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November 5th at La Pena Cultural Center
November 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$20
Personal Stories Honoring The Immigrant Experience
Saturday, November 5th 8pm
LA PENA CULTURAL CENTER
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
The evening performance is dedicated to honoring the experience of immigrants, and celebrating our commonality as a nation of immigrants, whether we arrived by choice or by force.
Audience members from diverse cultures are invited to share personal stories connected to their legacies. The actors and musicians will transform these stories into improvised theatre pieces to illuminate our individual and collective heritage.
Online sales cut off at 4pm on the day of the event. Additional tickets will be sold at the door starting at 7:15pm.
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.
At the heart of its work is a profound respect for the power of personal story to build bridges between people and cultures. The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble is a member of the International Playback Theatre Network and performs for corporations, schools, hospitals, community celebrations, conferences and for the general public.