Playback Theatre

Rebus Playback

Professional Training in Playback Theatre

Gorman Arts Centre

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Book us now for a Playback Theatre performance for your workplace or community!

A number of Rebus staff were once part of Canberra Playback Theatre Company.

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.

While Canberra Playback Theatre Company is no longer active, Rebus recently ran Playback training classes as part of our Actorvate program and have developed an ongoing Playback Theatre company from this. If you are interested in booking Rebus to deliver Playback Theatre 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.”

Contact us to find out about joining Rebus Playback by emailing our enrolments team, or phoning 0403 815 784. You can also join the mailing list to stay in the loop about our programs.