Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2nd Apprentice Programme

Dear friends,

participants in our first Apprentice Programme in 2010 put up a showcase performance in October last year.

As response to the programme has been positive, Tapestry Playback Theatre will be starting its second Apprentice Programme from April 2011.

A brief outline of the Apprentice Programme is below. If you have any queries, do email us We can also email you a more detailed pamphlet.

We will be holding a Q&A session on the Apprentice Programme this Sunday (27th Feb) at 6:30pm at Going Om (63, Haji Lane, Singapore 189256).

Brief Outline of Programme


To equip individuals who are interested in Playback Theatre (P.T.) with the core skills in P.T.

To provide an avenue for discussion of P.T. issues in a learning and stimulating environment.

To create mentoring relationships for apprentices who may want to pursue their interests in P.T in the long run.


Anyone who has had some working experiences (full time/part-time)

Has a heart for doing community theatre work

Enjoys watching or doing dramatic arts

Optional: Basic singing and acting skills or attended any Playback Samplers

Date of Commencement: 2 April 2011

Duration of Programme: April to September 2011 (6 months)

Day/Time: 1 Sat training session per month from 3.30pm – 7pm (3.5 hrs) + 1 Sunday Open Rehearsal per month from 5pm –7pm (2 hrs)

Cost: Registration Fee $50 + Training Fees $530 = $580.

(Option to pay in 2 instalments may be given on a case by case basis)

The apprentice will receive a Certificate of Achievement:

Total number of training hours = >40 hours equivalent to a Core Training course

The Apprentice Programme is accredited by the Centre for Playback Theatre in New York.

During the programme, the apprentice will be taught the basic Playback forms, rituals and learn improvisational theatre skills that are essential to Playback Theatre. He/she will also be given one to one mentorship guidance by one of the trainers in the programme.

More details about the programme’s course outline will be given in the briefing in the Open Rehearsals in February and March 2011.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

2011 1st Open Rehearsal and Apprentice Programme Q&A

Dear friends,

Tapestry Playback Theatre's 2011 season will start off with an Open Rehearsal in a cosy and intimate new venue, kindly provided by our friends at Going Om!

We welcome fellow playbackers and interested folks to come join our little community in exploring Playback Theatre forms in an informal, safe and open environment.

We will also be having a Q&A session at the end of the rehearsal for our upcoming Apprentice Programme.

Space is limited, so please register at to reserve your spot now! Do let us know if you're coming for one or both events.

Tapestry Playback Theatre Open Rehearsal
Sunday, 27th Feb
5pm to 6:30pm
Going Om
63, Haji Lane, Singapore 189256
(Love Offerings will be very much appreciated)

Tapestry Playback Theatre Apprentice Programme Q&A
Sunday, 27th Feb
6:30pm to 7pm
Going Om
63, Haji Lane, Singapore 189256

We will also be having a brand new show in March called New Beginnings, so do look out for more information on that soon!

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Playback Theatre is a unique form of improvisational theatre that engages people to share their stories or moments from their lives, and gives them an opportunity to see their stories recreated immediately on stage.

It combines the oral traditions of story-telling, the use of rituals, deep listening skills, and various performing styles. Essentially, Playback Theatre uses the arts as an act of service to affirm each person's uniqueness, and at the same time, builds and strengthens our connections to each other as a community of people.