How It’s Used

Playback theatre, based on the stories of audience members enacted on the spot, promotes the right for any voice to be heard, brings group concerns to the surface, and stimulates a dialogue by making different perspectives visible. The method is extremely flexible, since there is no set play, and can adapt to the needs of many kinds of groups and organizations.

Playback theatre is used in schools, private sector organizations, nonprofit organizations,  prisons, hospice centres, day treatment centres, at conferences of all kinds, and colleges and universities.

Playback theatre has also been used in the following fields: transitional justice,  human rights, refugees and immigrants, disaster recovery,  climate change, birthdays  and weddings, and conferences.

For information on a specific application, contact the Centre  for Playback Theatre, or a playback theatre company near you.