Your story, Our story, Red Thread Stories

Public Workshops 2023

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Learn Playback Theatre with us.


Playback is an antidote to individualisation. Through our workshops we gently warm people up, help them to listen, to being present, to laugh and connect meaningfully with other like minded creative spirits. We know how hard it can be to say yes to something out of our comfort zone. We get scared of getting it wrong, making mistakes, being inadequate. Playback is for everyday people … who love listening to stories, move their bodies, express themselves. Playback Theatre is a gift for when we say yes we can fly. Learn to

  • Listen to stories deeply
  • Improvise and think your feet
  • Be playful and lighthearted
  • Take safe risks
  • Work in a group
  • Move differently
  • Develop confidence

Join us as we develop skills which are essential in Playback Theatre and life!

For group workers, community workers, teachers, musicians, scientists, administrators, retirees, new and old Playback theatre performers  …anyone who wishes to explore the benefits of improvisation using Playback Theatre.


Intro to Playback April 2023

Join us as we explore how we can play together again.
We will gently introduce you to Playback Theatre with a focus on building ensemble, listening with your body and to each other, and introducing Playback forms. If you are keen to join the troupe, find out more about Playback or just have some fun come along!


Playing with Haiku June 2023

Playback theatre involves improvising people’s real life experiences.

Listen to a story
With open heart we play it back
Creating magic

Distilling the essence, or heart of a story, is a key listening skill in much of our work in community and in Playback Theatre. In this workshop Franki and Jen gently invite you to share stories and develop your ability to play and enact stories using a Playback form loosely based on Haiku poetry. If you want to respectfully play with stories and create short, interactive narrative pieces you’ll love this workshop. You don’t need to be an actor or Playback practitioner. All you need is a desire to listen, move, improvise, create and play with a respectful group of open hearted people.
Jen and Franki have forty five combined years experience in Playback and community theatre, group and story facilitation.

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“I truly believe that people are looking for stories that really mean something–stories that are redemptive, inspiring, and bigger than an individual.”

Scott Harrison