A Playback Theatre Workshop

Berättartrådar – in collaboration with
Skandinavisk Playbackteater Studio – present:
Less is More:
Strengthening our craft as Playback performers

In this workshop you will get training in

  • Increased use of physicality and movement in Playback:
    • say more with fewer words
    • new movement-based forms and some with singing
  • Getting to the heart of the story:
    • Tuning into the key personal and social themes
    • Learning different creative ways to show non-literally while getting to the essence

Saturday August 17, 10 am – 17 pm
& Sunday August 18, 10 am – 16 pm

Ekskäret Klustret, Birger Jarlsgatan 58 in Stockholm, Sweden

To celebrate the release of the Swedish edition of “A Playback Theatre Toolkit” the authors are invited to Sweden. We hope to see people from all existing groups in the Scandinavian/ Nordic countries as well as individual practitioners. Maybe some people from other countries will join us too? Come and experience playback from another part of the world!

For whom?
Join a mix of experienced Playbackers from different groups and people who have newly discovered playback. You must have done at least core training in Playback.

2000 SEK. Talk to us if you need a discount. (Does not include: food and lodging)

What is included?
The training + the book ”A Playback Theatre Toolkit”
(You can choose language: Swedish or English)

Register for workshop

“Stories of Invisible Identities” on Friday August 16 at 19 pm.
Our guest teachers from Boston, USA will perform with Swedish musician Ann-Sofie Wensbo.
150 SEK. More information here: Playback Theatre Performance

About the visiting artists
Christopher, Anne and Amber have led dozens of workshops for Playback companies.

Christopher and Anne Ellinger are the founding directors of True Story Theater, a 24-member Playback Theatre ensemble based in Boston (USA).  Since 2001, True Story has done over 700 shows and workshops with many groups, including universities, hospitals, Human Rights Commissions, climate action groups, teens, global philanthropists, and many more.  True Story was honored to receive four years of national funding to support dialogue on important social issues in their community, including public transportation, substance abuse, and bigotry in the schools. Anne and Christopher have been partners in love and work for 38 years; their 27 year old son is a professional circus performer.  Together they have written several books, including Getting Along: Skills for Life-long Love and A Playback Theatre Toolkit, a 300-page manual on how to do Playback Theatre–just translated into Swedish by Andrea Berge!

Amber Espar has performed with True Story Theater since 2010 and in July became the troupe’s Director.  A somatic educator, she has taught dance, ecology, and Spanish, led cultural immersion trips for high school youth studying in Latin America and China, and performed across the US incorporating contact improvisation and action theater.

Together, Christopher, Anne and Amber founded and run Playback North America, a network supporting an exchange of tools and best practices among 50 Playback Theatre companies across the U.S. and Canada.