Our Story

Who We Are

Playback Memphis trains and employs professional artists and facilitators to use the unique art form of Playback Theatre, a listening and story sharing practice, with people in a variety of settings. We co-create and catalyze community wellbeing, social cohesion, and flourishing culture.

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Since 2008 Playback Memphis has welcomed Memphians across generations, neighborhoods, and challenging divides to Memphis Matters to our public performance series at TheatreSouth. Be the Peace!, Playback Memphis’ anti-bullying program for schools, was launched in 2011. In 2012 Playback Memphis was one of six companies selected to perform at the North American Playback Theatre Festival in Washington DC, selected from a field of more than 75 companies.

Playback Theatre

Playback Memphis is part of a longstanding international organization that supports Playback theatre companies in over 60 countries around the world. Playback Memphis is recognized nationally as a leading model in Playback theatre.
In 2011, Playback Memphis’ work in the community was highlighted on SIRIUS Radio’s nationally syndicated Bob Edwards show in a piece featuring Jonathon Fox, creator and founder of the Playback model.

 

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Playback Memphis is proud to be supported by Arts Memphis, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the First Tennessee Foundation, the Plough Foundation, the Thomas W. Briggs Foundation, and the Assisi Foundation of Memphis
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