Conducting the Story, the Group, and the Event

Instructor: Jo Salas

July 5-7, 2022 (Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri)

9:30am - 5:30pm ET

Level 2 Conducting Course


Unison Arts Center

68 Mountain Rest Road

New Paltz,  NY 12561 USA


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


Course registration is a 2-step process.   

1.  Payment of course

2.  Submission of Student Information form. Available here

NYSPT will confirm registration after both of these steps have been completed.

Conducting (Summer 2022)

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