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The Magic of Playback Theatre: Where Improv Meets Personal Story

Presenter: 

Tim Van Ness

Upper Middle/Secondary
Theatre
and Dance

Playback Theatre is an original form of theatrical improvisation in which people share their personal stories and watch them acted out. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will focus on Playback Theatre’s basic forms, theory, and background. How this method of improv can be used in classrooms, schools, and communities will also be explored.

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Tim Van Ness - Class Presentations
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Day Four Slides: Instructions for Fluid Sculptures and 3 Sentence Story
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Emotions | My Words Now from Paige C.
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Suggested Reading for Playback Theatre
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Playback Theatre Forms
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Three Circles of Playback
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Playback Theatre Forms
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Arc of a Playbadk Show w/ Forms
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Launch Zoom

About the Presenter

Tim Van Ness

Tim Van Ness has been practicing Playback Theatre for almost thirty-five years. He founded three Playback companies in New England and also regularly consults with, trains, coaches, and guest performs for companies throughout the world. Van Ness is an accredited faculty member for the Centre for Playback Theatre and has taught programs for the School of Playback Theatre in the United Kingdom, the Skandinavisk Playbackteater Studio in Sweden, and the New York School of Playback Theatre. As consultant and coach, Van Ness uses theatre, storytelling, and action methods to help organizations live their values, develop their leaders, and nurture their culture. He also teaches for Inspiring Educators, a non-profit that provides leadership development for school leaders by helping them increase the success of students in underserved communities. A classically trained musician, singer-songwriter, and former music teacher in the Boston Public Schools, Van Ness has taught Playback to young people from various backgrounds including at-risk youth in western Massachusetts.

Comments

Yvonne
Bragg
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July 24, 2020
Thank You so very much for a week full of new and relevant information. My students are going to enjoy enjoy exploring their twin emotions. BRAVO!!!
Brooke
Bowers
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July 24, 2020
Thank you so much, Tim! I learned a lot and can't wait to explore with my students!
Lauri-Kaye
Burns
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July 17, 2020
I learned SO much. Can't wait to share.
Niambi
Webster
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July 17, 2020
SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC TEACHER...THANKS, DOC
Lori
Wortman
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July 16, 2020
I am enjoying your sessions very much! Thank you!
Niambi
Webster
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July 15, 2020
Today was awesome! Thanks
Tim
Van Ness
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July 15, 2020
Hi all. Someone asked if there's a setting to monitor or control who can Annotate when sharing a screen or whiteboard. YES! If you go to your Zoom account online, Click "Settings", under "In Meeting (Basic)" there are two places to enable or disable participants to annotate. But I don't know that you can select specific people to have access to annotate - I think it's all or nothing. My understanding also is that you cannot make changes mid-meeting. So if you make changes to your setting, they will not take effect until you launch a new meeting. I hope that helps.
Michelle
Tripp
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July 15, 2020
Thank you Tim!
Tim
Van Ness
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July 14, 2020
HI again everyone. A quick note for anyone who is checking this.. Tomorrow, Wednesday we'll explore Music in Playback - So... Please bring to class a favorite musical instrument - or anything you can make sound with, even if it's simply your voice! It could be "home made" like a jar of dried beans 3/4 full, or an empty Quaker Oats box (as a drum). You get the idea! Thanks!
Tim
Van Ness
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July 14, 2020
I'm very glad to hear that Doc. Thank you!
Niambi
Webster
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July 14, 2020
Thanks! I felt more a part of the workshop; it added to my healing! Doc
Tim
Van Ness
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July 13, 2020
ZOOM TIP - CONT'D When you are "telling", turn on Gallery View so you can see everyone's reflection. When you are listening to a teller - turn on Speaker View so you can see them easily, do your reflection/echo, then turn on Gallery View again.
Tim
Van Ness
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July 13, 2020
ZOOM TIP - for doing the exercise we started with (Say your name with gesture and vocal sound that represents how you feel - everyone echo it back all together) When you are
Niambi
Webster
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July 13, 2020
Considering it was virtual, Tim you did a bang up job!
Tim
Van Ness
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July 13, 2020
Thank you for your comments! Because I made someone else the Host I didn't get to save the Chat. So, for BOTH groups, if you have follow on questions from today's session, feel free to post them here and I'll endeavor to respond before tomorrow morning's class. Thank you all - yes - a great first class!
Laura
Lindsey
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July 13, 2020
Thank you Tim!!! Really enjoyed this session today. So much good!
Robert
Reeves
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July 13, 2020
Thanks, Tim! Great intro.
Antoinette
Crawford-Willis
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July 13, 2020
Great session! Looking forward to building the process into a potential performance
Lynn-nore
Chittom
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July 13, 2020
Fantastic first session!!! So much I can use in my classroom and through Zoom!!
Tim
Van Ness
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July 12, 2020
Hi all. FYI - I'm going to wait until after class to upload the documents I'm going to share during class tomorrow - to keep it all a surprise! See you soon! Tim VN
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