Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday, August 01, 2016

Where Are We Going? A playback theatre event

A Playback Theatre performance. An interactive event. 
An improvisational form. A community theatre engagement.
A dialogue about issues that concern us.

Where are we going? What is our destination? What kind of society do we want to be a part of?What will our country be like in the future? What is the world coming to? What can we do now, to build the world we want to live in?

In Playback Theatre, the audience is invited to share moments and stories triggered by the theme. Performers will then spontaneously enact them in short dramatic vignettes, using elements of cloth, music, movement, and spoken word.

Come and join us. Share a story. Watch another’s story. Build community with us.
Friends from the Deaf Community are welcome to join us! Please leave us a message to tell us or email us at Sign Language interpretation will be available ONLY for the show on Sept 17th. =)


"Where Are We Going" is a Global initiative of the Centre for Playback Theatre. Playback groups in different parts of the world are exchanging practice methodology, information, and best practices, and will perform to the same theme in the months of Sept and Oct 2016.

These groups include:
  • Tapestry Playback Theatre (Singapore) - 17th & 18th Sept
  • New Jazz Playback Theatre (Moscow, Russia) - 3rd Oct
  • London Playback Theatre (London, UK) - 6th Oct
  • POIESIS Playback Theatre (Seoul, South Korea) - 8th Oct
  • The Heartsparkle Players (Washington, US) - 14th Oct
  • Drama for Life (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Pepita Playback Tarsulat (Budapest, Hungary)

Tapestry Playback Theatre Ltd is a non-profit community theatre company that bases its transformative work on the playback theatre form.
Our vision is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where stories surface and dialogues happen. Our mission is to establish playback as a transformative tool in community by training and supporting competent playbackers.
Tapestry is a Company Partner of the Centre for Playback Theatre (CPT) and a member of the International Playback Theatre Network (IPTN).

The Centre for Playback Theatre - created by Jonathan Fox, the co-founder of Playback Theatre with Jo Salas - supports the ethical and artistic development of Playback Theatre worldwide, thereby promoting healthier, more civically engaged and inclusive communities.
It's mission is to uphold excellence and ethical practice in Playback Theatre around the world, as it offers international training, serves as an educational resource, and supports practitioners through its network of Accredited Trainers and Affiliate Schools.
A nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, the CPT is committed to combating injustice based on race, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, disability, and religion.

Photos from our July Open Rehearsal (July 29, 2016)

Thank you for coming to our Open Rehearsal last Saturday! We began our session with getting to know each other (through our footwear!) and followed that by by exploring the traditional pairs form. Then we came together to share and playback stories for each other. Thank you for your stories. And thank you for sharing this "theatre of neighbours" that we love so much. See you next month!