Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective

All-Ages Kickoff Workshop at ASHHO: Stories of Bravery

We gathered in early October for our 2023 season kickoff workshop, Stories of Bravery, an all-ages improv theatre workshop focused on community-building, leadership, and learning how to use theatre for social change.

In October, we hosted our 2023 all-ages season kickoff workshop with ASHHO Cultural Community Center, the first in our Stories of Bravery series of improv theatre workshops focused on community-building, leadership, and learning how to use theatre for social change. The series is sponsored by an ArtsWA Arts in Education grant.

We've hosted a fall intergenerational improv workshop at ASHHO three years running, and this was our largest group yet! A diverse team of community members, ages 8 to 80, came together to explore:

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?

We practiced courage both on stage and off, listened deeply, shared true stories, leaned into community wisdom, and took some brave risks!

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.