Are you looking to experiment with a whole new form of improv? Come try Playback Theater!
Done in over 80 countries, Playback Theatre invites audience members to tell true stories which performers then act out instantly. Rather than using the audience story as a suggestion, the actual story is “played back”, using scenes as well as abstract movement, music, poetry and pieces of cloth.
As a workshop participant, you will both tell stories and learn techniques for acting out the stories of fellow participants. These stories are sometimes funny, but might also be tragic, uplifting, or just plain ordinary.
The gift of doing playback together is that common experiences begin to weave through the tellings, building and strengthening our connections to each other as a community. It enables us to see each other in a new, often more compassionate light, especially across differences of
background, experience or values.
Playback Theatre was developed in 1979 by teacher, actor and innovator Jonathan Fox.
Rosey Waters has been an actor and improvisor for over 35 years. She was a member of Boulder Playback Theatre for 4 years and since 2019 has been director and actor with Red Thread Playback Theater, an international online company. Rosey has been trained in Playback Theater, including workshops with Playback founder, Jonathan Fox. As an instructor, her teaching credits include: Playback classes for high school students and co-teaching an international online class, “Acting Tools for Playbackers”. Recently she facilitated an in-person full day workshop, “Acting and Conducting for the Deeper Story” for Cork Playback Theater in Ireland. She has been chosen to present a workshop at the
International Playback Theater Network’s upcoming conference in South Africa.
Rosey has also been seen at Rise Comedy as part of the musical improv duo, Too Intense. She facilitates and role plays for projects teaching communication skills to police officers and medical students. For 32 years, Ms. Waters has been a teaching artist with a focus on teaching educators how to use theater to teach their curriculum.
RISE COMEDY TERMS & CONDITIONS
We highly recommend you are vaccinated if you come to RISE Comedy! If you are not, you assume all of the risks involved in contracting COVID-19. Our theater will adhere to all CDC, City and State guidelines as they evolve. All sales are final and no refunds are permitted. Ticket price listed does not include service fee.
CLASS TERMS & CONDITIONS
Students will receive their class info 12-24 hours in advance via email. Please check your spam folder if you do not see this email! All class participants must be 18+ unless otherwise specified in the class/workshop description.