About Us

River Crossing Playback Theatre is an ensemble in the lower Susquehanna Valley building community through the dramatic portrayal of real-life stories. In Playback Theatre, audiences tell, watch and learn from their own stories, participating in a new common story that honors both their differences and common ground. The ensemble draws from members in Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York and Baltimore counties.

Workshops with River Crossing Playback Theatre

River Crossing Playback Theatre hams it up after their premier series opener in March 2013

Founded in 2007 to serve the Healing York Initiative and bridge racial divisions in York, PA, the ensemble has grown in size and scope, leading performances and workshops across Central Pennsylvania and beyond in colleges, schools, health care facilities, retirement communities and other venues.

Chris Fitz conducting a performance of River Side Stories.Chris Fitz is the founder and director of River Crossing Playback Theatre, having trained, performed and led workshops in improvisational arts for more than a decade in Washington, DC, Munich, Germany and across the US.  He holds an M.A. in Peace, Conflict & Development Studies from the Universitat Jaume I (Castellon, Spain) and a B.A. in International Conflict Resolution from Hampshire College (Amherst, MA).

River Crossing Playback Theatre can bring the stories in your community or organization to new life. Here’s more about our workshops or performances. Or contact us at rivercrossing@jubileearts.net or (717) 382-8292 to discuss opportunities to weave your group’s stories together.