Playback Residential Training in Asia (Summer 2015)

Date :2015 / 7 / 19 – 8 / 8
Location :Phillipines

The first Playback School Asia took place in Singapore in 2012, with 5 residential courses over 12 days, and over 65 students coming from 9 countries.

The Centre for Playback Theatre is returning with its second comprehensive residential training program in the summer of 2015 – to continue its support for the rapidly growing playback community in Asia.

This time we host our program in the Philippines to develop and empower Playback activities there to alleviate suffering & support the building of healthy and vibrant communities following the devastation by Typhoon Haiyan and other environmental challenges.

We invite playbackers from across the Austral-Asian region to join this rich experience and exchange – to meet, play, learn with and from each other, and to continue nurturing bonds of connection over space and time.

We will be teaching in English, and we will negotiate appropriate language support for students who need translation.

Each course is taught by TWO trainers of long experience. 

For Beginners:

CORE TRAINING at venue to be confirmed           

with Michael Cheng & Andrew Gray

Sun 19 – Thu 23 July  (5 days non-residential)              US$325

CORE TRAINING  at Tagaytay                    

with Veronica Needa & Josephine Lin

Mon 20 – Thu 23 July  (4 days, 5 nights)                         US$420

For experienced practitioners:


with Veronica Needa & Kayo Munakata

Sat 25 – Fri 31 July  (7 days, 8 nights)                              US$715

For those who have already completed Core Training or who have more than 6 months active experience in a Playback Theatre group:


with Renee Chua & Jerry Chen

Sat 25 – Mon 27 July  (3 days, 4 nights)                           US$325


with Anne Chua  & Ernie Gruner

Wed 29 – Fri 31 July  (3 days, 4 nights)                             US$325

PT Responds:


with Eddie Yu & Kao Yu Chen

Sun 2 – Tue 4 August  (3 days, 4 nights)                          US$325


with Michele Chung & Michael Cheng

Sun 2 – Tue 4 August  (3 days, 4 nights)                          US$325


with Veronica Needa & Hsin-Chih Chang

Thu 6 – Sat 8 August  (3 days, 4 nights)                           US$325

PT Responds:


with Jester Lee & Mercy Liu

Thu 6 – Sat 8 August  (3 days, 4 nights)                           US$325

  • Students who come to more than one training course receive a 10% discount on fees.
  • Students from developing countries with lower average income are welcome to apply for scholarships. CPT Company Partners are eligible to a 10% discount on all courses.
  • The residential training program takes place at the Centre for Community Transformation – Tagaytay Retreat & Training Center, Kaykulot Road, Barangay Sungay East, Tagaytay, Cavite Philippines.
  • Information on the venue for the non-residential training course in central Manila will be confirmed as soon as possible.
  • Classes run from 9am – 6pm with some evening sessions, and breaks for meals, rest & recreation.

Please email to as soon as possible for enquiries and request of application forms.

We prefer payment online by paypal, credit card, or bank to bank. However we will accept payment in cash US$ by arrangement with the student.

As there is a substantial difference in economic wealth across Australasia, CPT will make every effort to support scholarship applications from students who come from countries with lower average income.

For the residential courses at Tagaytay

  • Students should make arrangements to arrive the day before the course begins, and leave the day after the course ends.
  • Fees include accommodation in 4-Bed shared rooms on the night before and the night after course ends.
  • Fees also include all meals from Breakfast on first day to dinner on last day.
  • CPT will recommend transport options from the airport to Tagaytay, and can arrange for a dedicated bus to bring our students from airport to venue.
  • Fees for residential courses are for 4-person Shared Rooms. If you wish to upgrade to a 2-person Shared Room there is an additional US$15/per day charge.

Enquiries to

We look forward to hearing from you soon!