WHAT: PLAYBACK IMPROVISATIONAL DRAMATIC THEATER is meaningful entertainment for ALL occasions! We are a versatile "spontaneous dramatic theater" troupe that performs for all types of events - from joyful celebrations to more serious themed conferences. PLAYBACK takes true life stories, feelings and ideas from audience members and immediately turns them into meaningful performance art. This includes theatrics, song, movement, color, prose and sound effects.
WHY: Imagine your event or organization attendees having a chance to share their stories pertaining to a theme or guest-of-honor - then immediately having the value and impact captured with live theater! Imagine your workshop/conference enhanced by thoughtful theatrical reflections of the attendees' experiences! Imagine your business' communication and understanding enhanced with dramatic insightful scenarios! The possibilities are endless. Celebratory events and all types of friendly gatherings will not be forgotten! Or, experience the bonding, enlightening, and healing effects of having the members of your workshop/conference/retreat see themselves in each other through compassionate live theater!
HOW: We honor all types of human experience - hilarious or deeply serious, minor or major, personal memories or group brainstorming, and from casual to business settings. The results are uplifting, surprising, funny, poignant, thought-provoking, insightful, heart-warming and of course... always amazing!! We have a PG rating, and are adaptable to all age groups. Expect a quality show, the troupe director has been involved in Playback for 20 years! PLAYBACK looks forward to performing for you - soon!!
WHERE: PLAYBACK IMPROVISATIONAL DRAMATIC THEATER has its own theater space, or we can come to you! Clients have the convenient option of booking their event at our lovely, colorful space in Virginia Beach near the oceanfront!
WHO: Playback Theater has performed for educational conferences, therapeutic workshops, community clubs, hospitals, spiritual gatherings, store openings, military functions, poetry groups, festivals, reunions, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, memorial services, private parties, auctions, charities and all seasonal celebrations.
RATES: PLAYBACK IMPROVISATIONAL DRAMATIC THEATER rates vary due to length of performance, time of day, day of week, location and type of event. For an additional fee, clients may also choose a customized skit to be written and performed as an introduction to the show - a one-of-a-kind opportunity!!!
SEE: We can provide access to a sample video upon your gig request.
HISTORY: PLAYBACK THEATER (INTERNATIONAL) was originally created in the 1970's in New York by a man and woman team named Jonathan Fox and Jo Salas. Currently, there are PLAYBACK troupes all over the world. It is meaningful, improvisational dramatic theater designed to acknowledge and respect the human experience. PLAYBACK has been used extensively for humanitarian causes of all types.