Engaging people and welcoming every voice
Playback Theatre South West are a small charity who actively involve a wide variety of people and creatively engage with their experiences using skilled drama methods – with therapeutic and socially cohesive outcomes.
“What a sympathetic and quite brilliant therapeutic session… moving, caring and kind…
Clever insight, but empathetic presentation for all.”
A New Way of Listening and Understanding
Our approach promotes social inclusion, equality and diversity in all our projects where every voice is actively invited and welcomed. We are enabling a new way of listening and understanding.
Through careful invitation and contextual framing, trust is built so that people are drawn into shared narratives about their own experience – creating a vibrant, attentive atmosphere for listening and understanding of self and others.
Individual accounts of moments in their lives are adapted creatively into poignant, kind, humourous and emotionally insightful improvisations by the practitioners – creating moving, empathetic resonance for all present.
“Martin and I are heartened by the impact of Playback Theatre on the carers. It reframes issues and situations, enables change, develops and strengthens relationships, is cathartic and fun.”
Claudia Benzies Co-manager for Cool Recovery Devon