ONLINE COURSE OFFERINGS

NYSPT courses have been designed to provide a broad range of instruction to reflect the needs, backgrounds and interests our students. We offer several discounts which can be found when you register for courses. NYSPT courses work in compliance with the Centre for Playback Theatre's course curriculum. 

In response to COVID-19, all courses are online until further notice.  

Before enrolling, please check the course prerequisites below.

October 30, 31,

November 1, 14, 15, 2020

Online

$700 USD

 

Advanced Practice

Jo Salas

Getting a strong start in Playback Theatre means taking enough time to immerse yourself in the rich atmosphere and dynamics of the Playback experience. In this four-day intensive, you’ll learn the basics with lots of opportunities to practice. The fundamental Playback forms will be taught—fluid sculptures, pairs, stories, tableau and more. Each student will have a chance to try the roles of conductor and musician as well as actor. Everyone will tell and enact stories together, in the spirit of fun and fellowship. Designed for new and relatively new students. 

January 7-10, 2021

Online

Sliding Scale Pricing

$200-$595 USD

 

Core Training

Randy Mulder

Getting a strong start in Playback Theatre means taking enough time to immerse yourself in the rich atmosphere and dynamics of the Playback experience. In this four-day intensive, you’ll learn the basics with lots of opportunities to practice. The fundamental Playback forms will be taught—fluid sculptures, pairs, stories, tableau and more. Each student will have a chance to try the roles of conductor and musician as well as actor. Everyone will tell and enact stories together, in the spirit of fun and fellowship. Designed for new and relatively new students. 

January 23, 24, 2021

Online

$300 USD

The Mysterious Link:  Music and Playback Theatre

Jo Salas with Ann Belmont

In this workshop, we will explore how music plays multiple roles and is the mysterious link between all dimensions of great Playback Theatre. How can the musician perform as an actor? How can the actor and conductor engage more musically? How can we listen for the music that binds a story or short form together? We will get to know the instruments; experiment with the simple ways our voices have a powerful impact; notice how music affects the actions of the actors and emotional landscape of the story; and deepen our awareness about how music is foundational to the ritual

dimension of good Playback Theatre. All instruments and levels of musical experience are welcome.

Prerequisite:  Core Training or equivalent*

*One year with an active company or 40 hours of practice

February 4-7, 2021

Online

$645 USD

Conducting the Story, The Group, and the Event

Hannah Fox

A skillful conductor knows how to bring out the important stories that are waiting to be heard in all their richness and wisdom. In this workshop, for both new and experienced Playback Theatre conductors, we will explore the many facets of this demanding role, including how to to listen for the heart of the story and explore the resonances within the audience. We'll consider the importance of language, the potency of silence, honoring the Playback ritual, and how to create an inclusive space for dialogue, which includes the art of warming up the audience. We¹ll also be telling our own stories, acting, and playing music.

Prerequisite:  Core Training or equivalent*

*One year with an active company or 40 hours of practice

March 6,7, 2021

Online

Sliding Scale Pricing

$75-$300 USD

Promoting Social Justice with Playback Theatre

Leticia Nieto

This interactive workshop will invite moments of clarity and challenge around social justice. Through the body and personal story we will practice informing social change using Playback Theatre and informing Playback Theatre using anti-oppression lenses. We will oscillate between experience and analysis with a focus on building musculature for sustained engagement in social justice in our skills and performance work.

Prerequisite: Core Training or practical knowledge of Playback Theatre is recommended. 

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