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December 2015

Immigrant Stories

December 5, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$25

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.

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Playback theater performs “Operation Babylift: Perspectives and Legacies” in the Presidio

December 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129 + Google Map
Free

Experience events that capture the vitality of the Presidio … past and present.

Living Arts Playback Theatre transforms personal stories told by audience members into improvised theatre pieces on the spot using movement, ritual, music, and spoken improvisation. In this performance, they invite you to share feelings, images and personal stories inspired by the current exhibition Operation Babylift: Perspectives and Legacies. Come share a story or simply watch one unfold.

The exhibition is open until 7 pm on this evening.

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February 2016

An Evening of Love Stories

February 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
David Brower Center, Goldman Theater, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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$18 - $25

Playback Theatre: An Evening of Love Stories
The audience is invited to share their personal stories of love in all its colors, textures, and complexity a first love, a best friend, a beloved pet, a long lasting love, a cherished grandparent.

The actors and musicians will instantly transform these stories into improvised theatre pieces and provide a public forum for our emotions, reflections and responses.

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March 2016

An Evening of Playback Theatre at MCCLA in SF

March 12, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, 94110 United States
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$20

Playback Theatre is an improvisational form whereby audience members tell their personal stories and watch them transformed into theatre pieces. The company of specially trained actors and musicians "plays back" the essence of the shared story using spoken improvisation, movement, and music. A story can be anything: a childhood memory, a current life dilemma, an anecdote from work or travel, or a vision of the future. Sometimes a story becomes a myth, sometimes a realistic enactment. Some stories are tragic, others are funny or illuminating. Come share your story and watch the magic unfold.

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April 2016

Saturday, April 30th at Live Oak Theater in Berkeley

April 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Live Oak Theater, 1301 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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An Evening of Playback Theatre   Saturday, April 30th 8pm Live Oak Theatre 1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley Admission: $20 in advance $25 at the door Seniors (62+) $20 Students with ID $20 Group Rates Available for 10 or more. Advance purchase recommended. Online sales end at 4p.m. on the day of the event. Remaining tickets will be sold at box office starting at 7:15p.m. For additional info call (510) 595-5555 email: info@livingartsplayback.org Armand Volkas, Director featuring Roni Alperin – Vicki Dello Joio – Rae…

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September 2016

An Evening of Playback Theatre at Dance Mission, SF

September 24, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St. @ Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20

An Evening of Playback Theatre Saturday, September 24th, 2016 8pm Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco Admission: $20 in advance $25 at the door Seniors (62+) $20 Students with ID $20 Group Rates Available for 10 or more. Advance purchase recommended. Online sales end at 4p.m. on the day of the event. Remaining tickets will be sold at box office starting at 7:15p.m. For additional info call (510) 595-5555 email: info@livingartsplayback.org Armand Volkas, Director featuring Vicki Dello Joio – Rae Ann Goldberg – Anees…

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November 2016

November 5th at La Pena Cultural Center

November 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$20

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.

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December 2016

December 10th, 2016 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley

December 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
David Brower Center, Goldman Theater, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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An Evening of Playback Theatre Saturday, December 10th, 2016 8pm David Brower Center, Berkeley   Admission: $20 in advance $25 at the door Seniors (62+) $20 Students with ID $20 Group Rates Available for 10 or more. Advance purchase recommended. Online sales end at 4p.m. on the day of the event. Remaining tickets will be sold at box office starting at 7:15p.m. For additional info call (510) 595-5555 email: info@livingartsplayback.org Armand Volkas, Director featuring Vicki Dello Joio – Rae Ann Goldberg – Anees…

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February 2017

An Evening of Love Stories

February 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
David Brower Center, Goldman Theater, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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$20

The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble Presents An Evening of Love Stories  Interactive theatre on the theme of love in all its colors, textures and complexity Saturday, February 11, 2017  8pm David Brower Center, Berkeley Admission: $20 in advance $25 at the door Seniors (62+) $20 Students with ID $20 Group Rates Available for 10 or more. Advance purchase recommended. For additional info call (510) 595-5555 email: info@livingartsplayback .org Armand Volkas, Director featuring Adrian Orozco-Blair – Laurel Elliott – Rae Ann Goldberg –…

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June 2017

Stories of Resistance

June 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Marion E. Greene Black Box Theatre, 531 19th St.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$30

This Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble performance will benefit East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering sanctuary, solidarity, support, community organizing assistance, advocacy, and legal services to those escaping war, terror, political persecution, intolerance, exploitation, and other expressions of violence. In this special benefit performance, audience members are invited to share personal stories of acts of resistance. Bring your story of: * A creative act of disobedience * A clever act of subversion * A bold act…

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