Stories Of Bravery: Improv Theatre Workshops

December 4, 2023
Stories Of Bravery: Improv Theatre Workshops

Join Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective for our 2023-24 season

We'll be hosting a series of Playback Theatre workshops focused on community-building, leadership, and learning how to use theatre for social change throughout the school year in collaboration with ASHHO.

All sessions take place at ASHHO Cultural Community & Job Training Center, 5757 Littlerock Rd SW #4, Tumwater, WA 98512, across from Costco in Tumwater. Workshops are FREE to the community with delicious food provided by ASHHO.

What does bravery mean to you? When have you practiced bravery in your everyday life, in big and small ways? How can you cultivate the vulnerability necessary to do hard things like lead, learn, make mistakes, and maintain integrity and community accountability? Whether you are looking to practice courage on-stage or off, we're excited to listen deeply, share true stories, lean into community wisdom, and take some brave risks with you!

Please register ahead of time if you are able so that we can determine how much food is needed.

Questions? Accommodation requests? Email

Upcoming Calendar

Please register for sessions separately, as each is designed for participants in a specific age groups.


Improv Theatre for Young Adults

Ages 18-25. A 1-day workshop on a Sunday. Noon to 12:30 snacktime. End at 3pm. Includes 30-minute final share-out for family and friends.

Sunday, January 21, noon to 3 p.m.


MAY 2024

Intergenerational Improv Theatre and Showcase!

All-ages series participants. A 1-day workshop on a Sunday. Includes a public showcase performance to support the program.

Sunday, May 26 from noon to 3 p.m.

*Showcase at 2 p.m.



This workshop series is supported by an Arts in Education grant from ArtsWA, with the goal of enriching local arts offerings and accessible community programming. Community donations are gladly accepted to support the continuation of this program. We encourage those who are able to make a contribution to support our ability to make this offering accessible to all.

Teachings Artists

Brave Practice is a community resource for storytelling and deep listening. Founded in 2021 through Window Seat, we are a collective of theatre artists who use Playback Theatre and other theatre-based techniques to foster connection, inclusion, and belonging locally. We serve a beautiful, diverse, intergenerational, and multicultural community within and connected to the South Sound region. With us, you'll practice empathy, express yourself, collaborate with others, and explore your own gifts and potential. Become familiar with techniques in Playback Theatre, a kind of improv theatre where people share true moments from their lives and others play them back on the spot.

More about Window Seat Media & ASHHO's Partnership

At Window Seat, our mission is to use oral history and storytelling to spark conversation, connection, and social change in the South Sound and beyond. We are committed to gathering people together to share stories that have been forgotten, silenced, or ignored throughout history. Oral history and personal narrative are at the center of our work. We experiment with many formats, working alongside service providers, activists, organizers, and artists to tell nuanced and inclusive stories—people’s histories—of who we are in this homeplace. Through live storytelling, theatre, community conversations, artistic collaborations, podcasts, film screenings, and exhibits, we amplify local knowledge, share powerful stories and ideas, and ask what is possible. We believe the future is written with the stories we narrate, and we want to co-create a more inclusive, connected, and just world. We envision a local community that honors, seeks out, and is shaped by the many histories, identities, and stories that reflect the people we are in this place.

We're excited about how our work align's with ASHHO's mission, which stands for

  • Advocate for survivors, communities of color, under-served, marginalized people.
  • Serve our communities with kindness, compassion, and professional services
  • Honor Humanity in all that we do because all people matter
  • Organize community resources, education, gatherings, trainings & events.

ASHHO means to instruct or call someone to “COME JOIN” in the Bengali language from Bangladesh where Chef and Visionary Khurshida Begum and her family are from. Khurshida is the founder of ASHHO Cultural Community Center, where everyone can have access to inspirational programs and services that focus on real-life skills, cultural and identity exploration, and connections.

Since 2021, both our organizations have invested in producing this offering, and we're thankful to see it resonate with community members of all ages and earn continued support and funding.