Public Shows

“It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen – part campfire stories, part drama, dance, metaphor, comedy, and improv, all mixed in with an exuberant sort of ecstatic informal community therapy!”– Audience Member

“POWERFUL…It’s an indescribable feeling to share an event from your memory and watch it come to life right before your eyes. I have found it so satisfying and healing.” -Atma Maris, audience member

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.

Public shows are:

* Original and entertaining – no two shows are ever the same

* Creates a comfortable forum to hear and tell personal stories

* Honors the individual voice of the story teller

* Builds community in a creative and engaging manner

* Wildly entertaining!


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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.