Online Conversation Hub September 2015

IPTN Vision
The IPTN provides an independent, inclusive and global platform that strengthens Playback Theatre Practice through connection and mutual influence.

A conversation hub
Building on the vision of the IPTN, we want to strengthen our community of practice by encouraging an exchange of experience and thinking about our playback theatre work. We are keen that we can continue to learn from each other through a process of telling, listening and responding.

We want to introduce the idea of an online conversation hub. Several times a year we are going to propose a subject area that we can explore together. We are not looking to find definitive answers to a question, or to find a solution to a problem, rather, the intention is to engage with each other and to listen to different ideas so that we can extend our understanding of this work that we are all involved with. In this way we may be stimulated to find some new pathways forward in our own practice.

A conversation will last for two weeks. Each time we will create a group that you will need to sign into beforehand in order to take part. We will close the group as we begin the exchange. You will be notified of the dates and the topic of each hub via email and they will posted on the website.

The first hub begins Tuesday 1 September and will finish and finish Monday 14 September.

This year we are celebrating 40 years of playback theatre. Many of us have been doing playback for years and/or we may have worked very intensively in a short period of time. Many of us will have taken part in numerous rehearsal sessions, experienced a myriad of company life ups and downs and participated in lots of performances.

This first conversation will explore the ways in which we sustain our vitality in our playback work over time – as a playback theatre group, or practitioner. What are the ways you stay fresh? Have you felt jaded, bored, a bit lost, uncreative, unimaginative in your playback work? What do you do when this happens?

We look forward to getting together with you and learning from each other.

Bev Hosking and Kris Plowman will co-ordinate these conversation hubs.

To be involved – you will need to sign up the conversation by registering at // on or before 29 August, 2015

For enquiry in registration: Please email: Jori Pitkanen