Playback Theatre NOW, Western MA


1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7-9 pm
Next Open Session 2022: Nov 2
160 Main St, Ste 9, Northampton, MA 01060

We hope you will join us for a night of playing, connecting, and witnessing. 

A participant shares moments from their life. Then other participants "play back” the emotional essence of what is shared — in movement, sound, words, and/or music.
Playback Theatre NOW (PTN) essential question is: Where are you in your evolution right now? We welcome you to have all parts of yourself (inner voices/emotions/characters/qualities) expressed — as well as the relationships, societal issues, and archetypal forces that affect you.
How can we be authentic on a deep level? To witness your and others' stories played back is deeply moving—as is being a "player" in other participant's stories. There are many levels of engagement; you can participate as much as you want or don’t want.
Playback Theatre is practiced in 70 countries. PTN is committed to serving diverse populations and addressing a variety of issues. 
Come and join us in this powerful technique to give witness to ourselves and others through empathetic enactment.

These open sessions are open to the community. Our intention is to find committed members to form a troupe who want to build skill and depth, to offer these community open sessions, and to do performances for different populations to create connection and social change. If you are interested in being part of the committed troupe, let us know. All who are interested are welcome!

$20-$25–$30 Sliding scale (low–regular–abundant). Additional donations accepted.
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If money is a problem, please let us know and we can work something out. Workstudy is available.

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Patrick Crowley has practiced theatre improv since 1986, including Playback Theatre, Action Theater, Psychodrama, Zany Angel Dance Theatre, and Insight Improvisation. He is also a dance improviser, bodyworker, yoga teacher, and somatic educator. Patrick first began practicing Playback Theatre regularly in 1987 and employed Playback Theatre in an expressive arts weekend, called the Longdance, that he co-led 4 times a year for over a decade. He also worked with Boston’s True Story Playback Theater troupe. He founded Playback Theatre NOW with Sky Halm and Gineen Cooper in 2019.


Patrick Crowley  •  617.320.9792  •  email

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