September 29 – October 2, 2014
This is a residential workshop being held at Centro Marista Marcelino Champagnat.
In the performance of playback theatre we use the concept of story to describe the teller’s experience. What is essential to give the audience a sense that the performers are “catching” the story? Does it have to do with plot? With character? With a sense of place? With finding the right metaphor? Or something else entirely? This workshop will give actors, conductors and musicians practice in finding key images for enactment, no matter how short and incomplete the narration. In the course of our learning, we will of course share our own stories and have fun playing together.
Prerequisite: Core Training or six months in an active company
Cost*: (includes accommodations and 3 meals and snacks each day)
$650.00 – If registered by June 15, 2014
$685.00 – Between June 16th – Sept. 15, 2014
$720.00 – After Sept. 16th
*Members of the Company Partners Program receive an additional 10% off the above cost.
Jonathan is the founder of Playback Theatre and director emeritus of the Centre for Playback Theatre. He was the artistic and executive director of the original Playback Theatre company from its inception in 1975. He is the author of Acts of Service: Spontaneity, Commitment, Tradition in the Nonscripted Theatre; the editor of The Essential Moreno: Writings on Spontaneity, Psychodrama and Group Method; and co-editor of Gathering Voices: Essays on Playback Theatre. In 2008 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Kassel in Germany for artistic and scholarly achievement in theatre.