Course Description

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.

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Section Title
Playback Theatre: Using Improv to Share Our Stories
Classroom - In Person
11:00AM to 1:00PM
Sep 15, 2022 to Nov 17, 2022
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Please note: Playback Theatre requires that we are comfortable being in contact with each other, such as leaning on a fellow performer to communicate dependence or exhaustion. Wearing comfortable clothing will allow you to move easily. You're encouraged to bring any simple musical instruments you have (e.g., a drum, a triangle, rhythm sticks) to share, as many scenes are enhanced by a simple soundtrack.

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