Utilizing Playback Theatre to Enhance Awareness of the Body, Mind and Spirit (1 credit)


Contributed by Marlo Del Toro

Looking for an extra credit? Want to learn about Playback Theatre?

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is offering one-weekend, one-credit class this Fall entitled Utilizing Playback Theatre to Enhance Awareness of the Body, Mind and Spirit. This course is particularly useful for students studying drama, health sciences, and education.

Friday, November 2: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Saturday, November 3: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 4: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


This experiential, one-credit weekend seminar will introduce students to Playback Theatre. Students will awaken senses, emotions, and body awareness, practice listening, and learn the fundamentals of Playback Theatre. Playback Theatre is created through a unique collaboration between performers and audience. It involves someone telling a story or about a moment from their life. They then choose actors to play the different roles and then watch as their story is immediately recreated and given artistic shape and coherence.playbacknet.org



Jari Aho, Masters in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Literature, Lecturer

JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland


Enroll now on HomerConnect: RLS 16000; CRN #22887


Sponsored by School of HS&HP & Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

For more information contact:
Dr. Janice Elich Monroe
(607) 274-3172




Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marlo Del Toro at mdeltoro@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3335. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.