THTRE 670: PLAYBACK THEATRE (3 credits)
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Fall Semester 2017
Reference # 17981
Meets Saturday and Sunday, October 7 & 8; 14 & 15 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Meets Monday, October 9 from 1:30-4:20 p.m.
Meets Tues, Thurs., Fri October 10-13, 6:30 p.m. – 09:30 p.m.
Playback Theatre is an improvisational theater form in which actors listen to stories told by audience members and improvisationally act the story out. Playback Theatre was created by Jonathan Fox in 1975. Playback is often used as a technique by drama therapists in performance and in therapy sessions. This course focuses on the work of the Conductor in Playback theatre.
*Pre-Requisite: There is no pre-requisite for this course.
On Site meetings held at West Stadium Room 117
Instructor: Randy Mulder, MA, RDT/BCT
BIO: Randy Mulder is a co-founder and current Artistic Director of Village Playback Theatre in New York City. VPT specializes in marginalized communities whose voices and identities are often not represented. Mulder feels the act of performing, sharing, and listening can be a therapeutic experience for people in difficult circumstances. The goal of the performances is not to “wow” the crowd; Mulder teaches the importance of listening and feels the most successful performances are those where audience members are “focused on every single word that is being said.”
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