Boulder JCC: Playback Theater - American Stories
Who gets to be an American? Whose stories get told (how and by whom)? What are the power, the limits, and the responsibilities of free speech? Just who ARE “We,
Who gets to be an American?
Whose stories get told (how and by whom)?
What are the power, the limits, and the responsibilities of free speech?
Just who ARE “We, the people”?
Whatever your relationship to this nation and its stories of itself, bring your American Stories and see them transformed into thoughtful, thought-provoking art on stage and in the moment. Or, just come to listen, watch, and connect.
Since 2019, the talented performers of the CU Playback Ensemble have helped audiences across Colorado share their stories and boost a sense of commonality and shared belonging. At a Playback performance, audience members voluntarily share stories from their lives, which trained actors and musicians re-enact, on the spot, through improvised forms of music, sound, and movement. The result is an evening of art, insight, connection, and community.
Playback Theatre has been practiced around the world for nearly 50 years, frequently in conflict zones, due to its proven capacity to bring audiences together. Through the communal sharing of stories – enlivened by the empathy-building power of live theatre – the truth and complexity of our individual lives are unearthed, shared, and honored. Real life is transformed into art – with the capacity to transform real life.
Please join us for a pre-program social with light fare and refreshments from 6:30 to 7 pm
Wednesday, February 15 | 6:30 – 9 pm | $25