We Belong Workshop: Intro to Community-Building Improvisation

Saturday, March 14, 2015
9 AM – 4 PM
York Friends (Quaker) Meetinghouse
135 W Philadelphia St, York, PA

Hosted by River Crossing Playback Theatre

Learn an improvisational theatre that plays back the deeper notes of stories and bridges divisions in our community.

River Crossing Playback Theatre at a community performance in Gettysburg 2011 - Dessylyn Arnold Photography

River Crossing Playback Theatre in Gettysburg 2011 – Dessylyn Arnold Photography

What does it mean to belong? Where in our community do we feel belonging—and where do we miss it? You will explore these questions with other community-minded participants using improvisational exercises that build skills for listening, communicating and transforming our stories. The workshop provides a basic training in Playback Theatre (further training would be required for performing) and a basis for a community performance-dialogue series in April, May and June. 

Register now via PayPal or send a check for $50 to Jubilee Arts, 320 E. Walnut St, Marietta, PA 17547. Scholarships available by contacting the registrar below. Register by Sunday, March 8 to guarantee your spot!

The workshop kicks off a second-Saturday dialogue-performance series this spring in partnership with the York YWCA, York Friends Meeting and Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York, We Belong, on:

Saturday, April 11 ~ York Central Market
Saturday, May 9 ~ Unitarian Universalist Church of York
Saturday, June 13 ~ York YWCA

Chris Fitz, a York native living in Marietta, PA, will lead the workshop’s progression of warm-ups, theatre games, interactive discussion and training in basic Playback Theatre techniques. Chris is the executive director of the Lancaster-based Center for Community Peacemaking and has practiced Playback Theatre and other interactive arts for more than ten years. He is a graduate of the international School of Playback Theatre based in New Paltz, New York.

PA Council on the Arts logo

This project is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Contact the registrar, colleen@jubileearts.net or at 717-747-1605.

We look forward to a fun and insight-filled workshop!