Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Open rehearsal is back!

Dear friends of Tapestry,

Please join us for our next Open Rehearsal on 25th Feb 2012, Saturday.

Date: 25th Feb 2012
Time: 7pm-9pm
Venue: 50 Macpherson Road #09-021 Singapore 348471

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

Space is limited, so please register at to reserve your spot now!

Please help us to support the practice of this community theatre with the minimal suggested donation of $5. :)

Tapestry Playback Theatre is on Facebook and Twitter (TapestryPT) and at tapestryplayback.blogspot.​com.


Playback theatre is a form of community theatre that is both improvisational and interactive.

It takes stories from the community and plays them back to the audience.

Playback uses various dramatic forms and styles, with elements of movement, text, music and cloth.

At its heart, playback serves the community by building connections and facilitating dialogue.

The Playback Experience (A playback theatre workshop)

What is Playback Theatre?
Playback Theatre (PBT) is a form of improvisational theatre created by Jonathan Fox. It is practised in over 50 different countries in the world. PBT is grounded in everyday life and stories, where the spontaneous enactment of personal experience builds connection between people by honouring the dignity, drama and universality of their stories. It is an exhilarating and often moving process that draws on the real-life experiences of audience members and then immediately re-enacts these stories using all the technique of theatre arts.

PBT has been used in many different settings including public theatres, schools, community events, therapy settings and even corporate contexts. (Check out for more information about playback theatre global news and further training)

Who should attend?

Through a fun and explorative process, participants will have the opportunity to be immersed in the rich atmosphere and dynamics of Playback Theatre. Participants can learn some basic forms of playback theatre to contain significant moments and feelings of personal stories.

If you are looking for new ways to engage a large crowd or specific groups of people in an interactive manner; learning how playback can be utilized in your present work; discover alternative and creative ways to discuss community issues (eg.roles, relationships, family and work); or just want to get ideas to conduct fun and enjoyable warm-up activities for new groups, then THIS IS THE COURSE YOU WANT TO ATTEND!

This course is ideal for students, teachers, actors, social workers, counsellors, therapists, actors and anyone who would like to learn a new theatre form which promotes improvisation, spontaneity and creativity!

Comments from Previous Participants

I appreciate the insights and the process of Playback Theatre. I learnt more about awareness and listening for the essence of the stories. Great Job, Anne and Jerry! Your efforts are appreciated and the facilitation was very clear.
~Mr. Aaron Ng, Church Worker~

Great workshop! I never attended such an interactive and participative workshop before! I would recommend this to my principal and get both of you to come to my school to run such a workshop for my students!
~Ms. Lee Ji Wen, Social Worker~

Fun! Cool! I realised one must come with an open mind and heart to benefit the most from what we have done in this workshop.
~Ms. Fiona Koh, Special Education Teacher~

I found out how Playback can be used in lessons and how it can be an avenue of "theatre". I found the hands-on sessions to be particularly useful.
~Ms. Wee Jer Wen, Secondary School Teacher~