Our Programs

Everyone has a story

Playback theatre creates space for people to experience a high level of connectivity, communication and empathy through the act of storytelling.

A Playback Memphis performance is a unique collaboration—someone from the audience shares a personal story or moment and then watches as a team of professional actors and musicians bring it to life on the spot using movement, music, metaphor and spoken improvisation. The experience is lively and robust with ample space for reflection and laughter.

March 24, 2014 - Playback Memphis performing at the Frayser Community Center. (Photo by Mike Brown)

These collaborations are adaptable and are at the heart of  our regular public offerings, Memphis Matters, and our school-based anti-bullying program, Be the Peace! They are equally important to our Performing the Peace collaboration with Lifeline to Success and to our newest collaboration with Universal Parenting Places.

This unique, imaginative experience lies at the intersection of art, community and transformation in Memphis.

Tennessee Arts Commission
Tennessee Arts Commission
First TN Foundation
Hyde Family Foundation

Playback Memphis is proud to be supported by Arts Memphis, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the First Tennessee Foundation and the Hyde Family Foundations.
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