - Jonathan Fox

7 Jul 2015 - Jonathan Fox - No Comment

On Narrative Reticulation By Jonathan Fox For the past two years or so I have been developing a new theor...
Building a Playback Theatre Group at the Open University of Israel (OUI) Rinat Shahaf Barzilay, PhD & Nurit Shoshan

Building a Playback Theatre Group at the Open University of Israel (OUI) Rinat Shahaf Barzilay, PhD & Nurit Shoshan

7 Jul 2015 - Rinat Shahaf Barzilay, PhD & Nurit Shoshan - No Comment

“Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?” Robert Browning,Men and Women and ...
CPT Code of Ethics for Playback Theatre Trainers and Practitioners

CPT Code of Ethics for Playback Theatre Trainers and Practitioners

7 Jul 2015 - Centre for Playback Theatre - No Comment

Code of Ethics for Playback Theatre Trainers and Practitioners As practitioners and trainers of Playback T...
Where is Playback Theatre Going? A Mindful Pause - Brian Tasker

Where is Playback Theatre Going? A Mindful Pause - Brian Tasker

7 Jul 2015 - Brian Tasker - No Comment

When I began my Playback Theatre journey in 2003 an individual undertook core training and was then in a posi...
Playback Theatre in Social Movements - Ben Rivers

Playback Theatre in Social Movements - Ben Rivers

7 Jul 2015 - Ben Rivers - 1 Comment

EDUCATE, AGITATE AND ORGANIZE! PLAYBACK THEATRE AND ITS ROLE IN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS Ben Rivers[1], 2015 ...
Book Notice - Dancing with Diana

Book Notice - Dancing with Diana

7 Jul 2015 - Jo Salas - No Comment

New novel: Dancing with Diana Jo Salas’s novel, Dancing with Diana was recently published by Codhill P...
Writing About Playback Theatre - Jo Salas

Writing About Playback Theatre - Jo Salas

7 Jul 2015 - Jo Salas - No Comment

“We are talking about tools and carpentry, about words and style … but as we move along, you’d do well to...
Kiss György Ádám  - 40 éves a „PLAYBACK” KÖZÖSSÉG

Kiss György Ádám - 40 éves a „PLAYBACK” KÖZÖSSÉG

7 Jul 2015 - Ádám Kiss György - No Comment

(Please click here for English translation) Hungarian 1. Köszöntöm a negyven &eacute...
President's Letter

President's Letter

7 Jul 2015 - Jürgen Schoo - No Comment

(Please click on the language you wish to read:Deutsch and Portuguese) (請按:中文閱讀中文譯本) English(Translated by...
The Original Playback Theatre Company

The Original Playback Theatre Company

7 Jul 2015 - No Comment

The original Playback Theatre company in 1979. Clockwise from top left: Jonathan Fox, Vince Furfaro, Neil...
Asian Pacific Playback Theatre Conference 2015 (Proposal Invitation)

Asian Pacific Playback Theatre Conference 2015 (Proposal Invitation)

21 Jun 2015 - YU Hon Kit, Eddie - No Comment

Asia Pacific Playback Theatre Conference 2015 Proposal Invitation The conference takes place on 27-29 Nov ...
European Playback Theatre Gathering 2014

European Playback Theatre Gathering 2014

10 Apr 2015 - Karin Bettina Gisler - 3 Comments

The European Playback Theatre Gathering took place in Amsterdam last year with 297 people from 31 countries...
Volunteers Recruitment for Montreal Conference

Volunteers Recruitment for Montreal Conference

6 Oct 2014 - No Comment

Volunteer - there is still a chance to help out! Meet other playbackers from all over the world, gain experi...
Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

6 Oct 2014 - No Comment

Joke Rood has decided to step down from her role as board member of the Internaonal Playback Theatre Network....
Playback Conductor Workshop

Playback Conductor Workshop

6 Oct 2014 - Tihamér Bakó - No Comment

In this section, Bakó Tihamér carefully sets out his recent work toward developing and supporti...
Musician's Muse

Musician's Muse

6 Oct 2014 - Tonia Pinheiro - 2 Comments

When the playback of the story has ended, as part of our ritual, the actors drop everything, go to neutral, a...
Sexuality and Eroticism - The "Forbidden" Spaces in Playback Theatre

Sexuality and Eroticism - The "Forbidden" Spaces in Playback Theatre

6 Oct 2014 - Assael Romanelli - No Comment

Informed by key reading in the area, Assael Romanelli investigates areas that might be considered taboo or ev...
International Gathering Of Theatres in Transformation

International Gathering Of Theatres in Transformation

6 Oct 2014 - No Comment

Salamanca 4, 5 and 6 July 2014 Organized by: USAL ‐ University of Salamanca and AEP, the Spanish Association ...
Learning to Live in My Head

Learning to Live in My Head

6 Oct 2014 - Brian Tasker - 1 Comment

- Playback Theatre Possibilies with People in Early Recovery from Addicon In this short piece, Brian Tasker ...
Playback Theatre with Young People in a Psychiatric Centre

Playback Theatre with Young People in a Psychiatric Centre

6 Oct 2014 - No Comment

In a response to our special issue on Playback Theatre and Trauma, Kathleen Olivier’s essay considers her own...
The Incredible Misters Fox

The Incredible Misters Fox

6 Oct 2014 - No Comment

- My Story of Their Impact on Storyteling and Story Listen at Sidwell Friends Middle School Preamble: Thi...
Experimental Young Actor Playback Theatre

Experimental Young Actor Playback Theatre

6 Oct 2014 - Anastasya Vorobyova - No Comment

- Young actors' journey along the paths of their own stories What is it like what we're doing? You know, i...
Happy Anniversary - PTNe.V (German Speaking Playback Theatre Network)

Happy Anniversary - PTNe.V (German Speaking Playback Theatre Network)

6 Oct 2014 - No Comment

Our German speaking Playback Theatre Network (PTN e.V.) and that means, our Playback Theatre Training Program...
Playback Theatre - Education for Tomorrow

Playback Theatre - Education for Tomorrow

6 Oct 2014 - Daniel Feldhendler - No Comment

In this paper Daniel Feldhendler shares the work he recently pre- sented at the International conference on D...
Editor's Preface (Oct 2014)

Editor's Preface (Oct 2014)

6 Oct 2014 - No Comment

Welcome to this rich issue of Interplay that engages with developments in adult education and playback theatr...