Playback Theatre is an interactive theatre approach used in over 50 countries as a tool for community building, public dialogue, trauma response and cultural activism. In a Playback event, audience members share thoughts, feelings, memories and autobiographical accounts, and watch as a team of actors and musicians transform these experiences into improvised theatre pieces.
The Freedom Bus utilizes Playback Theatre as a response to the fundamental human need to share one”™s story and have it heard, acknowledged and honored. The use of Playback also builds solidarity through the communal sharing of stories, knowledge and experiences. In Palestine, communication between towns, villages, refugee camps, Bedouin encampments and popular committees helps to overcome the social fragmentation and alienation that results from colonization, apartheid and military occupation.
The Freedom Bus initiative is part of The Freedom Theatre’s Playback Theatre Project. The Playback Theatre Project is supported by: