Read an article about us at the previous 2015 Annual Conference of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
All the World’s a Stage: Armand Volkas and the Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble at CAMFT’s 2015 Annual Conference. The Therapist. January/February 2015
by Mariam Babayan, JD
The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble is a troupe of improvisational actors and musicians who “play back” personal stories shared by audience members in ways that both honor and illuminate the original experience. The ensemble produces performances, workshops and events for personal, professional and organizational growth.
Created in 1986 under the direction of psychotherapist and drama therapist Armand Volkas, The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble, in collaboration with The Healing the Wounds of History Project, has received international acclaim for its work in bringing groups in conflict together such as Germans and Jews; Palestinians and Israelis; Japanese, Chinese and Koreans on their legacy of WWII and Armenians and Turks.