Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective
TOGETHER! Community Schools + Brave Practice
We built a youth-centered curriculum in partnership with TOGETHER!'s Community Schools program and hosted a workshop series for youth at a local middle school.
Workshop Series Description
Main learning goals: Students build skills in empathy, listening, teamwork, and self-expression.
Personal storytelling and deep listening are at the heart of our work. Student participants registered through TOGETHER! Community Schools. The program was advertised for students interested in acting and storytelling as a way to express themselves and learn about their peers. The opportunity built skills social-emotional learning skills in areas such as self-awareness, social awareness, and social engagement. Over the course of seven sessions, students became familiar with techniques in personal storytelling and Playback Theatre. Playback is an original form of interactive and improvisational theatre where folx share true stories from their lives and others enact them on the spot using music, dialogue, metaphor, and movement. Participants have the chance to practice creative expression, artistic collaboration, and explore their own gifts and talents.