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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.


To the Centre for Playback Theatre’s 2017 Graduates

To the graduates of the 18th Centre for Playback Theatre Leadership…

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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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UPCOMING COURSES – Visit our Courses Page for a Complete Listing

Playback Leadership – Estonia

Facilitated by Aviva Apel This course will emphasize building PT skills, especially in conducting. It will teach how to balance spontaneity, story, atmosphere, and guidance to achieve effective playback theatre workshops and performances. It will also confront the...

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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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