Board Members

Don Crites

United States
Playback theatre has become a central part of my life, leading me to sell my business of 13 years in order to free up time to devote to my passion. I am the Founder and Director of Salem Playback Theatre (SPT) in Salem, Oregon, USA. I started the troupe in 2012 with the support of other Northwest playbackers, and training through the Playback Centre (Core, Advanced, and Conductor). The troupe recently obtained 501(c)3 nonprofit status in 2014, which was a milestone for us as members of the playback community.
The power of Playback to foster loving, authentic, inclusive communities at home and abroad inspires me to invest more fully in the playback community internationally through the IPTN. While I am currently pursuing an MA in Drama Therapy/Counseling at Antioch University in Seattle, Washington, I am pleased to use my MBA training, business experience and love of playback theatre to serve as the IPTN treasurer.