Playback Theatre Master Class with Armand Volkas at the Expressive Therapies Summit
Saturday, April 9, 2022
10am – 5:30pm PST
Live online via Zoom at the
Expressive Therapies Summit
$150 Workshop Fee +
$10 Conference Registration Fee
Registration requires sign-up via
the EXA Summit website
Join Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT for this Playback Theatre master class at the Expressive Therapies Summit! This 6-hour class offers skill building for therapists and other professionals. Participants in this workshop will learn the foundations and subtleties of the Playback Theatre form and acquire or refine improvisation and acting skills, all in a playful and supportive atmosphere. Short and long-form Playback Theatre techniques will be taught. As participants share in the experience of hearing one another’s personal stories and bringing them to life, they will gain an understanding of how the Playback process helps us reconnect with our intuition and creativity, as well as hone communication skills–a playful and resilient response to our uncertain times.
No previous theatre experience required
Shy people are welcome!
About Playback Theatre
Playback Theatre is an improvisational format in which personal stories told by audience members are transformed into improvised theatre pieces, while supportive others bear witness. A story can be tragic or funny: a childhood memory, a current life dilemma, an anecdote from work or travel, or a vision of the future. The essence of a story is then “played back” by actors and musicians using spoken improvisation, movement, and music. Sometimes a story becomes a myth, sometimes a realistic enactment. Playback Theatre validates and illuminates personal experience. It enables participants to view their lives in new ways within a supportive environment and draws people closer as they recognize their common humanity.
First developed in 1975 by Jonathan Fox, Playback Theatre is now practiced around the world and can be applied in virtually any setting. Now used in over 60 countries as a therapeutic tool with applications in education, dialogue, conflict transformation, community building, and performance, Playback invites healing through the cultivation of spontaneity, creativity, playfulness, empathy, the capacity for deep listening, and teamwork.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT
510.595.5500, ext. 11