- Playback’s Fruitful Partnership with MPD
- Memphis Matters: Play It Forward
- Soaring with Kate Schaeffer
- Kids Collaborating — Playback’s Pilot Programs in Frayser Schools
- Playback in the News!
- Giving Tuesday is today!
- Murphy: Allow Yourself to Be Guided
- Playback Memphis adds another stage for kinship, hope in Frayser
- June 23: Playback Partners With UPP For Parenting Workshop
- We Remember Verdell Smith
- Behold the power of Playback
- Fostering togetherness through theater arts
- Playback Memphis Works to Expand Reach
- National organization bringing Playback training to Memphis
- Playback Memphis: Performing the Peace
Behold the power of Playback
Thanks to friends like you, our February Memphis matters show was another sellout! And what that crowd of more than 80 folks witnessed was a glimpse of the essence of Playback itself.
Along with our professional ensemble, our apprentice ensemble members – Will Golden, Albert Howard, Andre Barlow, and Eric Hammond – were joined onstage by Oluwadamilola Apotieri-Abdulai. He had traveled from NIgeria to participate in the National Center for Playback Theatre’s winter training sessions, which were held right here in Memphis in February.
They wowed the crowd, but more then that – they shared how they are using the wisdom they discover through Playback to help them build healthier relationships and live more wholehearted lives. We asked them what they were gaining and they told us:
- self awareness
- more positive thinking in negative situations
- comfort knowing that stress can be dealt with and I’m not alone
- understanding that everyone has feelings
- the pride of being part of something good that benefits humanity
How’s that for heavy? These beautiful men – four of whom have been incarcerated – are becoming role models and leaders in their community, Playback Memphis could not be more proud!
Mark your calendars – the next Memphis Matters is set for Saturday, June 4.