Memphis Matters

Memphis Matters audiences connect with the heart of Memphis

Every year, Playback Memphis hosts six Memphis Matters public performances, drawing multi-generational audiences,  amazingly diverse cross-sectors of our community.

At a Memphis Matters show, there is no script. Playback theatre thrives on spontaneous stories. An audience member – a teller – will share a reflection, moment, or story – perhaps lighthearted or funny, perhaps moving or difficult. Then, our Ensemble plays that story back, reenacting the teller’s story with care, creativity, and compassion. This sharing and witnessing of stories affirms that each teller’s story deserves to be told, is valued, is accepted.

Through the words, movement, and music of a Memphis Matters show, the tellers, Ensemble, and audience share connection and dialogue through theatre that unites art and social change. Join us in celebrating and valuing the experiences and people of our city to unlock healing, transformation, and joy in Memphis — one story at a time.

How to Experience Memphis Matters

Mark your calendars! Our next performance will be Saturday, April 22, at TheatreSouth at First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper St. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, March 24.

Tennessee Arts Commission
Arts Memphis

Playback Memphis is proud to be supported by ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
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