Playback Theater Lab
Playback Theater is used around the world to provide forums for an exchange of diverse experiences and to help create deeper cultural understanding and heal traumatic experiences from a personal to global scale.
April 22 (Intro session: open to first-timers)
May 27 (Intro session: open to first-timers)
with Lucy Schmid
Playback Theatre is a form of improvisational theater in which the audience or group members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot. In this mini-series, everyone will have the opportunity to become both tellers and actors. We will play improv games, practice listening with our whole bodies, explore a variety of Playback Theatre forms, and learn and grow together through this community building practice.
Whether you are an experienced improviser or the idea of performing pushes the edge of your comfort zone, Playback Theatre offers a rich experience for all as we witness one another, raise our collective consciousness, and weave our stories together through our bodies.
You are invited to bring musical instruments/sound makers, and to wear clothes you can move in.
*This is an ongoing series. The intention for this spring is to continue to form a core group of folks who are interested in honing our skills to bring Playback Theater performances into the local community. If you have not yet come to a Playback Theater Lab, you are warmly welcomed to come to the open intro Labs on April 22 or May 27. If you have already come to at least one Lab, you are welcome to drop in to any Lab.
Sliding Scale Drop-in: $10-$20 All Six Labs: $50-$100
*no pre-registration required, and Lucy would appreciate a heads up if you plan to come
Please get in touch with Lucy if you have any questions or to let her know you are coming: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy is a teacher, mover, improviser, and performer of everyday life. She recently completed her Masters in Education at Goddard College with a focus on embodied learning. This summer she participated in a Playback Theater “Core Training” in NYC. She can’t wait to co-explore the communal magic of Playback Theater within the Central Vermont community!