101 reasons to see a Melbourne Playback performance

It’s ambitious, but with your help we think we can come up with 101 reasons to see a Melbourne Playback performance. Be creative, think laterally and preface your comment with the next number in the sequence.

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55 thoughts on “101 reasons to see a Melbourne Playback performance

  1. Anonymous says:

    1. every show is completely unique, never to be repeated.

  2. Anonymous says:

    2. you get to hear true stories from strangers.

  3. Anonymous says:

    3 – when you speak, people will actually listen to you!

  4. Anonymous says:

    4: It will make you laugh

  5. Danny says:

    5. It is is likely you will feel more connected to other human beings when you leave a performance because the events in other people's lives and their feelings and reactions are likely to strike chords with you, often in ways you don't expect.

  6. Tom says:

    6. You may see another perspective on a situation that is similar one you have been in: the murky motives and reactions of others are suddenly elucidated.

  7. Anonymous says:

    7. Playback allows you to see things from other people's shoes – from the perspective of those with a different gender, sense of humour, sexuality, culture, status as employee/employer etc, you may even suddenly understand why some people like "Sex in the City".
    This will make you a wiser person and increase your social skills!

  8. Anonymous says:

    8. If you go with friend, workmates or loved ones (or someone you fancy) then you will have great food for conversation from watching a show together. As Playback often open up both funny and profound topics, you will probably get to know them better.

  9. Anonymous says:

    9. The music is bloody fantastic.

  10. Anonymous says:

    10. It is inspiring and exciting seeing people create performance so tightly as a team.

  11. Anonymous says:

    If you see an MPTC at a conference it will probably be one of the most interactive, entertaining, fun and sharing things to happen at that conference. People who are not confident speakers or "important" people will get to have a say.

  12. Anonymous says:

    12. You might be moved to tears

  13. Anonymous says:

    13. Something you see might inspire a fond memory

  14. Gen says:

    14: Someone's story could give you an idea for your next film script

  15. Gen says:

    15- a night out at a Melbourne Playback Theatre show is a great birthday present

  16. Anonymous says:

    16. you can bring the whole family… kids, grandparents, mum, dad and even teenagers love it!

  17. Barbara Hill says:

    17: improvised lighting is very impressive

  18. Anonymous says:

    18. It beats watching reality television.

  19. Al says:

    19. participation is completely optional.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Great entertainment

  21. Anonymous says:

    21. you may find out something special about a loved one

  22. Mike says:

    22. unscripted theatre is exciting to watch

  23. drama teacher says:

    23: teachers: your drama students will be inspired to try non-naturalism, improvisation and ensemble performance for themselves

  24. Anonymous says:

    24. It will surprise you.

  25. Anonymous says:

    25. you might surprise yourself.

  26. 26. You haven't seen playback theatre for years and you're interested to see if it is still how you remember it.

  27. 27. You've never seen playback theatre before and you have no idea what to expect.

  28. 28. You have an addiction to playback theatre and the only cure is coming every time we perform and bringing 10 of your friends!

  29. Anonymous says:

    I thought no way would I get up and tell a story in front of all those people but somehow I just answered a question and ended up telling a story – it was just brilliant to see your own life in a way you can't explain. I recommend it!

  30. Anonymous says:

    30. you get to see aspects of yourself in action. seeing yourself as a person in a story helps bring new insight into your own experience.

  31. Glynis says:

    31. You get to see yourself as taller, or younger, or funnier or with a groovier haircut – depending on the actor you choose to play you!

  32. playback fan says:

    32. Glynis Angell

  33. playback fan says:

    33. Clare Bartholomew

  34. playback fan says:

    34. Vanessa Chapple

  35. playback fan says:

    35. Ian David

  36. playback fan says:

    36. Alan Davies

  37. playback fan says:

    37. Daniel Diesendorf

  38. playback fan says:

    38. Andrew Gray

  39. playback fan says:

    39. Ernie Gruner

  40. playback fan says:

    40. Petra Kalive

  41. playback fan says:

    41. Mike McEvoy

  42. playback fan says:

    42. Nikki Rydon

  43. playback fan says:

    43. Alex Sangster

  44. playback fan says:

    44. Tamara Saulwick

  45. playback fan says:

    45. Nancy Sposato

  46. playback fan says:

    46. Tim Stitz

  47. Anonymous says:

    47. It helps you tap into what is happening in the broader community – what is important to people etc.

  48. Anonymous says:

    48: spontaneity + storytelling = magic

  49. Anonymous says:

    49. I find that your shows are a great time for reflection.

  50. Anonymous says:

    you might be inspired

  51. Anonymous says:

    51. It's amazing value. It can challenge your thinking and heal your soul and it costs far less than therapy!

  52. if you cannot afford to have a therapist, playback is an affordable option and it is more fun

  53. why do i like playback theatre so much? i keep asking myself. and why do i have to New York to be trained?

  54. Refcounter says:

    Your work shows great consumer products and amazingly creative. You ideas are your strength. Great ideas great execution. Band of Creatives you rock.

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