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Virtual Playbafck Theater Perormance demo video:

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                     ACTORS, ACTRESSES AND MUSICIAN 

We are actively looking for new company members. We look for people with acting ability and an interest in using the arts to build dialogue and justice.
Having Playback Theater, Drama Therapy, Improv or Improvisational Theater experience is a big plus, as well as formal acting training.  
Musician needs ability to improvise to accompany the performance scenes.  

Our next open rehearsals wil be scheduled soon
Fridays (10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.). Be prepared to audit and participate in our rehearsal.

   Please email us a letter of interest and availabiltiy and if possilble include a headshot & resume.


You Tube Video/ Memorial of Lawrence Furman


                            TV Channel 26
                              a live show recorded 2017 at the studio of the
                   Marin Community Media Center, CMCM

                    Click the link to see the video on vimeo:

Playback workshops at
Move Me Studio

Here are our 10 participants from 2/20 & 11/19/16
Email us if you are interested in our future workshops!






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Bay Area Playback Theatre is a member of:

The International Playback Theatre Network (IPTN)


"You were fabulous. Wow, wow, wow. Everyone loved you and it was so powerful for us. The performance gave us a deeper understanding of our own stories and their emotional affect on us. Everybody was emotional impacted. Some brought to tears. Thanks to each of you for sharing your hearts and talents." J.Redwing Keysar R.N., Director Palliative Care Program, Jewish Family and Children's Services

“My face hurt from smiling. I was feeling the joy for the human connection in the room.” Joan Nelson, Chairperson Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin Social Concerns

“I’m a big fan of improvisational theater but didn’t know what to expect from Playback.  I was a “teller” at two performances.  At the first performance I laughed and at the second I cried.  Both experiences knocked my socks off.”  Allan Blau, Attorney at Law

“I felt the earth move even though it didn’t register on the Richter scale.  I laughed.  I cried.  It was everything you want in a night of improv.  These actors are magical.”  Nika St. Claire, Program Director, Alameda Family Services

“I was surprised and delighted.  What an extraordinary and entertaining evening! The rare talent of the actors resulted in a delightful and soulful bonding.”  Deborah von Bolschwing, Psychologist

“How in the world one performance can be exhilarating, entertaining and also be a transformational experience was proved possible at the Bay Area 10906293_10155079746545118_698055138558173375_nPlayback Performance.  I can’t wait for more.” 
Esther Blau, R.N.

“The actors pull various emotions out of the viewer like a clown retrieving a trail of scarves from his mouth.  Risk taking, Energetic, Whimsical.” 
Nicole Katler, Psychotherapist and Musician

Winner, 2007 -2009 Marin Arts Council Grants

Bay Area Playback: Selected Performance Venues

Public Performance
Virtual Playback North America Conference    2020
Move Me Studio                                    2016       
Open Secret Bookstore                      2011- 2019
San Geronimo Valley Community Center       2015

Belrose Theatre                                2006 - 2010
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts       2005,2008,2009
Larkspur Café Theatre                       2006, 2007
Peacock Gap Country Club                          2006
Whistle Stop Active Aging Center                 2018

Vivalon, virtual                                                  2021
Commissioned Performances:
San Quentin                                               2015

American Society of Group Psychotherapy     2006
and Psychodrama-64th Annual Conference. S.F.    

Center Point Recovery Centers           2004 - 2008
IEATA International Expressive Arts Therapy Conference 2013

Juvenile Detention Center                    2005,2009
Kaiser                                                        2014
Lawrence Furman, memorial                        2017
Ohlhoff Recovery Programs                 2005, 2006
Marin Services for Women                  2004, 2005
Marin Abused Women’s Services         2006 -2008

Novato Charter School                                2006
Palliative Care Nurses Annual Retreat,                  
Jewish Family and Children's Services           2011

S.F. Homeless Drop-In Shelter-staff training  2004
Spectrum LGBT Center                        2007,2009
Tamalpais Creek Senior Center            2003, 2005
Tamalpais High School                           2007, 2009

  Updated April 2021

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