2015 Conference

IPTN’s World Conference in Montreal

July 8-12, 2015

Pre-Conference Workshops in North America

19 Apr 2015

Psychodrama for Playback Practitioners – Québec

Date: July 5th – July 7, 2015

 

Location: A beautiful retreat situated in Yamachiche, Québec, Canada.

 

This is a residential workshop that precedes IPTN 2015 Conference in Montreal. This workshop is designed specifically for Playback practitioners. In addition to exploring personal and social issues through psychodrama and sociodrama, the participants will have an opportunity to distinguish this process from Playback work. In addition, special attention will be given to issues that came up in relation to actual Playback performances, issues that reveal or uncover an actual theme, conflicts or discomfort that were not addressed or resolved until now.

 

Cost: US$690.00 which includes accomodations and meals.

 

Teacher: René Marineau, Ph.D.
A portrait of an older gentleman with white skin colour. Psychologist, Psychodramatist and Sociodramatist

Rene2René, both a director of psychodrama and sociodrama and has used Playback in clinical setting for almost 40 years and met regularly with Playback Groups for annual «supervision». René is the Founding Director of the International Center for Expressive Therapy; full Professor at UQTR (Group Psychotherapy, Foundations and History); author of more than fifty publications, including Moreno’s biography and trained in psychodrama in more than 40 countries.

 

Active Conducting – NYC

Date: June 29th – July 2, 2015

 

Venue: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY USA 10018

 

This course is a non-residential training offered in New York City. Coming Stateside for the IPTN conference, Veronica brings an international perspective and many, many years of experience to this key role in the Playback Theatre process. This course will support deeper understanding and practice: learning how to manage transitions over the course of a whole event; moving from conductor/actor introductions to audience moments and linking from one moment to the next; inviting stories from teller to teller, story to story, and on to ending a performance. How do you bring your full self into the many roles of a conductor, developing presence, managing rhythm, context & content?

 

Prerequisite: Core Training

 

Cost: US$745.00*
*Members of the Company Partners Program receive 10% off the original cost.

Teacher:

 

Teacher: Veronica Needa
A portrait of a woman with white skin colour. Veronica-2015-2A Hong Kong-born Londoner, professional theater worker & storyteller, Veronica has been a PT practitioner since 1991. President of the International Playback Theatre Network (1998-2003); Director of the School of Playback Theatre United Kingdom (2006- ), founder of London Playback Theatre (www.londonplayback.co.uk) & True Heart Theatre (www.trueheart.org.uk); Board member of the Centre for Playback Theatre and chair of the International Programming Committee. Coach and mentor for groups. Teaching at all levels with international experience and Centre accredited since February, 2014.

 

Core Training – NYC

Date: June 25th – June 28, 2015

 

Venue: Ripley-Grier Studios,520 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY USA 10018

 

This course is a non-residential training offered in New York City. Getting a strong start in Playback Theatre means taking enough time to immerse yourself in the rich atmosphere and dynamics of the playback experience. In this four-day intensive, you’ll learn all the basics, with lots of opportunities to practice. Playback forms will be taught—scenes, fluid sculptures, pairs, tableau stories, and more. Each student will have a chance to try the roles of conductor and musician as well as actor. And of course, everyone will tell and enact stories together, in the spirit of fun and fellowship. Designed for new and relatively new students.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Cost: US$725.00
*Members of the Company Partners Program receive 10% off the original cost.

Teacher:

 

Teacher: Tim Reagan, PhD

A portrait of a middle age gentleman with white skin colour. Tim_Reagan_2013Tim is the director of the drama program at Sidwell Friends Middle School in Washington, DC, is a doctoral student in expressive therapies at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, researching the impact of Playback Theatre on adolescents. A graduate of the Playback Theatre School, Tim directs the 8th grade troupe, Vertical Voices Playback Theatre, and advises the student-run high school troupe, Friendly Rewinders Playback, at Sidwell Friends School. Tim is a registered drama therapist and holds certificates in both discipline-based and standards-based theatre education.

 

Spontaneity & Group Process – NYC

Date: June 22nd – June 24, 2015

 

Venue: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY USA 10018

 

This course is a non-residential training offered in New York City. All groups, of any age—whether performance ensembles, classrooms, training groups, staff members, even town meetings—function at their best when the leaders are skillful at building spontaneity and inclusiveness. This active workshop will explore how you can help participants develop readiness, creativity, and constructive group dynamics in any context, drawing on some of the principles of sociometry.

 

Prerequisite: None. For Playback practitioners and group leaders of any kind, including theater teachers and directors.

 

Cost: US$625.00*
*Members of the Company Partners Program receive 10% off the original cost.

 

Teacher: Jo Salas

A portrait of an older woman with white skin colour. Jo is a founding member of the original Playback Theatre company, and founder-director of Hudson River Playback Theatre, now in its 20th year. Jo co-produced and is featured in the DVD Performing Playback Theatre. A core faculty member of the School since its inception, Jo also teaches Playback internationally. She writes frequently about playback and is the author of Improvising Real Life: Personal Story in Playback Theatre, translated into eight languages, and Do My Story, Sing My Song: Music Therapy and Playback Theatre with Troubled Children.

 

 

 

For further details and registration, please visit:

http://www.playbackcentre.org/upcoming-courses/

Pre-Conference Workshops in North America

19 Apr 2015

Psychodrama for Playback Practitioners – Québec

Date: July 5th – July 7, 2015

 

Location: A beautiful retreat situated in Yamachiche, Québec, Canada.

 

This is a residential workshop that precedes IPTN 2015 Conference in Montreal. This workshop is designed specifically for Playback practitioners. In addition to exploring personal and social issues through psychodrama and sociodrama, the participants will have an opportunity to distinguish this process from Playback work. In addition, special attention will be given to issues that came up in relation to actual Playback performances, issues that reveal or uncover an actual theme, conflicts or discomfort that were not addressed or resolved until now.

 

Cost: US$690.00 which includes accomodations and meals.

 

Teacher: René Marineau, Ph.D.
A portrait of an older gentleman with white skin colour. Psychologist, Psychodramatist and Sociodramatist

Rene2René, both a director of psychodrama and sociodrama and has used Playback in clinical setting for almost 40 years and met regularly with Playback Groups for annual «supervision». René is the Founding Director of the International Center for Expressive Therapy; full Professor at UQTR (Group Psychotherapy, Foundations and History); author of more than fifty publications, including Moreno’s biography and trained in psychodrama in more than 40 countries.

 

Active Conducting – NYC

Date: June 29th – July 2, 2015

 

Venue: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY USA 10018

 

This course is a non-residential training offered in New York City. Coming Stateside for the IPTN conference, Veronica brings an international perspective and many, many years of experience to this key role in the Playback Theatre process. This course will support deeper understanding and practice: learning how to manage transitions over the course of a whole event; moving from conductor/actor introductions to audience moments and linking from one moment to the next; inviting stories from teller to teller, story to story, and on to ending a performance. How do you bring your full self into the many roles of a conductor, developing presence, managing rhythm, context & content?

 

Prerequisite: Core Training

 

Cost: US$745.00*
*Members of the Company Partners Program receive 10% off the original cost.

Teacher:

 

Teacher: Veronica Needa
A portrait of a woman with white skin colour. Veronica-2015-2A Hong Kong-born Londoner, professional theater worker & storyteller, Veronica has been a PT practitioner since 1991. President of the International Playback Theatre Network (1998-2003); Director of the School of Playback Theatre United Kingdom (2006- ), founder of London Playback Theatre (www.londonplayback.co.uk) & True Heart Theatre (www.trueheart.org.uk); Board member of the Centre for Playback Theatre and chair of the International Programming Committee. Coach and mentor for groups. Teaching at all levels with international experience and Centre accredited since February, 2014.

 

Core Training – NYC

Date: June 25th – June 28, 2015

 

Venue: Ripley-Grier Studios,520 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY USA 10018

 

This course is a non-residential training offered in New York City. Getting a strong start in Playback Theatre means taking enough time to immerse yourself in the rich atmosphere and dynamics of the playback experience. In this four-day intensive, you’ll learn all the basics, with lots of opportunities to practice. Playback forms will be taught—scenes, fluid sculptures, pairs, tableau stories, and more. Each student will have a chance to try the roles of conductor and musician as well as actor. And of course, everyone will tell and enact stories together, in the spirit of fun and fellowship. Designed for new and relatively new students.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Cost: US$725.00
*Members of the Company Partners Program receive 10% off the original cost.

Teacher:

 

Teacher: Tim Reagan, PhD

A portrait of a middle age gentleman with white skin colour. Tim_Reagan_2013Tim is the director of the drama program at Sidwell Friends Middle School in Washington, DC, is a doctoral student in expressive therapies at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, researching the impact of Playback Theatre on adolescents. A graduate of the Playback Theatre School, Tim directs the 8th grade troupe, Vertical Voices Playback Theatre, and advises the student-run high school troupe, Friendly Rewinders Playback, at Sidwell Friends School. Tim is a registered drama therapist and holds certificates in both discipline-based and standards-based theatre education.

 

Spontaneity & Group Process – NYC

Date: June 22nd – June 24, 2015

 

Venue: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY USA 10018

 

This course is a non-residential training offered in New York City. All groups, of any age—whether performance ensembles, classrooms, training groups, staff members, even town meetings—function at their best when the leaders are skillful at building spontaneity and inclusiveness. This active workshop will explore how you can help participants develop readiness, creativity, and constructive group dynamics in any context, drawing on some of the principles of sociometry.

 

Prerequisite: None. For Playback practitioners and group leaders of any kind, including theater teachers and directors.

 

Cost: US$625.00*
*Members of the Company Partners Program receive 10% off the original cost.

 

Teacher: Jo Salas

A portrait of an older woman with white skin colour. Jo is a founding member of the original Playback Theatre company, and founder-director of Hudson River Playback Theatre, now in its 20th year. Jo co-produced and is featured in the DVD Performing Playback Theatre. A core faculty member of the School since its inception, Jo also teaches Playback internationally. She writes frequently about playback and is the author of Improvising Real Life: Personal Story in Playback Theatre, translated into eight languages, and Do My Story, Sing My Song: Music Therapy and Playback Theatre with Troubled Children.

 

 

 

For further details and registration, please visit:

http://www.playbackcentre.org/upcoming-courses/