IN PERSON: Playback Theatre is known as "theater of compassion." It combines improvisation and storytelling. We will each be sharing moments or stories from our lives. For each student, your fellow actors will improvise a retelling or a reflection, i.e., playing your story back to you. You needn’t be experienced in improv or theater, but if you have such a background, this course will expand your range. We will begin each session with warmups to help you become both fully present and connected to the others in the class. Opportunities to deepen your emotional intelligence and increase your spontaneity will occur often throughout the course. Witness for yourself that "the shortest distance between two people is a story." At a time when our awareness is directed at global and national issues, here is an opportunity to shift our focus to the ordinary moments in our lives that are precious — and worthy of attention and empathy. Playback is a cultural antidote that says just being human is enough. | Active Skill Learning.
Max enrollment: 12.
Kristiana Kalab has taught dance technique and improvisation to adults and children in the New York metro area and has performed in the U.S. and abroad.