Playback Theatre

Canberra Playback Theatre

Playback Theatre is a form of improvisational theatre in which audience members tell stories from their own lives and watch as actors and musicians enact them on the spot using movement, music and words, but without script or rehearsal. It can be moving or funny according to the stories shared.

Canberra Playback Theatre Company is no longer active, but Rebus will be running training classes as part of our Actorvate program and hope to develop an ongoing company from this. If you are interested in hearing about Playback Theatre training and performances, or joining the company, please contact us .

Playback Theatre is a powerful way for people to share stories on common themes. Audiences are left with a better understanding of the issues that concern them as members of organisations, as co-workers, or as part of a community. They connect to each other and to their common goals and struggles. Playback is particularly suited to conferences, workshops and other events that address social issues, and for professionals who work in community and social welfare. It is a way to celebrate achievements, build teams and address workplace issues and organisational change.

Community and Corporate Performance Feedback: 

“Congratulations to PBT crew – awesome grasp of complex situations and beautiful sensitivity to deep feelings, both joy & pain. Well done! “

“I didn’t realise how moving a vehicle for change of prejudice + fixed ideas theatre could be. Fantastic experience. Thank you.”

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