What is the International Playback Theatre Network (IPTN)?

Formed in 1990, the International Playback Theatre Network (IPTN) is an association of Playback Theatre groups, practitioners and supporters. The IPTN exists to enable all of us to connect as a global community, foster networking and deepen collective learning and wisdom. Everyone is welcome to join the IPTN, as a powerful way of supporting the values and practice of Playback Theatre. The IPTN members agree to value the form and spirit inherent in Playback Theatre.


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IPTN logoVision and Mission


The Vision

The IPTN provides an independent, inclusive and global platform that strengthens Playback Theatre Practice through connection and mutual influence.


The Mission

The IPTN is a membership organisation whose mission is to support the development of Playback Theatre worldwide and to facilitate connections between people interested in this unique theatre form. We seek to inspire and enrich one another, encouraging integrity, relevance and dynamism in Playback Theatre practice globally.


This is accomplished through membership services including:


  1. Web Site
  2. Web Calendar
  3. IPTN Journal and Online Newsletter
  4. Support for International and Regional Gatherings
  5. Recognition of Practitioners and Companies
  6. Membership Directory available for download from website