NYSPT courses have been designed to provide a broad range of instruction to reflect the needs, backgrounds and interests of 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.

March 6,7, 2021


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. 

May 1/2 & 15/16, 2021


Sliding Scale Pricing

$200-$595 USD

Core Training

Mizuho Kanazawa & Ricardo Perez Gonzalez

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. 

June 12/13 & 26/27, 2021


$645 USD

Conducting the Story, The Group, and the Event

Jo Salas

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

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