Public Performances – Nov 26, 27 & 28, 2010

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Thanks to those who joined us at La Mama’s Carlton Courthouse for our performances and workshops this weekend. There was lots of laughter and a fantastic array of stories. If you were in the audience, please feel free to leave your comments or ask your questions here.

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33 thoughts on “Public Performances – Nov 26, 27 & 28, 2010

  1. Anonymous says:

    Mood great. Happy show.

  2. Sarah says:

    Funny, intelligent, hilarious, excellent!!! Would love to see more of you guys!!

  3. Bobbi says:

    First time at a drama performance – brilliant! Thanks!

  4. Elmira says:

    Really, really enjoyed the show. Did not know what to expect and thoroughly enjoyed the individual stories.

  5. Kathy says:

    Even though each story belonged to someone else, I can relate to and understand each one. Musicians amazing!

  6. Julie says:

    Great ensemble work. Music fab as always! Excellent conducting!!

  7. D says:

    I liked the inventiveness across all mediums, lighting, dancing, acting, music..

  8. Kyoko says:

    I'm very impressed with how quick and sharp all the actors and musicians are. Great lighting!

  9. Paul says:

    It was funny, honest, positive and tastefully handled. The performers were very quick in preparation and the whole team worked really well together (lights + music + host)

  10. Anonymous says:

    Insightful – great way to hear/see others stories performed and transformed to stage.

  11. Eleanor says:

    I liked the development and care taken with peoples thoughts and experiences.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Curiosity…delight…discovery…empathy…sympathy…joy!

  13. Vaughn says:

    Fantastic, fun, great to see 'me' interpreted.

  14. Anonymous says:

    It was real and I like that. It was very good. Thanks.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I loved it. Made me laugh, it was emotional, the stories were things I have been through myself.

  16. Katrina says:

    Excellent. Loved the humour and creativity.

  17. Jacqueline says:

    Love it, authentic experience.

  18. Bridie says:

    I loved the energy, cheekiness and kindness. It's beautiful to take the time to realize that every person and every life has it's stories if we take the time to view them openly and creatively.

  19. Anonymous says:

    OUTSTANDING! Really absorbing and uplifting – thank you!

  20. Anonymous says:

    Hilarious! Very clever, skilled people.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Fabulous, very funny.

  22. Anonymous says:

    I like seeing Playback Theatre at workplace functions or conferences more than I do with a general audience. I think the stories given tonight were brave.

  23. Lucy and Joey says:

    Present. It was a gift and you were all present. Thank you.

  24. Caitlin says:

    I can not thank you enough for helping me to move on and move forward, and to close one of the big chapters in my life as I pause before I take the next steps in my life.
    Your performance was amazing, poignant, empathetic and just beautiful. Thank you.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Facilitator was good. Actors were awesome!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Impressed! You guys have nerves of steel! VERY creative! Loved it!

  27. Anonymous says:

    Liked the way it kept pace (despite the odds), was unpredictable, and 'everything' that came up was 'owned'.

  28. Alf says:

    The surprise is the big payback. They are SO good!

  29. Anonymous says:

    I'm literally speechless, but so full of my own stories to tell!

  30. Marisa says:

    Exciting, nerve-wracking, brilliant.
    I loved how the 'singback' brought such a musical element to my story. Amazing group of performers, function as such a polished tight-knit unit.
    Can't wait to see another playback show!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Thoroughly enjoyable, well presented. Talented musicians, clever actors and great lighting – very cohesive performance. Terrific MC.

  32. Christina says:

    Really enjoyable. Glad that there were people willing to offer their stories as I was able to enjoy it. Next time, now that I've seen how it works, I will think of a good story to bring!

  33. Rachael Dyson-McGregor says:

    We had a brilliant group of actors at our workshop over the weekend. Ian David led an investigation into using writing techniques to generate story. For me it was fantastic to see how accessing the sub-conscious through writing brings out essential stories that somehow get ignored when we use our usual means of recall.

    Luckily we had a theatre to use on the first day of the workshop and our actors were working under lights by the end of the day. By the end of day two, these amazing people, some who had never tried Playback before, were performing full stories. It was incredible how much ground we covered in two intensive days.

    Thank you to all who participated, and for all the laughter along the way.

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