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Our Vision 

A compassionate world where each person's story is heard and humanity honoured.

Our Mission

We bring your stories to life, expanding understanding, deepening connections, and unleashing the power of imagination. The experience transforms.

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Testimonials

Jolene Andrew, Indigenous Community Developer, Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

"Playback Theatre came to our Circle of Nations Culture Sharing Night. Participants gave wonderful feedback: “I could really feel what was going on” and “I really identified with the story.”

 As a trauma therapist and community facilitator, I am always looking for trauma informed practices that can support people to understand the regulating and smart ways our body can heal itself. Playback Theatre is an amazing way to learn body, mind, heart connection."

 

Silva Abkarian, Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Syrian Refugee Settlement Worker

 "Vancouver Playback Theatre gave a performance for the Syrian/Middle Eastern Community. Feedback from the participants included: “I have never seen a play where my story was involved”, “I felt that I was back on the boat”, “Listening to our stories gave me a new perspective on life”.

As a settlement worker facilitating programs for newcomers and providing ways of expressing their feelings, I believe that the creative act and its restorative possibilities belong to all of us. Playback Theatre transformed the spoken word into pictures and helped the story tellers as well as the audience go one step forward in their healing process."

 

Zelik Segal, audience member

 "I was captivated for the full 90 minutes of Vancouver Playback Theatre’s performance, “Hearts Open, Hearts Broken”. Personal stories were played back fully, honestly and with caring by the performers. I was swept away by the delivery of real life, the full spectrum of emotional expression, and the healing element that story offers."