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Playback Theater: Storytelling in Action

by Journey works

October 29, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 4:30 pm

Join us for a 3-hour skill-building Introduction to Playback Theatre devoted to enhancing our creativity and play as we form a community of storytellers in action. Using Playback Theatre as the core, participants will learn how to use applied theatre to transform personal stories told by workshop participants into spontaneous theatre pieces using movement, ritual, music, and spoken improvisation. Participants will share their stories and learn to bring these stories to life and discover the applications and settings for Playback Theatre.

Courtesy of Portland Playback Theatre

Stories are how we understand our world, who we are, where we have come from, and what we  may have come through. These moments of our lives can be touchstones, full of power and significance. They are the glue that holds families, communities, and cultures together. In the last 3 years, we have been tested by  the pandemic and political strife. This is a time of sharing and  coming together to play, engage and share our stories. 

Using this form of theatre develops intuition, insight, creativity, empathy, and effective communication skills and is used in many  settings. This workshop is recommended for adults: no theatre  experience is needed. Please wear loose clothing. 


$40 – $65 sliding scale


137 Union st
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States

Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, APTT, RMT is an accredited Playback Theatre Trainer and Registered Expressive and is trained in multiple forms of improvisation theatre and personal storytelling. She teaches at Lesley University and internationally about the uses of Playback Theatre, expressive arts, theatre games, and improvisation to support people in understanding their deeper stories, resolving conflict, and helping build community.