Nastya Vorobyeva Playback Theatre Workshops

Online workshop: October 24 & 25, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Zoom


Join a Zoom workshop by Russian performance artist and social activist for human rights, Nastya Vorobyeva. For two consecutive days, she will introduce, demonstrate and lead two sessions on the Playback Theatre method. Playback Theatre is an original form of improvisational theatre in which audience or group members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot. It exists in more than 85 countries around the world and can apply for many purposes, as an open performances in a theatre space, as well as the way of healing and creating a dialogue with communities, in post conflict areas, disasters, accidents etc. All are welcome to attend. Nastya has created social theatre projects around the world for professional artists, social workers, and communities at large.  
Getting a strong start in Playback Theatre means taking enough time to immerse yourself in the rich atmosphere and dynamics of the Playback experience. In this 2 hours intensive, you’ll learn the basics with opportunities to practice. Each student will have a chance to try the roles of being an actor, viewer and may be a teller. We will tell and enact stories together, in the spirit of fun and fellowship.

ANASTASIA VOROBYEVA is a performance artist and social activist for human rights. She is the co-founder of VOZDUKH Center (theater project which contains it’s own method of movement and immersive theater), she is a certified Playback Theatre trainer from the Centre of Playback Theatre (NY) and a Vice President of International Playback Theater Network (IPTN)
Vorobyeva has created multiple social theatre projects in contemporary and playback theatre around the world including the UK, Bangladesh, Middle East and Nigeria and throughout Europe as well as projects addressing trauma through theatre and art therapy.
She begins her journey like psychodrama therapist and theater director. And then she was inspired by the idea to make an ART the powerful tool of social transformation in the world. She leads trainings for professional artists and social workers, for minorities and communities.
She believes that ART can bring the change.