"Chattanooga Playback Theatre Basic Training" is a hands-on workshop that will introduce participants to Playback Theatre, an Applied Theatre Method that started in 1975 and is now in over 50 Countries. Playback Theatre is "improvisation with a purpose."
This introductory training is perfect for anyone who is interested in using theatrical skills to connect with the community. This training is open to both the trained theatre artist and the novice.
*Space is limited to 20 participants.
Applied Theatre offers organizations and individuals with training, experience and passion for theatre to expand their theatrical practices in the service of people (groups and individuals) in their communities, often marginalized groups.
Playback Theatre is interactive and spontaneous. It bases its material on the stories of the community. In theatres, workshops, and a wide range of educational and organizational settings, Playback Theatre draws people together and allows fresh perspectives (from www.playbacktheatre.org).
*Special circumstances- Contact Tenika Dye at email@example.com or 423-305-6208 for the following:
If you would like to pay in person or via check in the mail.
If you can not attend the entire training.
If the fees are a financial hardship there are some discount/scholarship options.
If you have special dietary needs.
If you have lodging or travel questions.
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We don’t just tell stories – we are stories!
About the Facilitator:
Dale Savidge, Ph.D., ATC Executive Director, Chair of the Department of Theatre at North Greenville University
A Greenville, SC-based theatre director, educator and entrepreneur, Dale holds a PhD in English and Theatre from the University of South Carolina. He is coauthor of the book Performing the Sacred and executive director of the non-profit networking organization Christians in Theatre Arts (CITA).
Dale has created productions, programs and companies. He travels widely and frequently, leading and attending conferences and workshops around the world. He taught a course on theatre in Singapore and led a networking conference in NYC (2010). In July 2011 and August 2013 he led a conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he taught applied theatre techniques.
Dr. Dale Savidge leads the Playback Cafe at Triune Mercy Center, a church for the homeless in Greenville, SC. He also programs theatre for the Phoenix Center drug rehab home for teenage boys, and he is continuing his theatre work with people on the autism spectrum.
When & Where
The Salvation Army's ReCreate Cafe
The Salvation Army 614 Corps and the ReCreate Café's primary purpose is “to be a safe haven for the homeless during the day when shelters are closed, meeting physical, social, and spiritual needs without discrimination.”
The Arts Program of ReCreate Café is dedicated to providing creative opportunities for the homeless community as well as area artists. This unifying idea is a hands-on way of bringing people together from all segments of the community, regardless of their housing situation.