Workshop | Dec. 16 | People’s Playback Theatre Happening!

Calling all actors, healers, and/or curious explorers of story, dialogue, social justice and embodied narrative! Playback Theatre is taking root in Los Angeles, and we want you to get IN on it.

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.

Los Angeles hasn’t had a Playback company in years, but 2 – YES, CHECK IT, TWO – companies are in the works of forming!! LA can handle that and more. We will be supporting each other as we grow. It’s a dynamic and exciting moment.

One of the new companies, People’s Playback, will be looking for a diverse group of individuals to audition. Right now, we are sending out the call to introduce the form to people who might not have heard about it. This evening will be an opportunity for you to get up, act, move, play music, and take part in creating the ritual. (No prior experience necessary.)

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

Spread the word. December 16th.
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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.

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 | 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.

Online Call | Sun. 3/15/18 | NADTA Diversity: Drama Therapy and Intersectionality

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As a part of the North American Drama Therapy Association’s Racial Justice Dialogues, Kamran Afary and I will be facilitating a dialogue exploring questions of how intersectionality emerges in clinical and educational settings.

Drama Therapy and Intersectionality in Clinical and Educational Settings

Sunday, March 25 at 5:30pm Pst (8:30pm Est)

Click Here to join the call

  • What does intersectionality mean to you in your work?
  • Where do you see intersectionality present in your work?
  • What are some of the challenges in incorporating intersectionality into our work?

Please join Danielle Levanas and Kamran Afary to explore these questions in relation to your own work and practice.

Workshop | Tues. 3/27 | Playback Theatre Intro

Playback Theatre Intro Workshop


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.