Welcome to the International Playback Theatre Network

Photo from 2023 IPTN Conference in India picture by Bongani Ndongo
You are warmly invited to join people all over the world
who explore the power and practice of Playback.

Learn how to join

There are many ways to become an IPTN member. Check which membership fits best for you or your community.

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Discover our programs

Enjoy peer support, learning, and connection. All programs are free as a benefit of IPTN membership.

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Receive the IPTN newsletter with info about membership programs, conferences, and other initiatives.

Learn from each other

As an IPTN member, you can take part in any of these online programs:

Playback Voices Around the World: Each month, hear from practitioners doing exciting, social-issue focused Playback in their country.

Secret Dates: Your Playback troupe will be matched with a Playback company from another part of the world, for an hour of getting to know each other, exchanging ideas, and doing Playback. Perhaps the relationship will be continued!

Conductors’ peer support group: Drop in any month to ask your questions, offer guidance, and connect with other conductors.

Playback Cafe: An informal time to hang out and build relationships with your fellow lovers of Playback.


We honor Playback Theatre’s co-founders Jonathan Fox and Jo Salas, whose tireless work and creative generosity built the foundations of IPTN and have helped to spread Playback Theatre around the world.