Announcing our 2015-2016 public show season!

Performing once again at Hipbone Studio, we are delighted to offer the following performances:

*September 19th, 2015: Overcoming Adversity: Tales from the Comeback Kid! (That’s You). BUY TICKETS

*October 3rd, 2015: Fright Night! Tales of How Fear Has Shaped Our Lives/Choices

*December 5th, 2015: Rub the Magic Lamp! Your Hopes and Dreams Come True on Stage.

*January 16th, 2016: This Changes Everything! That Moment, Event, Comment, Glance that Changed Your Life.

*February 20th, 2016: PDseX: Stories of Love and Lust!

*March 5th, 2016: Show Me the Money! Stories of How Money Shapes Us

*April 16th, 2016: Don’t Tell Anyone! Stories and Secrets You Were Taking to the Grave, (until now)!

*May 7th, 2016: It Doesn’t Get Better (or worse?) Than This! What’s the Most Perfect/Imperfect Moment of Your Life?

*June 4th, 2016: Don’t Make Me Come Back There! Parenting tales: the Sacred and Profane

For the first time in our company’s history, we are offering a season pass!

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We are pleased to be partnering with NAMI/Multnomah and Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare,  to present a special show called, Break the Silence, Break the Stigma.  This show will be on Tuesday, September 15th, 7:30pm-9:30pm at Artists Repertory Theater, located at 1515 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205.

Mental health issues affect us all in one way or another, yet the shame and stigma surrounding mental illness keeps many of us silent. Break the Silence, Break the Stigma uses the power of theater combined with real people’s stories to lift the veil surrounding mental illness and start a dialogue toward healing.

Portland Playback Theater, in collaboration with NAMI Multnomah and Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, brings true stories of struggle and triumph to the stage at Artists Repertory Theater for one night only. After this powerful performance, audience members will have an opportunity to dialogue with community members working in the field of mental health.

Part of the proceeds from this one-time performance benefit local mental health organizations.

TICKETS for Break the Silence, Break the Stigma

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Playback Theater of Portland, OR is presenting an innovative, engaging, and highly effective program called Dare to Act! This program is designed for youth ages 6-16 to combat bullying and violence in all forms in their school and community. Click the button on the right to donate to the program today.

Curious about what a Playback Theater performance is like?

Check out this video from one of our recent performances

What is Playback, you ask?

Playback theater is an improvisational form of theater whereby audience members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot by actors and musicians. Playback is a vehicle not only of personal expression, but a way to create a future – It is powerful and creative, allowing diverse voices to be heard and respected. For more info, click here.

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