Many organisations such as Melbourne Business School and National Australia Bank use our performances as part of their senior executive training programs. Others such as GHD draw on our work to complement their graduate programs.
“Insightful, moving and incredibly powerful, Playback Theatre sessions have a remarkable impact upon our participants.”
KYLIE GILMAN, Manager, Open Enrolment Programs, Executive Education, Melbourne Business School
We have also been used to support organisations in the following ways:
By creating a fun and entertaining experience, Melbourne Playback performances affirm the sense of team and community within your organisation. We open up empathy and active listening. Improvisation skills displayed by our professional performing ensemble are an inspiring example of teamwork at its best.
Melbourne Playback performances are a positive way for staff to reflect on their thoughts and feelings through periods of change. It is often difficult for those within an organisational culture to see the culture for what it is. Our actors create a mirror for the group which is non-threatening and engaging. Individual stories have wider resonance for the audience and group members are often surprised and delighted that they are not alone in their experiences and perceptions. This can be an important step towards the forging of a shared vision.
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Melbourne Playback performances are a refreshing addition to the mid-point of a training program. When participants are overflowing with new information and paradigms, a Melbourne Playback performance provides the space to reflect on what has emerged and re-engage with key ideas.
Melbourne Playback performances are a dynamic way to bring staff and stakeholders together to celebrate the story of your organisation and have a hearty laugh together.
By bringing participants together and opening a reflective dialogue on key themes and events, a Melbourne Playback performance encourages your people to see things from each other’s perspective and helps the group articulate a shared vision of what lies ahead.
Melbourne Playback’s performers are highly skilled at listening for the unspoken and reflecting the thoughts and feelings behind what is said. We employ the creative use of metaphor, genre, body language and music to illuminate underlying themes. Our performances are a model of emotional intelligence that encourage participants to express themselves, listen differently and empathise with each other.
“Melbourne Playback’s performance helped participants to see their issues from a different perspective and encouraged further reflection; helping the group to see commonalities. The performances reflected and captured the emotion of the issues exceptionally well and the facilitator’s questioning was excellent – relaxed and non-intrusive.”
SARA FIELDEN, National L&D Manager, Coaching, Ernst & Young Australia
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