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Viva Vox DBA Playback Workshop Theatre is PWT's ficol sponsor. PWT is in the process of attaining 501c3 status.
Playback Workshop Theatre's mission is to provide communities with integrity and excellence in the creation of producing of new one-act plays followed by interactive playback theatre performances and workshops that educate, alarm, alert and catapult audiences to practical action through arts based milieu.
PWT tailer makes workshops and performances to precisely fit the needs of institutions creating performances and education guides to enforce social change, action and application.
"It is one thing to say that you advocate for the voices of marginalized communities and a completely different thing to do it. There is no beautiful display posted up on web sites with quoted youth and pretty pictures that can trump the authentic relationships that impact lives. For those relationships happen in spite of our "goodness" and well intentioned academic plans. We must not forget who we are and why we serve ourselves and others with art."- Jacqueline Masei
PWT functions with this essential authentic belief with uncompromising integrity.
Playback Theatre is a form of theatre where audience members tell true stories from their lives and the core of actors and musicians "play back"the teller's story using improvisation, movement, theatre and music. The ultimate goal of playback theatre is to honor the teller of the story.
PWT's origianl One-act plays include:
Beautiful Resistance- Written by Magan Wiles-Based off of a true story about a young college graduate who travels to palestine, experiences war and conflict first hand and developes a friendship that changes her life forever.
HOMEGROWN, St. Louis' Organic Racism, Loni's Story-Writen by Jacqueline Masei- Based off of the authors true story moving to the midwest with her partner and experiencing culture shock and racism specific to the St. Louis region; which ultimately effects the relationship and ends a 71/2 year "marriage" between the two women of different racial backrounds.
Homegrown will be performed at the Warren Brown school of social work at Washington University April 22nd. In June an original DVD and education guide adhearing to MAP and national standards will be for purchase for educators of High school and college aged learners.
JTFCast is an all male all African American Cast of Playback Workshop Theatre specializing in character education and feminism from a male driven perspective.
and much more.....
- Jacqueline Masei
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