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JUNETEENTH PLAYBACK is back! Big Apple Playback is excited to be part of this now annual playback tradition started by B...
06/09/2021
Juneteenth Playback

JUNETEENTH PLAYBACK is back! Big Apple Playback is excited to be part of this now annual playback tradition started by BAPT and Oakland Freedom Theater last year, featuring the wonderful work of Shawnee Benton Gibson, Sipiwe Moyo, Kimeiko Rae, Kimberly Rattley, Dave Ross, and Arianna DeJur.

To create an affinity space, the show is performed by BIPOC performers exclusively for audience members who identify as BIPOC.

Black + Afro-Latinx folks + all our BIPOC siblings, join us in this space for healing. Your rage, grief, joy, power - it's all welcome. You tell your stories, and our Juneteenthers play them back with theatre, music, and love.

Non-BIPOC folks, donate $25+ so this Black-led space can be free to our BIPOC audience. Invest in Black artists to shine and be in community with one another!

Register now as we're reserving out rapidly!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-playback-tickets-158149211549

You bring your stories of Black joy + Black grief. We play them back with theater, music + love.

There are still spots left for Big Apple's workshop on navigating conflict within playback TOMORROW, Thursday, Dec 10th ...
12/09/2020
Let’s Talk: Navigating Conflict For The Future Of Playback

There are still spots left for Big Apple's workshop on navigating conflict within playback TOMORROW, Thursday, Dec 10th at 12pm, EST (through Playback North America's "Unconference". Let's expose the "elephant in the room" and clean up those relationships! Donate what you wish to get a ticket below.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-talk-navigating-conflict-for-the-future-of-playback-tickets-130289490373

Clean Up Your Relationships Within the Playback Community!

12/07/2020

7 DAYS LEFT UNTIL OUR VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE!!

Listen as Big Apple Playback Company Member Idalmis Garcia Rodriguez, shares some jazz, sparkly lights, Brooklyn ambiance AND the details about our upcoming VIRTUAL public show on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 12-2pm.

OUR THEME: “What’s Next”
TICKETS: $15-$20

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-next-a-virtual-show-by-big-apple-playback-theatre-tickets-129589913921

#BigApplePlaybackTheatre #VirtualPublicShow #December13th #WhatsNext

Playbackers!  We all deal with conflict within playback - amongst our company members, with other companies and perhaps ...
11/28/2020
Let’s Talk: Navigating Conflict For The Future Of Playback

Playbackers! We all deal with conflict within playback - amongst our company members, with other companies and perhaps even with the ideas within playback. Join us to explore how these challenges present themselves and how we can move through them with care and integrity. Please join Big Apple for a workshop - December 10th, 12-3pm EST. Register for "Let's Talk: Navigating Conflict for the Future of Playback Theatre" by clicking the link below. Donate what you wish and see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-talk-navigating-conflict-for-the-future-of-playback-tickets-130289490373

Join Big Apple Playback to explore tools to address conflict in the Playback world.

Join Big Apple Playback Theatre for a an afternoon of stories about "What's Next?" We are happy to be presenting this sh...
11/20/2020
WHAT'S NEXT? : A Virtual Show by Big Apple Playback Theatre

Join Big Apple Playback Theatre for a an afternoon of stories about "What's Next?" We are happy to be presenting this show as a part of Playback North America's virtual "Unconference". Get your tickets below!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-next-a-virtual-show-by-big-apple-playback-theatre-tickets-129589913921

COVID, quarantine, elections, oh my! As 2020 winds down, let's take a moment to share stories of our ups and down, and ask: WHAT'S NEXT?

09/24/2020

The leaders of Big Apple playback want to share a short conversation with our supporters and fans. Shawnee, Ricardo, Miho and Christine sit down to discuss our transition into a new leadership "triad" for the upcoming season as Mizuho Kanazawa steps out and Ricardo Perez-Gonzalez steps in as co-artistic director. We also talk about what the current civil and political moment calls for from playback theatre. Check out a short excerpt below!

08/28/2020

So incredibly proud of our Co-Artistic Director, Shawnee Benton Gibson, as she addresses the March on Washington today. She is speaking in honor of her daughter, Shamony, who is a victim of the crisis of racism in maternity care in this country. We love you, support you and amplify your message, Shawnee.

https://www.facebook.com/1070821315/posts/10219917119492960/?

06/17/2020

Please join members of Big Apple Playback in this very special, Juneteenth event for the Black and Afro-Latinx communities. In this FREE virtual playback theatre production, you will be invited to share personal stories of Black joy and Black grief; Your triumphs; Your challenges; Your love and Your rage. We invite Your whole self to present and unapologetically expressive.
*Please respect the request that the audience be comprised entirely of individuals identifying as Black + Afro- Latinx.

https://www.facebook.com/events/799192453818911/

Big Apple Playback theatre stands in solidarity with communities of color who are exercising their right to protest in d...
06/08/2020

Big Apple Playback theatre stands in solidarity with communities of color who are exercising their right to protest in defiance of state-led violence against black and brown bodies, systemic and institutional racism.

During this time of crisis, BAPT is committed to dismantling anti-black racism by utilizing playback theatre as a tool to amplify the voices of marginalized people and communities across the globe.

Members of Big Apple Playback are completing this *free* virtual training on how to respond as a bystander to xenophobic...
04/21/2020
Hollaback! Free Bystander Intervention Training

Members of Big Apple Playback are completing this *free* virtual training on how to respond as a bystander to xenophobic and anti-Asian harassment. We are seeing an increase in this type of harassment due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please register for this training to learn how to respond and keep our communities safe!

https://www.ihollaback.org/bystanderintervention/

In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, we at Hollaback! partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt our free bystander intervention training to meet this moment.

We would like to invite you to attend a free bystander intervention training:

Free Bystander Intervention training to stop anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment in the wake of the coronavirus.

Last chance to get tickets to see Big Apple Playback till June!  Join us for a performance and talk-back after the show!...
01/25/2020

Last chance to get tickets to see Big Apple Playback till June! Join us for a performance and talk-back after the show! For tickets, visit: https://bigapplewinter.bpt.me

Friends, join me and Big Apple Playback for an evening around stories of “taking action for our planet, our people and o...
01/20/2020

Friends, join me and Big Apple Playback for an evening around stories of “taking action for our planet, our people and ourselves.” There will be a brief Q&A after each performance on Friday and Saturday nights. If you are coming to see me, I’m on Friday night only. Get your tickets now!

Tickets are going fast for Big Apple Playback's Winter Show! Come share your stories with us on January 24th and 25th around the theme of "Taking Action". We hope to see you there!
Tickets here: https://bigapplewinter.bpt.me

Tickets are going fast for Big Apple Playback's Winter Show! Come share your stories with us on January 24th and 25th ar...
01/19/2020

Tickets are going fast for Big Apple Playback's Winter Show! Come share your stories with us on January 24th and 25th around the theme of "Taking Action". We hope to see you there!
Tickets here: https://bigapplewinter.bpt.me

It’s about to go down!
01/06/2020

It’s about to go down!

Join us for our Winter public shows January 24th and 25th. We want to hear your story...
Tickets at https://bigapplewinter.bpt.me

12/29/2019

On the threshold of the new decade, Big Apple wishes you the very best! Have a happy, healthy and safe 2020...and beyond.

Playback community, we need your support!  This December, four very special members of Big Apple Playback Theatre are sc...
11/07/2019
Click here to support Send Big Apple Playback Theatre to India! organized by Ashley Straw

Playback community, we need your support! This December, four very special members of Big Apple Playback Theatre are scheduled to travel to India to present at the International Playback Theatre Conference. Big Apple was selected to facilitate a workshop sharing our approach to "Equity, Diversity and Inclusion" and gaining knowledge on how others deal with this topic in their home communities. Diversity is a cornerstone of Big Apple's mission and BAPT is committed to working toward a more just world through playback. We are reaching out to YOU, our community members to help cover the immense cost associated with this endeavor. Thank you for those who have already given generously. Please make a donation today!

*A donation of $1,400.00 will cover airfare for one of our members.

*A donation of $40.00 will cover meals and accommodation for one performer for one day.

* A donation of $255.00 covers the registration fee for one of the Big Apple members

https://www.gofundme.com/f/send-big-apple-plackback-to-india

Ashley Straw Send Big Apple Playback Theatre to India! Send Big Apple Playback Theatre Company to IndiaWho is Big Apple Playback and What Are WE all About? Bi

Big Apple family, It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Shawnee Benton-Gibson, our co-artistic director t...
10/08/2019
Click here to support Celebrating the Life of Shamony Gibson organized by The Family of Shamony Makeba Gibson

Big Apple family,
It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Shawnee Benton-Gibson, our co-artistic director tragically lost her daughter, Shamony Gibson, this weekend. We invite the supporters of Big Apple Playback to also become supporters of the family of Shamony Gibson. This gofundme is set up to support Shamony's funeral arrangements as well as her partner and two small children in the coming months. Shawnee has given Big Apple and the playback community so much. We hope to use this opportunity to give back to Shawnee and her family. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/ShamonyGibsonCelebrationOfLife?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=sms&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

The Family of Shamony Makeba Gibson Celebrating the Life of Shamony Gibson Shamony Makeba Gibson was the embodiment of light. She drew light and she emanated

09/08/2019
09/03/2019

We're excited to welcome Big Apple Playback Theatre to our summer courses with a performance on Friday, 7/12 at Boughton Place in Highland, NY, 7:30pm curtain. Admission is free.

08/11/2019

Big Apple Playback had an amazing time at the Applied Improvisation Network Conference at Stony Brook University these past 2 days. Thank you to all who came to our session “Arches of Empathy: Building Bridges Through Playback Theatre.” We enjoyed meeting so many inspiring improvisers and discussing the efficacy of playback in EDI work. Please reach out if you would like to be part of this conversation!

I will on both nights!!!  Please come out for the night of storytelling.  Love, Mizuho
06/04/2019

I will on both nights!!! Please come out for the night of storytelling. Love, Mizuho

You have just 5 more days to get tickets to Big Apple's Spring Public Show. Come and share your story!
https://bigapplespring.brownpapertickets.com/

We are thrilled to announce that Shawnee Benton Gibson and Mizuho Kanazawa will be taking on the role of Big Apple Playb...
06/04/2019

We are thrilled to announce that Shawnee Benton Gibson and Mizuho Kanazawa will be taking on the role of Big Apple Playback’s Co-Artistic Directors for the upcoming 2019/2020 season. We are so lucky to have such talent and vision driving our organization! We look forward to serving your companies, schools and communities in the coming year!

05/26/2019

Debra Driscoll at rehearsal for big Apple Playback theater Leading an exercise called “The Ladder”.

05/26/2019

BAPT Rehearsal lead by Co-Artistic Director Mizuho Kanazawa

Join Mizuho Kanazawa and a Big Apple team at the "Creatively Healing" Water and Stone Conference on June 2nd.  Join us a...
05/23/2019

Join Mizuho Kanazawa and a Big Apple team at the "Creatively Healing" Water and Stone Conference on June 2nd. Join us and experience the healing power of Playback Theatre!

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Amazing workshop led by BAPT today at the #iptn2019 Playback Theatre Conference: "Diversity Within and Without with Big Apple Playback Theatre" I always learn so much with them. ❤
Thank you to Big Apple Playback Theatre for opening our #2019NYUForum on Theatre & Health - New York University
Conference co-chairs Nisha Sajnani and David Montgomery welcoming everyone to the #2019NYUForum and introducing Big Apple Playback Theatre!
فرقة صدى لمسرح اعادة التمثيل تود الترحيب بهانا فوكس التي ستلعب دور أساسي في دعم الفرقة من خلال التدريب المتقدم في "الفنية في مسرح إعادة التمثيل". هانا فوكس هي أستاذة جامعية في الرقص والمسرح، ومؤسِّسة فرقة Big Appleلمسرح إعادة التمثيل، وهي فرقة لمسرح إعادة التمثيل متعددة الثقافات مقرها مدينة نيويورك. هانا فوكس مدربة دولية معتمدة في مسرح إعادة التمثيل من Centre for Playback Theater في نيويورك. كان لهانا فوكس العديد من المنشورات في مجال مسرح إعادة التمثيل حول العالم.أحد منشوراتها هو كتاب (Zoomy Zoomy: Improv Games and Exercises for Groups ). يستعمل هذا المؤلف من قبل ممارسي ومعلمي المسرح في جميع أنحاء العالم. كما أن هانا هي ابنة جوناثان فوكس وجو سالاس ، مؤسسي مسرح إعادة التمثيل. SADA Playback Theater would like to welcome Hannah Fox who will be playing an essential role in supporting the troupe through an advanced skills training in the Artistry of Playback Theatre in November. Hannah Fox is a professor of dance and theatre, the founder of Big Apple Playback Theatre , a multi-cultural Playback ensemble based in New York City, and an international trainer with the Centre for Playback Theatre. She has published widely on the topic of Playback Theatre. Her book Zoomy Zoomy: Improv Games and Exercises for Groups is used by theatre practitioners and educators around the world. Hannah is the daughter of Jonathan Fox and Jo Salas, the founders of Playback Theatre.
Excited to be part of tonight's Big Apple Playback Theatre public show! Going to play some music for these lovelies as they make magic happen on stage. in Manhattan at The Episcopal Actors' Guild.
Please come join us! Improv Theater that builds community. I will be on Saturday night. Love, Mizuho
This is an amazing, talented and awesome group of players.
Davina Leonard
Sickle Cell symposium peformance, Jersey City, NJ
Sickle Cell symposium peformance, Jersey City, NJ
Sickle Cell symposium peformance, Jersey City, NJ