Playback Theatre is a unique way of telling stories – those of audience members. The sharing of experiences is at its core - the teller is supported and honoured as the players enact the essential elements of the story. Watching might even change the way you see it!
No story is too big or too small. It can be about how you got to the venue this afternoon, the time you fell in love, or a conflict you were caught up in at work. It might be funny or difficult, sad or just plain puzzling!
Playback originated in New York state in the 1960s to provide opportunities for people from all walks of life to tell their stories and be seen and heard. It is now used worldwide in many settings as a forum for human rights, in mediation, for self expression and personal development in schools, universities, refugee centres, community centres and people's homes.
Audience members can choose to share a story or just to watch and enjoy this fascinating experience.
Playback group members are: Mercedes Bazo, Kate Craik, Sally Freedman, Karen Keifer, Jackie Miller, Susan Parry, Gary Smith. Playback Edinburgh is a democratically run group. Everyone has the opportunity to play any role (conductor, player, musician, event organiser) and we make decisions jointly.