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ThreadBear Theatre Presents: Playback Performance

ThreadBear Theatre Presents: Playback Performance
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15 Jan 2018 6:30pm - 9pm

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Open Source Arts

Open Source Arts, Unit 1A, Aire Place Mills, 143 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS3 1JL

ThreadBear Theatre perform Playback Theatre, a unique form of improvised storytelling. We create a ritual space where any story, however ordinary or extraordinary, can be told and made into theatre! The audience tell us their real life tales and we 'play them back' immediately.

In Playback Theatre we bring your stories to life with music and drama. We welcome you to share your stories and see moments from your lives made into theatre, creating connections with each other along the way.

This form of improvisation was created by Jonathan Fox in New York in 1975 and is linked to Psychodrama and Forum Theatre. It is used across 50 countries worldwide but we are the only company working in this style in West Yorkshire.

Come share your stories: large or small, sad or happy, epic or trivial... Everyone has a story, everyone is welcome, everyone can feel connected to each other. All you need to bring are curiosity, generosity and the courage to enjoy yourself.

We are ThreadBear Theatre.

Playing back stories is what we do.

The bar will be open from 6:30pm, perormance begins at 7:30-9pm

£5 (£3 conc)

We will also be running a taster Playback training session on Sunday the 28th January from 3-5pm where you can begin to learn this unique form of performance.

You don’t have to be clever! You can simply enjoy discovering – or rediscovering – your expressive and creative potential. 

Improvisation for all levels of experience. All you need are curiosity, generosity and the courage to enjoy yourself.

Taster workshop Facebook event:


Both together (performance & taster) £12

Pay by cash on the door.

We are planning to run a further course in Playback Theatre in the coming months for those who wish to explore this further and in more detail.

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Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.

Performance: £5 (£3 conc) Taster workshop: £10Both together (performance & taster) £12 Pay cash on the door.

The downstairs level is accessable by wheelchair. The upper level where the dance studio and cafe are situated is not.

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