Immaculata Hosts Improv Theatre
Immaculata University welcomed the Playback Theatre to campus on Thursday, March 20, for an evening of improvisation based on audience stories. Sponsored by Immaculata’s Academic Affairs, Student Development and Engagement, and the Global Languages and Cultures departments, the event’s theme was Immigrant Life.
The Playback Theatre is a kind of alternative theatre that weaves together spoken word, dance, music, storytelling, and theatre in an improvisational form that can be serious, deeply moving and often hilarious. Content comes from the audience when someone tells a story or moment from his/her life, chooses the actors to play different roles and then watches his/her story spontaneously enacted.
The Playback Theatre, founded in 1975, is an interactive theatre approach used in over 50 countries as a tool for community building, public dialogue, trauma response and cultural activism. The Playback Theatre event is part of a series offered by Immaculata University during the Spring semester on issues related to Immigration. For more information, please call 610-647-4400, ext. 3454.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.