UPCOMING COURSES – Visit our Courses Page for a Complete Listing

Core Training – New York, NY

Teacher: Sarah Halley
June 17 – 20, 2017
Getting a strong start in Playback Theatre means taking enough time to immerse yourself in the rich atmosphere and dynamics of the playback experience.

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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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Social Activism and PT – New York, NY

Teacher: Randy Mulder
June 25 – 27, 2017
Using Playback Theatre performances as a vehicle for change, participants will create a strategic plan to address a specific societal issue in their community.

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Active Conducting – Brazil

Teacher: Sheila Donio
June 20-23, 2017
This course, for new and experienced conductors, will offer an in depth investigation into the complexities and artistry of conducting.

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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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Music: The Mysterious Link – Brazil

Teacher: Will Chalmus
July 1-4, 2017
We will look deeply into how music impacts the actions of the actors, the emotional landscape of the forms and the temperament of the audience members throughout a Playback performance.

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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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