Basement Playback is back | Sunday Observer

Basement Playback is back

Playback Theatre is a form of improvisational theatre in which the audience tell stories from their lives and watch them re-acted on the spot. Playback Theater uses deep listening, theatrical ritual, spontaneity, and guidance to draw people closer together and honour individuals’ stories. There is surprising emotional depth and connection in Playback’s seeming simplicity.

During the session, a troupe of actors, a conductor and musician will:

lead the audience in introductory theatre games, offer the opportunity to reflect on and share stories from their own lives, and

dramatize some of the stories.

Playback Theater is performed across six continents by hundreds of companies.

It is performed in a range of contexts including corporate team building, community arts, social dialogue, peace building, education, and celebrations.

Colombo’s Basement Playback Theatre company is a diverse group with members hailing from different cultures, religions, nationalities, professions, ages and gender. What we share is a joy to perform people’s stories and a belief in the power of this form of improvisation theatre.