February 22nd – 25th, 2017

This course, for new and experienced conductors, will offer an in depth investigation into the complexities and artistry of conducting. Students will practice finding the heart of the story, asking the essential questions to create warm-up, choosing the right form, reading the audience, and ensuring a balance of tellers. Experienced conductors will be able to explore levels beyond “I just hope a teller will come to the chair!” Beginning conductors will be able to learn the basic skill set. This training will build better conductors and group leaders so that we can deliver more effective and powerful Playback Theatre in the world.

Prerequisite: Core Training or equivalent

Cost: $875.00* for residential which includes meals and accommodations (dorm style).
For local students/non-residential: $800.00 which includes meals.

The Centre is very happy to have Debe Edden teaching Active Conducting this year!

Debe_Edden_webDebe is a graduate of the Centre for Playback Theatre. She has been the Director of the Heartsparkle Players Playback Theatre Company in Olympia Washington since 1991. Under her leadership, the troupe has produced hundreds of performances and workshops for youth and adults statewide, nationally and internationally. She is also deeply rooted in her local community and has been providing regular public performances for over 20 years. Debe is a North America Program Committee Member for the Playback Centre and a CPT Accredited Playback Theatre trainer.

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Deposit for commuting students (non-residential):