Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective
"Acting + Listening" workshop series, ASHHO + Brave Practice
FREE FOR YOUTH 14-24, REGISTER NOW! ASHHO and Window Seat Media are co-producing an interactive youth theatre workshop series in January - May 2023 where youth rehearse and perform with Brave Practice theatre collective.
Acting + Listening
Our community engagement program, Brave Practice, will be working with community youth to learn techniques in improvisational theatre and personal storytelling. The goal of the series is to create an ongoing brave space for youth to practice empathy, express themselves, collaborate with others, and explore their own gifts and potential.
REGISTER (youth ages 14 to 24)
Participants will become familiar with techniques in Playback Theatre, practicing "acting and listening." Playback Theatre is an original form of interactive and improvisational theatre where people share true moments from their lives and others play them back on the spot using music, conversation, images, and movement.
No previous theatre experience necessary!
Be ready to share true stories, listen deeply to others, lean into community wisdom, and take brave risks.
3rd Sunday of the month
ASHHO Cultural Community Center
5757 Littlerock Rd SW
Tumwater WA 98512
YOUTH COMMUNITY WORKSHOP SERIES
January - May 2023
REGISTER (youth ages 14 to 24)
*FREE FOR YOUTH. Community donations accepted.
Delicious food provided by ASHHO.
Getting to know the group through story
Sunday, January 22, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Ritual and ethics of a storytelling performance
Sunday, February 19, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Trusting the group and making offers on stage
Sunday, March 19, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Honing our skills
Sunday, April 16, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Final public storytelling performance
Sunday, May 21, 12:00 - 4:00 pm, Performance with youth and Brave Practice begins @ 1 pm
This event series co-produced in community partnership
Bravery is a skill we can practice together through deep listening, sharing true stories from our lives, and making art with empathy
We envision brave spaces where diverse, multicultural, and intergenerational communities come together to explore what it means to be human, celebrate our differences, and reflect on our shared past, present, and future.
- Community in our home-place
- Belonging, cultural responsiveness, diversity, equity, and inclusion in those communities
- Collaboration and friendship
- Empowerment through storytelling and deep listening
- Education and innovation
- Artistic quality and integrity
Create spaces where community members can connect authentically, and 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. We hope that by practicing them, people find more capacity for compassion, connection, and bravery.
Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective members: Meg Rosenberg (actor, conductor, musician, co-founder), Hiroko Ishii Cassidy (actor, conductor, musician, co-founder), Susana Bailén Acevedo (actor, musician), and Laurie Porter O'Brien (actor, musician, co-founder). As a collective, we bring over 30 years in Playback Theatre experience. Our team brings a background in education, professional theatre, psychology, diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural responsiveness, psychodrama, and a dedication to fostering community locally. Our three co-founders are continuing members of the Heartsparkle Players Playback Theatre ensemble, with training from accredited Playback trainer, Debe Edden. Both Meg and Hiroko have completed Conducting training through the New York School of Playback Theatre and the Centre for Playback Theatre, respectively. Our ensemble trains together on a weekly basis and engages in continuing professional development to deepen our community-building expertise. We are excited to meet you!
- 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.