Rajesh P.I of The Actors Collective conducts a Playback Theatre workshop for a Max of 12 participants. Playback Theatre is an improvisational theatre form that works as a fantastic foundation for new actors. For experienced actors, it provides an opportunity to extend their range as actors and iron out the creases.
This form of theatre uses audience real life stories as material for actors to play it back to audiences in real-time without any prior discussion. Playback Theatre honours the sharing of stories in a ritualistic and intimate setting.
Playback Theatre has its origins in New York in the early 70's. Today it is a global movement that spans more than 50 countries. In India, Rajesh was among the earliest theatre practitioners to learn Playback Theatre from Bev Hoskings (Aus) & Mary Good (New Zealand) trainers from the International Playback Theatre Network (IPTN) in 2000. Over the years he has trained hundreds of people in this form.
The 2-Day workshop: The workshop is conducted on 23 & 24 June (Sat & Sun). The workshop focuses on providing a basic introduction to the form through very specialised theatre games. It will help participants open up to their potential, introduce and provide a working knowledge to Playback Theatre. The exercises will be focused at developing the improvisational acting skills of participants. In his 25 years of experience as a theatre trainer, Rajesh credits Playback Theatre as the form which has influenced him the most.