John Johnson: Playback Theatre – The Art of Storytelling Masterclass

Closing date: Mon 15 Aug 2022: 12pm

Join American Artist John Johnson in a two hour Playback Theatre masterclass this August in Edinburgh and Dundee. This is a free professional development opportunity for Scottish Artists offered by Glass Performance and supported Creative Scotland.  

Playback Theatre is interactive, improvisational theatre, that retells audience members shared stories through movement, dance and acting. This is an art form that gives the microphone to the people and honours the “storyteller”. Playback Theater can be used in a variety of settings, such as exploring conflict resolution, team building, and adapting to organisational change. Storytelling is a sure way to evoke empathy and build bridges across differences. 

They will tell stories with our entire body so ask that you wear comfortable clothing you can move around in. Come with an open mind and heart. We will be exploring our own personal stories. All of the content/stories will come from community. Community member will also retell and Playback shared stories. 

Workshop 1 – Fri 12 August 2022, 3.30pm – 5.30pm Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. 
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Workshop 2 – Mon 15 August 2022, 2pm – 4pm  Dundee Rep Theatre 
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John A Johnson is a Poet/Playwright and native Washingtonian. He is the founder and creator of Verbal Gymnastics, an interactive theater company where storytelling meets community. Mr. Johnson holds a BA in Theater Arts from The University of the District of Columbia. He has worked as a drama therapist in partnership with the District’s Youth Services Center. Mr. Johnson is a published author, who has written and produced six plays that reflect and celebrate the culture of his native city Washington DC. He is a three-time Artist Fellow of the DC Arts Commission.

Closing date: Mon 15 Aug 2022: 12pm