Embodied Meaning: The Art of the Playback Actor

Instructor Hannah Fox

Friday, July 9, 11-2pm ET;

Saturday, July 10, 9-3pm ET;

Sunday, July 11, 9am-3pm ET


Cost: $425

Level 2 Acting Course


Playback Theatre actors are trained to be ensemble players, deep listeners, articulate in their body and voice, and offer both bold and nuanced choices on stage. In this three-day workshop, we will hone the art of Playback acting, focusing on both short forms and the long Story form. We will explore the artistic freedom of the teller’s actor, as well their responsibility to reflect the story as it was told. We will also play with the role of the “ninja” or auxiliary actors, practicing how to say “yes” to offers, draw upon metaphor, make clear and creative choices, and uncover the heart of the story. Using fun and challenging exercises, students will learn how to recognize and respond to their sense of space, rhythm and timing as well as how to begin and end a Playback story with confidence. Although there will be a special emphasis on online Playback acting, many of the fundamental Playback acting principles are still relevant. Come out for a weekend of fun and play!


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.



Embodied Meaning: The Art of the Playback Actor

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