UPCOMING COURSES – Visit our Courses Page for a Complete Listing

Active Conducting – New York, NY

Teacher: Deborah Scott
June 21 – 24, 2017
How do you bring your full self into the many roles of a conductor, developing presence, managing rhythm, context & content?

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Psychodrama for Playbackers – Brazil

Teacher: Antonio Vitorino
June 24 – 25, 2017
This workshop is designed specifically for Playback practitioners with or without psychodrama experience. We will explore personal and social issues through psychodrama…

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The Climax – Brazil

Teacher: Will Chalmus
June 26-29, 2017
When the teller begins sharing their personal narrative, the Playback practitioners become responsible for hearing the essence of what the teller hopes to bestow upon the audience.

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Playback Leadership – Brazil

Teachers: Jonathan Fox assisted by Hannah Fox & Sheila Donio
June 26 – July 14, 2017
This three-week intensive, offered in English with Portuguese translation, will provide a chance for participants to share their PT experience in an atmosphere of collegiality and commitment.

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The Conductor’s Toolbox – Bulgaria

August 12th – 13th – (2 Days) Location: Bulgaria Being a conductor in Playback Theatre requires a variety of skills, all at the same time. What do we need to pay attention to? How do we juggle the conducting tasks of engaging the audience and guiding the...

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The Mission

The Centre for Playback Theatre
upholds excellence and ethical practice
in Playback Theatre around
the world as it offers comprehensive
international training, serves as an educational resource, and supports the wider Playback community through its network of trainers and affiliate schools.

The Values

The Centre for Playback Theatre
supports the participation of students
and practitioners from different cultures, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds around the world.

The Vision

The Centre for Playback Theatre – created by Jonathan Fox, the co-founder of Playback Theatre with Jo Salas – supports the ethical and artistic development of Playback Theatre worldwide, thereby promoting healthier, more civically engaged and inclusive communities.


Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

The CPT Public Relations committee is looking for couple of new members with differing but important skills: Are you a graphically savvy person who would like to volunteer a few hours (3-4 hours per month) a month to help the Centre for Playback Centre on their Public...
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A Letter From Our Chair

A letter from our Chair Dear Playback community, It was wonderful to see so many of you in Montreal last July, learn from you and your work, and share a little bit about where the Centre is headed. I am happy to announce that our recent auction has raised US $3,756.00...
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Two Playback Companies Talk About Their Grant Awards

The Centre would like to congratulate True Story Theatre and Playback Memphis on their recent Grant awards. Read their powerful stories here: Christopher Ellinger:  True Story Theater True Story Theater’s story of a grant failure…and a success… ​Two...
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