Category: Playback Theatre

Facilitating for engagement in isolated communities

24 April 2013 4

There are ways to facilitate meetings and events of all sorts that encourage participation and engagement. This week, while working in Papua New Guinea and helping community leaders learn how to facilitate in isolated communities, I’ve come to understand the following. Facilitation can help the redistribution of power dynamics in a community Many standard meeting…

By Viv McWaters

Living an improvised life

1 February 2010 1

The third and final day of our Playback Theatre Summer Intensive Workshop presented by Melbourne Playback Theatre Company brought together a number of disparate threads – and brought to mind some of the key lessons I’ve learnt over the years from improv theatre in its various forms. Lessons learnt and still being practiced in that…

By Viv McWaters

Celebrating emotions

30 January 2010 0

There seems to be way too few opportunities in my life to really, truly explore emotions – mine, and the those of others. Today in the Playback Theatre workshop I’m taking we moved on to ‘moments’. In Playback, moments are emotional vignettes – the way someone might be feeling right now, or an experience from…

By Viv McWaters

Playback Theatre Workshop

24 December 2009 0

WooHoo! This is just the ticket. Melbourne Playback Theatre Company is offering a weekend intensive at the end of January. I wrote about Playback Theatre and community building here. I can’t think of a better way to ease into a new year. Wanna join me? Summer Weekend Intensive Melbourne Playback Theatre Company is proud to…

By Viv McWaters

Will I? Won’t I?

13 July 2009 1

There’s a really cool performance piece that is a part of Playback Theatre. Two players physically enact an internal dilemma, or conflict. Naturally, it’s called Conflicts. It’s great fun to watch because most of us can relate to an internal dilemma: small or big. Will I eat this piece of cake or not? Should I…

By Viv McWaters