Maryland Playback Ensemble

Spring 2009


January 23
Kline Theatre


Playback is a form of improvisational theatre, created through a unique collaboration between performers and audience. Someone tells a story or moment from life, chooses actors to play the different roles, then watches as the story is recreated and given artistic shape. It aims to create a ritual space where every voice and any story - however ordinary, extraordinary, hidden or difficult - might be heard and told. A story may be funny, thoughtful, or sad. It may be ordinary, extraordinary, hidden or difficult.