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From Montréal to Bengaluru – My Four Years on the IPTN Board

Act 1: 2017 – 2018, Organising the Conference. ‘So where does your story begin?’ Looking back on my time on the Board of the International Playback Theatre Network (IPTN), I served one term of four years after joining in Montreal … Continue reading

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Act 2: 2019. The Conference and an unexpected (non-spiritual) plot twist…

“If hate eats chilli, love gets heartburn.”  Nick Booth “If you wake up in the morning, you’ve got options.” Jessica Butcher In early December 2019, I arrived back in India to meet with the rest of the IPTN Board to … Continue reading

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Act 3: 2020, Unrequited Love.

The CPT Code of Ethics and the Search for a Resolution “We always come back to this; can’t we just cut to the part where you say sorry?” Kermit the Frog breaking up with Miss Piggy. Back home having regained my … Continue reading

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Book: Playback Theatre Around The World

PLAYBACK THEATRE AROUND THE WORLDDiversity of Application Edited by Brian Tasker and Baiju Gopal Published by Christ University Press, Bengaluru, India Available from amazon.co.uk: Kindle version £3.01 / Paperback £7.62ISBN 978-93-82305-99-6 Playback Theatre Around The World: Diversity of Application was … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year 2021, The Year of the Ox (February 12th)              As the chaos of the Year of the Rat begins to fade, the image of the humble Ox emerging from the apocalyptic haze provides … Continue reading

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Gratitude in the time of the Coronavirus

Gratitude in the time of the Coronavirus This journey just startedIts destination unknownTime to destination unknown.Already I feel frustrated and crossNot wanting, not accepting this changeThat seems to have come so suddenly. At the supermarketI grab what I can Not what … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2020 The Year of the Rat!

Happy New Year 2020                    The Year of the Rat   (January 25th) The Rat, a symbol for our times. Rats are inveterate consumers and along with mice, consume or spoil up to 20% of the world’s food. They need to chew constantly as their teeth … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Playback Theatre

You are invited to the inaugural performance of Bittersweet Playback Theatre: a unique form of improvised theatre that invites a true moment or story from the audience which is then enacted on the spot. Do join us at the British … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2019 – The year of the Pig!

Happy New Year 2019                   The Year of the Pig    (February 5th) As we move on from the Year of the Dog with its opportunity to prioritise what we needed to follow, so the Year of the Pig invites us … Continue reading

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Playback Theatre Workshops in Stroud

Playback Theatre: The Art of Empathy in Action, An Introduction   Low cost: £15 as a Community Venture I’m now running these increasingly popular Playback Workshops monthly in Stroud and we have participants from Bristol so car share is possible. You are … Continue reading

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