Embodying Story: Part Two

Sometime in my thirties I became part of a very active Playback Theatre troupe. Playback is an improvisational form in which individuals from the audience tell personal stories and the actors on stage seek to faithfully play the story back to the teller. Doing Playback well is a remarkably challenging practice, one filled with opportunities … Continue reading Embodying Story: Part Two

IPTN: Our Workshop

Our workshop provided an opportunity for directors, and individual performers, to think with us about disability, inclusion, and aesthetics. The time allotted to the workshop passed much too quickly as we engaged in a deep conversation about these difficult topics. One  of the most challenging aspects of any conversation about theater and disability is making … Continue reading IPTN: Our Workshop

IPTN: Conundrums and Burning Issues

Montreal was hazy, a thin layer of smoke hung over the city. Tens of thousands of aces of forest were ablaze in northern  Canada, and the smoke from those fires rode the westerlies to Montreal. Some days were worse than others, resulting in hacking coughs and burning eyes. At the conference, this haze was a … Continue reading IPTN: Conundrums and Burning Issues