Tyro Association for Arts
Playback theater workshop implemented in the Lebanese National Theater in Tripoli, which is a 15 days training program organized for youth(refugees and local young men and women) that helps them acquire the skills of playback theater, and they use it as a tool to freely express their thoughts and to relieve themselves from stress and life problems. After the training sessions end, the team will conduct theater performances to the local community in the Lebanese National Theater.
Playback Theater Training
The Playback theater workshop is a training organized by Tiro Association for Arts (TAA) in the Lebanese National Theater in Tripoli. It includes a group of sessions led by the trainers Kassem Istanbouli, Salah Atwi and Hossam Khattab for 22 participants from different nationalities, religious believes and backgrounds. This workshop is designed to help the youth learn and practice the basic elements of playback theater by developing the skills needed to transform true stories into improvised enactment.
The program of each trainning day goes as follows:
- The trainer starts by preparing the participants through warm up games, physical and nonverbal exercises and voice exercises.
- After theses exercises, the participants are warmed up and ready to improvise and act.
- The trainer starts explainig the techniques of playback theater.
- Each one of the members of the troup shares a story from his/her life experience.
- A group of participants improvise the story while applying the different techniques they learned.
- A 15 minutes break is agreed upon according to the request of the participants.