Healing Stages Show

Healing Stages is essentially a community of playback and psychotherapy done in a public format. It is group psychotherapy integrating psychoanalytic, psychodramatic, drama therapy, and internal family systems approaches to therapy.


Playback is a form of theater, where personal stories shared by audience members are performed within a creative group process. Interventions are made as needed within this creative context.  Being witnessed is healing, and witnessing others’ process is healing, and the intention is to build community healing.

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“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


“TRANSFORMATIVE…I highly recommend Playback Theater for their outstanding work and excellent sense of humor and drama. They are a fine group to bring art and understanding to critical issues that occur for schools and community groups. Their performances contributed a great deal to unifying students and faculty in creating a more positive campus.” - Margaret O’Brien, principal of Kau School.

– Margaret O’Brien, principal of Kau School.


"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

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