31st January 2009
Naomi in an attempt to have All The Skills went to learn about Playback Theatre today. Basically it involves an audience sharing stories with the actors then having them played back to them in one of many different stylised ways.
The emphasis is on listening and it’s a really unselfish process for actors to engage in. I’d like to use it with boisterous, star struck, fame academy style groups to get them working on listening skills, sharing and co-operation.
As an artist I think it is very important to constantly learn new skills which you can incorporate into your own practice.
Never stop learning, never forget what it is like to participate and be led.
Naomi plans to use some of the group machine ideas in future choral speaking sessions with 3rd Stage.