Volunteers Recruitment for Montreal Conference

Volunteer – there is still a chance to help out!

Meet other playbackers from all over the world, gain experience in an area of conference planning, and have the satisfaction of knowing you contributed to your internationa playback community.

Help us with:

  • Registration (Pre-conference)
  • Translation

    • Marketing or
    • Web or
    • Join the Venue Committee

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More details about the conference:

Montreal Conference Steering Committee

Peter Abrams— a founding member of Vancouver Playback Theatre, 14 years strong! He brings story and metaphor into many work situations to strengthen relationships and expand creative problem-solving. He lives in Vancouver with his partner and 10 year old step-son, tolerating the long stretches of rain to enjoy the re-emergence of the sun.

Jari Aho—a Finnish Playbacker and has been involved for nearly twenty years with Playback Theatre as actor, conductor, trainer and national and international organizer. He is a graduate of the School of Playback Theatre and has served as IPTN Board member from 2007 to 2013. He has organized several national and international Playback Theatre and professional conferences and created the guidebook for Playback Theatre international conferences. He is the founder and first president of the Finnish Playback Theatre Network.

Elisabeth Couture—Member of Montreal-based Promito Playback, Elisabeth Couture is a graduate of the Center for Playback Theatre. She teaches in the Theatre and Development program at Concordia University. She is an ongoing learner in Playback Theatre at the Center and in psychodrama at the Centre International de Psychothérapie Expressive with René Marineau.

Gail Marlene Schwartz—has been performing Playback for five years, with Montreal Playback and more recently with Promito Playback. She splits her time between writing (journalism, creative nonfiction and playwriting) and performing. She lives in Montreal with her wife, Lucie, and their three year old son, Alexi.

Christopher von Baeyer—Artistic Director of Toronto Playback Theatre and former president of the board of the Centre for Playback Theatre. He is currently living in Berlin, Germany with his wife and teenage son where he is exploring his heritage and really trying to learn the language.