Book Notice – Beyond Theatre, Jonathan Fox memoirs

Jonathan Fox’s memoir Beyond Theatre

Tusitala Publishing is happy to announce the publication of Beyond Theatre: A playback theatre memoir, by founder Jonathan Fox. Beyond Theatre tells Jonathan’s personal story of the background and evolution of playback theatre, with chapters about his childhood in New York City and formative experiences as a young man in Nepal and New Zealand. He describes the emergence of the playback theatre vision, and how playback grew from its beginnings with the original company to its current worldwide presence. It is a story of struggle as well as discovery and deep satisfaction—the often-unsuccessful effort to find acceptance and support for a new form of theatre that transcended familiar categories.

Jonathan Fox is the founder, with Jo Salas, of playback theatre. He is a Harvard graduate and Fulbright scholar, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Kassel in Germany. He is the author of Acts of Service: Spontaneity, Commitment, Tradition in the Non-scripted Theatre and the co-editor of Gathering Voices: Essays on Playback Theatre.

Beyond Theatre: A playback theatre memoir is available from Tusitala Publishing and