Open Practices Return Monthly via Zoom in 2022

Feeling the itch to play? Have you shared it — to extend this embodied, beloved community, to use a vision from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Friday, January 21, 2022 is the kick off of River Crossing Playback’s Third Friday Open Practices? Register now! 

We’re excited to invite you every month this spring to watch, listen, tell and play with us, developing a community of practice together. All levels of players are welcome as we continue to find meaningful, authentic joy in this work and play, even via Zoom. Here’s when:

  • Friday January 21, 7-9 pm
  • Friday, February 18, 7-9 pm
  • Friday, March 18, 7-9 pm
  • Friday, April 15, 7-9 pm
  • Friday, May 20, 7-9 pm

Each session engages our deep listening and improv skills, building a group “practice” of listening, telling and enacting stories through games, warm-up activities and Playback Theatre forms. Curious to join us? Read on…or register now

“I was honestly surprised. What started out feeling like obligation with a bit of curiosity turned into connection and amazing creative energy. I’m glad I came to this Open Practice.”

Cary Miller

Each evening follows this schedule (approximately):

7:00 pm – Arriving and welcoming each other
7:05 pm – Warming up and centering, physically and mentally
7:30 pm – Welcoming feelings in the room with Playback Theatre forms
8:15 pm – Welcoming stories in the room with Playback Theatre forms
8:45 pm – Reflections and closing

Why this? We offer Open Practice to build our expressive skills, our community connections and our capacity to create beauty and healing. We hope it leads to more transformative theatre throughout South Central Pennsylvania and beyond.

Arrive a few minutes before 7 PM to set up your Zoom connection. A computer and webcam is encouraged since handheld devices limit visibility and playing. Bring your favorite beverage…and loose-fitting clothes. So, see you there?

Register with your name, email and a $5-25 donation below. A Zoom link will follow. Donate $50 or more, and you’ll be registered for all five Third Friday practices! Contact us at or (717) 382-8292 with questions.