Brave Practice

A Community Stories Project by Window Seat Media

We practice bravery in community through storytelling and deep listening.

Welcome to Brave Practice! We are a collective of theatre artists in the South Sound region who use Playback Theatre as a way to foster connection and belonging in our local community. Playback Theatre is an original form of interactive and improvisational theatre where people tell true stories from their lives and others enact them on the spot using music, dialogue, metaphor, and movement.

Mission

Use theatre as a way to practice bravery in community through deep listening and storytelling so that each individual is more prepared to be courageous in their everyday life.

Vision

We envision a state where diverse and multicultural communities come together to explore what it means to be human, celebrate our differences, and reflect on our shared past, present, and future.

Values

  • Community in our home-place
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in that community
  • Collaboration and friendship
  • Empowerment through storytelling and deep listening
  • Education and innovation
  • Artistic quality and integrity

Goals

Create spaces where members of our community can connect authentically, in meaningful ways through art, empathy, and witnessing one another’s truth. These are radical and cathartic acts in an increasingly divided, detached, and distracted society, and we hope by practicing them, people find a little more capacity for compassion, connection, and bravery.

Our Community

An intergenerational and diverse community of adults, youth, families, and seniors within and connected to the South Sound region - Thurston County, stolen Land of the Coast Salish, Squaxin Island, Chehalis, Nisqually, and Puyallup People, Tribal Land of the Medicine Creek Treaty, 1854.

Community Collaborations

Want to collaborate with us? We'd love to hear from you! Email meg@windowseatmedia.org to discuss how we can bring Brave Practice to your event or organization.

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