June 26-29, 2017
Location: Recanto Marista Champagnat, a retreat centre located above the city of Florianópolis, beach city in the south of Brazil.
When the teller begins sharing their personal narrative, the Playback practitioners become responsible for hearing the essence of what the teller hopes to bestow upon the audience. Most often that message is hidden inside the shift that happens at the climax of the story. In this course we will explore various tactics to ensure we are listening for the essence, and practice ways we can creatively and honorably enact the moment of greatest shift in a person’s narrative.
Prerequisite: Core Training or equivalent, or with special permission.
Cost: US$625.00 (which includes meals and accommodation)
Teacher: Will Chalmus
Will Chalmus (Will C.) is a 2007 cum laude graduate of Brandeis University and current professor for their Theater Arts department. In 2016 Will graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education with a M.Ed in Arts in Education. As a teacher he has trained youth theater skills for personal development in Boston, (MA) USA; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Brisbane, Australia. Will is an international administrator, performer, and trainer of Playback Theatre. He is the founder of the Brandeis Playback Theatre Society (2006), Hugsy Playback Theatre Society (2015), and has served as secretary of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Playback Theatre (2008). Additionally, Will has served as a member of the host committee, program committee, and as a home group leader for the 2011 and 2015 International Playback Theatre Network Conference in Germany and Canada respectively. He also enjoys performing music, lyricism, and poetry, and has been part of numerous bands and open mic performances.
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