June 17th & 18th, 2017
Location: New York City, NY (exact location will be announced shortly)
**This is a non-residential workshop**
This workshop is designed for Playback practitioners hoping to and already working on Playback projects for social change, including addressing trauma and injustice, inspiring civic engagement, and working with populations such as LGBTQ communities, refugees and immigrants, and youth. We will examine various aspects of project development, including research and training, planning, relationship building, and evaluation. We will work with specific performance issues as raised by workshop participants, such as performing with an interpreter, dealing with traumatic narratives, and creating effective closure.
This training will provide dynamic and lively opportunities to practice conducting, design performance structures for special communities, and deepen our experience in Playback acting through games, songs, and practical exercises.
Seasoned Playback Theatre teachers Anastasia Vorobyova and Sarah Urech will draw on their extensive experience working in global and community contexts with women, LGBTQ people, immigrants, Syrian refugees, youth, and trauma survivors, to coach participants in cultivating their own dream projects.
Prerequisite: Core Training or equivalent, or with special permission
**Early Bird Discount** – register prior to April 15th and pay $562.00
To apply for a scholarship, please use the application found HERE.
Sarah is a 22-year practitioner of Playback Theatre, Sarah Urech is the development director of Hudson River Playback Theatre in New Paltz, New York, and has been acting and conducting together with Playback co-founder Jo Salas since 1994. A 1996 graduate and accredited trainer of the Centre for Playback Theatre, Sarah served on the board of the International Playback Theatre Network from 2006 to 2010. She has taught and performed Playback in 15 countries and multiple languages. Sarah is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker, a certified psychodramatist, and the assistant director of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center.
<br/ ><br/ >Anastasia Vorobyeva
Anastasia is co-founder of Vozdukh Project of Physical Theatre, a company located in Moscow with their unique combination of contemporary dance, physical theatre and Playback Theatre. She is a Playback Theatre conductor and actor with multiple Playback companies in Russia and a trainer at the Russian Central Playback Theatre School. She conducts social theatre projects in contemporary theatre and Playback Theatre around the world, most recently in Europe, UK, Bangladesh, and Lebanon. Currently working with Syrian refugees to address trauma through theatre and art therapy, Anastasia is also a performance artist and social activist for human rights. She is a Playback Centre Accredited Trainer and serves on CPT’s marketing and PR committee.
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