Playing with Privilege: A Playback Theatre Retreat for Community Change

January 2-4, 2015

Camp Eder (near Gettysburg, PA)

Friday, January 2 at 7 pm to Sunday, January 4 at 2 pm.
Hosted by River Crossing Playback Theatre

Who we are impacts our access to power and privilege…and it’s complicated. Our identities are made up of lots of aspects: age, race, gender, sex, class, and on and on. As Playbackers we can’t playback what we can’t see or understand in others or access in ourselves. Each identity is like a different lens and in this workshop we will be exploring these different lenses as tellers and performers, with the goal of making our playback work more inviting and affirming for all.

Workshops with River Crossing Playback Theatre

Who will be there?
River Crossing Playback Theatre members will host the weekend, designed to equip anyone having at least minimal Playback experience with broadly applicable tools to listen and play stories more deeply and sensitively.

Pamela Freeman and Sarah Halley, co-founders of Playback for Change in Philadelphia will provide facilitation and leadership
Pamela is a LCSW psychotherapist, trainer and activist. A gradute of the School of Playback Theatre, she is currently on the board of the Centre for Playback Theatre.
Sarah is a consultant, trainer and activist. She is a lead facilitator for the Whites Confronting Racism series at Training for Change and an artist-in-residence with the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts.

What’ll we do?

  • Friday will open with Playback Theatre and interactive games to warm us up and build trust in our group
  • Saturday will take an intensive look at the privilege in our own lives and our work in a Playback Theatre troupe
  • ​Sunday ​​will close with time to reflect, celebrate and integrate what we’ve learned toward a whole self and community

​How much?
$165 to $180. We strive to make this retreat affordable for everyone and appreciate your honest self-assessment of how much you can afford.
$165 is the standard discount. $180 the full price (institutional rate).

Includes food, cozy lodging and dynamic leadership in a newly rebuilt lodge in wooded Pennsylvania.
Sleeping accommodations are in two bunk rooms.
Because the weekend increases in intensity and requires increasing trust, we ask that you stay for the duration.

How to get there?
Camp Eder is located at 914 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA 17320.
1.5 hours drive from Washington, DC and 2.5 hours from Philadelphia.
Members of River Crossing can pick you up at bus stations in Gettysburg or York or train stations in Lancaster or Harrisburg.

How to register?
Reserve your spot online below or send a check payable to Jubilee Arts to 320 East Walnut Street, Marietta, PA 17547.  Please include: 1) Your name, 2) Your email and address, 3) Your lodging preference (male or female bunk room), 4) Any dietary or other preferences/ restrictions. Space is limited so register asap!

Payment Options
Weekend Lodging
Your Name
Special dietary, other needs

Questions?  Contact the registrar, or at 717-747-1605.