Saying Goodbye

Joke Rood has decided to step down from her role as board member of the Internaonal Playback Theatre Network.

Joke joined the IPTN Board in 2011 in Frankfurt. For the first two years, Joke served as Liaison for the Centre for Playback Theatre. During our Board Meeng in Bangalore, we reorganised our roles and Joke agreed to serve together with Karin Gisler as Membership Coordinator, being in con- tact with our regional representaves.

We will miss Joke. She brought a strong energy, always wanng to move things forward. Within the IPTN Board we are working across cultures, across languages and across large distances and me zones. Many process- es take much longer than we hoped they would. For Joke this was too slow for her vibrant energy. However, we are sll in good contact with Joke. We appreciate her work for the internaonal Playback Theatre community a lot. We are grateful that she has organised the European Playback Theatre Gathering 2014 in Amsterdam this November.

We want to say thank Karin Gisler (left in photo) for agreeing to move forward as Membership Coordinator without her good friend Joke.