Playback Theatre Training in Chicago
The Centre for Playback Theatre and Columbia College are joining to offer Chicago’s first training in Playback Theatre!
This four day course (entitled Core Training*) will be an immersion in the forms and theory of this unique and powerful theatre of improvised storytelling. Students will come away with a strong foundation in basic skills. They will be enriched from the process of sharing and witnessing stories. They will be creatively enlivened by the process of deep play which is at the heart of this form of theatre.
DATES: Wed-Sat, March 26-29, 2014 (Starts at 9AM on Wed and ends at 5P on Saturday; day and eve sessions)
LOCATION: Columbia College Chicago 72 E. 11th St. Rm 602
FEE: $625 (Partial scholarships available, email for application: firstname.lastname@example.org)
REGISTER ASAP: www.playbackcentre.org/core-training-chicago
CEs available through the American Dance Therapy Association.
Interactive and spontaneous, Playback Theatre bases its material on the stories of the community. In theaters, workshops and a wide range of educational and organizational settings, Playback Theatre draws people together and allows fresh perspectives. Performances are carried out by a team of actors, emcee (called the conductor) and a musician. The conductor asks the audience for suggestions of real life moments and events and the actors respond with brief vignettes or full scenes. The performers follow no narrative agenda, but allow themes to emerge and endow the audiences’ experiences with their dramatic skill and their humanity. Playback Theatre is practiced in over 50 countries.
*Core Training is the first course in the Centre’s program to become an accredited practitioner of Playback Theatre. More courses in Chicago will follow, including courses in Conducting, Music, Acting and Special Topics.
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Liz Muckley, LCPC, R-DT-BCT came to Chicago in 1987 as a professional actress. She discovered Playback Theatre and its’ transformational power at a workshop in New Paltz, NY in 1990. She has been practicing Playback ever since. She is one of the first graduates of the School of Playback Theatre, training extensively with Playback’s founders Jonathan Fox and Jo Salas. She has enacted and conducted many stories over the last 24 years; eliciting authenticity and openness in actors and tellers alike. She currently conducts the All Things Story Playback Ensemble in Chicago.