The-board-300x198 The Centre for Playback Theatre offers training courses in Playback Theatre, promotes multi-community projects, and provides administrative support to Playback Theatre companies. Its purpose is also to promote Playback Theatre throughout the world.

Launched in 2006, the Centre is an outgrowth of the School of Playback Theatre, which has been offering comprehensive training in Playback Theatre since 1993.

A nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, the Centre for Playback Theatre is committed to combating injustice based on race, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, disability, and religion.

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.

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 throughout the world.


Jonathan Fox

Executive Director

Heidi Reagan

Administrative Assistant

Claudia Frey

Board of Directors – (click here for bios)

Sheila Donio – President, Executive, and IT Committees
Tim Reagan Vice-President, Executive, and Program – North America Committees
Michael Cheng
 Secretary, Executive, Company Partners, and Program – International Committees
Ron Miller
 – Treasurer and Executive Committee
Jester Lee
Karin Gisler

Nurit Shoshan
Veronica Needa
 – Accreditation, Affiliate Schools, and Program – International Committees

Meet our Company Partners

Meet our Affiliated Training Programs

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