Performance | Tues. 9/25/18 | Playback Theatre: Improv for Healing

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Playback Theatre: Improv for Healing – Fall Public Performance
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Doors 8pm; Show 8:15pm
UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica

$15 donation at the door

Come share your story!
Playback Theatre is spontaneous theatre based on stories told by audience members. Life stories are shared, cast, and then enacted on the spot by a team of actors/dancers and a musician.

Inspired by the experimental theatre movement, psychodrama, and oral tradition of indigenous cultures, Playback Theatre was created in upstate New York in the 1970s by Jonathan Fox, Jo Salas, and the original PT Company. The method is now practiced across the world in sixty countries, and is used in a variety of settings including conferences, schools, colleges, prisons, hospitals, service agencies, and public theatres.

Through Playback Theatre we will invite dialogue, build community, and strive to create compelling theatre, while making space for laughter, reflection, connection, and healing.

Performance | Tues. 6/19/18 | Playback Theatre: Improv for Healing

PLAYBACK THEATRE
Playback Theatre: Improv for Healing – Public Performance
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Doors 8pm; Show 8:15pm
UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica
Complimentary wine. 
Coffee and snacks for purchase.

Come share your story!
Playback Theatre is spontaneous theatre based on stories told by audience members. Life stories are shared, cast, and then enacted on the spot by a team of actors/dancers and a musician.

Inspired by the experimental theatre movement, psychodrama, and oral tradition of indigenous cultures, Playback Theatre was created in upstate New York in the 1970s by Jonathan Fox, Jo Salas, and the original PT Company. The method is now practiced across the world in sixty countries, and is used in a variety of settings including conferences, schools, colleges, prisons, hospitals, service agencies, and public theatres.

Through Playback Theatre we will invite dialogue, build community, and strive to create compelling theatre, while making space for laughter, reflection, connection, and healing.

Ongoing Group | Tuesdays 7-9:30pm | Playback Theatre Support and Training

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Playback Theatre Training and Support Group
Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm
8-Week Series, Starting July 10th
Fee $240 for 8-week series*
3205 Ocean Park Blvd. Suite 240
Santa Monica, CA

* Cost is $240 for 8-week series, however, summer can be a difficult with schedules and travels. I am happy to work out a prorated fee scale at $30/session if you already have commitments but still want to come to to at least 4 sessions. Email me at danielle.levanas@gmail.com to set up your own schedule.

Calling all actors, musicians, dancers, performer activists, poets, storytellers, clinicians, observers, lovers of dialogue and community, or those just curious. Immerse yourself in Playback Theatre, an interactive form of improvisational theatre!

Playback is founded on the radical belief that telling our stories to each other in a theatrical context is both redemptive and invigorating. Likewise, listening to the stories of our community is a crucial step in building a more just and nourishing world.

This 8-session training and support group will invite creative people of all levels to learn, practice, and go deep with the ritual of Playback Theatre. We will support each other, processing our personal stories in a “safe-enough,” therapeutic space while utilizing the Playback forms. No prior experience necessary. You do not have to be an actor to join. Teens through Octogenarians welcome!

Summer group schedule:
July 10th – Session 1
July 17th – Session 2
July 24th – Session 3
July 31st – Session 4
Aug 7th – Session 5
Aug 14th – Session 6
**NO SESSION ON AUG. 21st
Aug 28th – Session 7
Sept 4th – Session 8
**NO SESSION ON SEPT 11th
Sept 18th – Make up session
Sept 25th – Playback Public Performance!

 

What is Playback Theatre?
Playback Theatre is spontaneous theatre based on stories told by audience members. Life stories are shared, cast, and then enacted on the spot by a team of actors/dancers and a musician.

Inspired by the experimental theatre movement, psychodrama, and oral tradition of indigenous cultures, Playback Theatre was created in upstate New York in the 1970s by Jonathan Fox, Jo Salas, and the original PT Company. The method is now practiced across the world in sixty countries, and is used in a variety of settings including conferences, schools, colleges, prisons, hospitals, service agencies, and public theatres.

Through Playback Theatre we will invite dialogue, build community, and strive to create compelling theatre, while making space for laughter, reflection, connection, and healing.

 

Workshop |Tues. 6/26/18 | Playback Theatre Intro

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What is Playback Theatre? Intro Workshop
3205 Ocean Park Blvd #240, Santa Monica, CA 90405
7-9pm
$15 suggested donation
Space is limited! Please RSVP at danielle.levanas@gmail.com.

Come immerse yourself in Playback Theatre, an interactive form of improvisational theatre. This intro workshop invites participants to try out some Playback forms and explore this ritual that lives on the cusp of art and social change. All are welcome. No prior experience necessary.

What is Playback Theatre?
Playback Theatre is spontaneous theatre based on stories told by audience members. Life stories are shared, cast, and then enacted on the spot by a team of actors/dancers and a musician.

Inspired by the experimental theatre movement, psychodrama, and oral tradition of indigenous cultures, Playback Theatre was created in upstate New York in the 1970s by Jonathan Fox, Jo Salas, and the original PT Company. The method is now practiced across the world in sixty countries, and is used in a variety of settings including conferences, schools, colleges, prisons, hospitals, service agencies, and public theatres.

Through Playback Theatre we will invite dialogue, build community, and strive to create compelling theatre, while making space for laughter, reflection, connection, and healing.

Workshop | Fri. 4/27/18 | Expressive Therapies Summit LA

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Role Work for Addiction: Healing the Effects of Trauma, Shame & Regret
Friday, April 27th, 1:30-4:30pm
Expressive Therapies Summit Los Angeles 2018

Clients dealing with addiction may also have a history of unaddressed trauma accompanied by feelings of shame and regret. This 3-hour discussion and experiential-based workshop aims to enhance our work as clinicians by providing drama therapy-based tools for individuals and groups that can be used to address the impact of addiction. Using the lens of Landy’s drama therapeutic Role Theory, along with addiction theorist Wegscheider-Cruse’s Family Roles, participants will explore how these roles can facilitate a trauma-informed approach in understanding addiction. Counselors and therapists will have the opportunity to integrate this playful approach (using objects and embodiment) into their practices, and enhance their clinical skills in working with resistant, traumatized, and/or institutionalized clients. Participants are asked to bring in 5-10 small objects found in their home or work space that can be shared during the experiential portion of this workshop. These items will be returned to their owners at the end of the workshop, but they might be handled by other participants during the exercise, so they shouldn’t be too expensive or irreplaceable. Eligible for 3.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; LCAT, LCSW (NY State only)

Workshop | Sat. 4/7/18 | Playback Theatre Intro

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3331 Ocean Park Blvd #102, Santa Monica, CA 90405

**$10 suggested donation**

Space is limited! Please RSVP here or email danielle.levanas@gmail.com.


Calling all actors, musicians, dancers, performer activists, poets, storytellers, clinicians, observers, lovers of dialogue and community, or those just curious! Immerse yourself in Playback Theatre, an interactive form of improvisational theatre.

This intro workshop invites participants to try out some Playback forms and explore this ritual that lives on the cusp of art and social change. All are welcome. No prior experience necessary.

What is Playback Theatre?
Playback Theatre is spontaneous theatre based on stories told by audience members. Life stories are shared, cast, and then enacted on the spot by a team of actors/dancers and a musician.

Inspired by the experimental theatre movement, psychodrama, and oral tradition of indigenous cultures, Playback Theatre was created in upstate New York in the 1970s by Jonathan Fox, Jo Salas, and the original PT Company. The method is now practiced across the world in sixty countries, and is used in a variety of settings including conferences, schools, colleges, prisons, hospitals, service agencies, and public theatres.

Through Playback Theatre we will invite dialogue, build community, and strive to create compelling theatre, while making space for laughter, reflection, connection, and healing.