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October 25, 2016

Announcing our upcoming season…


PTN retreat


Now Performing Quarterly in Renton at Luther’s Table. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.:

Luther’s Table
419 S 2nd St, Suite 1
Renton, WA 98057

*Saturday, December 17, 2016  “Holiday Stories
*Saturday, September 17, 2016 “Stories of Our Lives

(Previous 2016 Performances at George Center for Community in Seattle)

June 4, 2016    Wedding Stories 

Tonight we’ll explore our travels through relationships. Let’s hear your stories of love, weddings, ceremonies, parties, non-traditional love, and life-long commitments. Who or what are you married to?

May 7, 2016    Dream On!

We all dream. How have your dreams affected you? Do you have any hopes or dreams for the future? Maybe a past dream came true for you. How did that dream become reality? Tonight we want to hear your stories of dreaming.

April 2: “Stretching Yourself”

It’s easy to stay comfortable in our routines, but sometimes we have to step outside our comfort zones. Tell us about those times when you stretched yourself beyond your norm.

March 5: “Body Talk” 

What is your relationship to your body? Maybe you’re a fitness nut; maybe you battled a serious illness; maybe you trained your body to do something you never thought it could do. We want to hear your stories of adventures with your body.

February 6: “The Music of Our Lives”

Music can be deeply moving, fun, even life-changing. Have you ever heard a song that brought back a certain memory? What is the soundtrack of your life?

January 2:“Patterns”

Have you ever noticed things repeating in your life? Patterns can be good or bad, and sometimes they can teach us something. Tell us about the patterns in your life.



2015 (A few performances)

October 3, 2015: “What on Earth!”

We all live on this planet, and we’ve all experienced its wonders and oddities. What are your stories about the earth? What adventures have you had in the mountains, the desert, the forest, or the sea?

November 7: “Sentence for the Day”

Something a little different: Write a sentence from your day on an index card. We’ll draw your cards out of a hat and perform whatever comes out!

December 5: “Friendships”

Friends can be the most important people in our lives. Whether it’s your best friend from kindergarten or a relationship just beginning, we want to hear about the friends in your life.

October 25, 2016

Companis Seattle and Hilltop House

DRAMA-INFORMED CARE: Playback Theatre Performs at North American Drama Therapy Conference Sat 10/29 at 7:00 PM.

The audience will be invited to tell stories of how they use creativity and playfulness for self-care. Attendees will also have the opportunity to watch#PlaybackNW perform at the North American Drama Therapy Conference at SeaTac Hilton on Saturday, October 29th at 7:00 PM.

PTN Troupe members performing include: Harold Costa, Don Crites, Kenyon Curtiss, Robin Dawn, Dora Lanier, Claudia Moran and Maggie Yowell.


The field of drama therapy thrives on dramatic play and creativity: ritual, improvisation, theater games, role, masks, puppets, embodied and projective play are all core elements of our work. Dramatic play enhances therapeutic alliances…

Companis Seattle



Feedback from PTN troupe member:

April 15, 2013

“Playback Theater is your LIFE on stage”

“It was healing to my soul to see my stories on the stage.

I had to laugh, and it felt like it was ok to LAUGH. Playback Theatre is better than going to a movie. Playback Theatre is better than going to a play. Playback Theatre is Interaction, it is real time, with no written script.

Point Blank, PBT is your LIFE on stage. 4 or 5 actors/actress playing your life before so you can Learn & Laugh!”

Audience member’s comment after last show

November 18, 2012

Street Yoga stories


“Your performances added a whole new element to the event.

They were touching and wonderful. Thank you.”

-Stephanie Toby (Director of Operations, Street Yoga Seattle)

Playback Theater Northwest performed for a fundraiser for Street Yoga, an organization which works with homeless and incarcerated youth. They give them skills to heal trauma, deal with stress, addiction, and health issues. We heard many touching stories of healing, transformation, empowerment, to the youth as well as for the volunteers. I have often wondered in the prison work that I do, if the inmate would be in prison today if there had been someone in their youth who could see them and had been there for them. Society pays one way or another. Anyway, thank you Street Yoga for the wonderful work that you do. If there are any yogis out there wanting to make a difference with youth, there is a need for volunteers and financial contributions. Click here to support them! – PTN member, Janice Eng

August 08, 2012

Welcome to our 2 new apprentices in training!

We’re happy to welcome Rachel and Robin to Playback Theater Northwest as brand new apprentices in training! Watch our blog to read about their stories, passions and hearts.

Here we are celebrating a double birthday of an old-timer (Harold) and a new-timer (Robin)!


July 16, 2012

Train with Us: Join us at two affordable Workshops!

Here’s your chance to learn basic improv skills and to get your feet wet with playback theatre.

Join us at these fun and affordable workshops:

July 24 (7-9pm) Honest Improv: Intro to Improv with Honesty, Humor and Heart  $40

July 31 (7-9pm) Introduction to Playback Theatre $40

Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you would like to sign up. Book both workshops for 10% off the price.

We look forward to playing with you!

June 27, 2012

Want to play with us? Upcoming audition on July 10th

Have you been waiting for an opportunity to play with us? Here’s your chance!

We will be holding an open audition on July 10th. Please fill in the form on our Audition page, and we will contact you with more information.

If you have not yet seen us perform, we encourage you to come to our public show  at 7pm this Friday (06/29) at the Green Bean Coffeehouse in Greenwood.


April 23, 2012

Welcome to our new website!

We are very excited to launch our new Playback Theater Northwest website. Thank you to Benjamin Katz for the awesome design. […]


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